Global sports data and intelligence provider STATS has signed a new five-year agreement with the National Rugby League (NRL) as the official data provider.
STATS expands its statistics collection to include men’s and women’s live and post-match data for 1,357 matches across 24 international, national, state, and age grade competitions ranging from NRL’s Telstra Premiership to under-16 junior representatives.
Working from both the NRL’s Bunker and their Sydney production centre, STATS’ live match data is distributed to league partners and media providers through STATS’ industry-leading data feeds, which Northwestern University has validated as the fastest and most accurate in the industry.
STATS’ post-match data is provided to media and the league. The agreement also gives the NRL access to extensive reporting and research support.
Luke Gooden, NRL general manager of digital football product development, said: “NRL teams have been using STATS’ rugby league data and analytics for several years, and it has become an important part of match preparation. STATS also collects and distributes NRL data to our partners and affiliates, providing fans with more information on and off the pitch.”