Sportradar scores extension with England’s RFL

4 April 2019

Sports data intelligence provider Sportradar has renewed its partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL), the national governing body for rugby league in England.

Sportradar will continue to collaborate with the RFL on integrity and monitoring initiatives during 2019 and 2020.

This will include Sportradar monitoring RFL-organised matches using its Fraud Detection System, as well as the provider delivering integrity workshops to club representatives and officials.

Sportradar has been working with the RFL since 2017 and recently reported that there were no incidents of betting-related fixing in any RFL matches in over 200 matches during the entire 2018 season.

“The RFL is fully committed to the integrity of the game, and this relationship is a key part of that commitment,” RFL’s director of projects and legal Alan Darfi said.

“Sportradar is trusted nationally and internationally in this field, and therefore excellent partners for us, both in providing monitoring services and also through the delivery of integrity workshops.”

Andreas Krannich, managing director of Integrity Services at Sportradar, added: “The extension of our partnership with the RFL into a third season vindicates our continued investment in both the Fraud Detection System and our network of highly trained betting experts worldwide.

“The RFL will again invest in our education workshops to inform players and officials at the clubs about the threat of match fixing as part of their proactive approach to prevention.”

Sportradar has signed a series of similar deals with a number of other sporting organisations in recent months, including Major League Baseball and the United Soccer League, both in North America.

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