RFL extends agreement with Sportradar

The Rugby Football League have extended the agreement with Sportradar – the world’s leading supplier of sports integrity solutions – after receiving a clean bill of health for more than 200 matches that were monitored in 2018.

The RFL have been working with Sportradar since 2017, with the relationship including the delivery of integrity workshops to club representatives and RFL officials, as well as the monitoring of matches through their Fraud Detection System. Now that relationship will continue for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, at all levels of the professional game.

Alan Darfi, the RFL’s Director of Projects and Legal, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Sportradar – and also to confirm that no reports of concern were flagged in more than 200 matches that were monitored in 2018. The RFL is fully committed to the integrity of the game, and this relationship is a key part of that commitment. Sportradar are 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, said: “The extension of our partnership with the Rugby Football League into a third season vindicates our continued investment in both the Fraud Detection System (FDS) and our network of highly trained betting experts worldwide. In over 200 matches monitored in the 2018 season, the FDS found no indication of betting-related fixing. The Rugby Football League will once 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.”

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