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RBS 6 Nations Signs Accenture as New Technology Partner

January 25, 2012
RBS 6 Nations Signs Accenture as New Technology Partner
 
 New App Available for 6 Nations Fans

Jan. 25, 2012 – The RBS 6 Nations today announced Accenture as its Official Technology Partner for the 2012 and 2013 RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championships.

As the Technology Partner, Accenture is delivering the official RBS 6 Nations Championship mobile app.   The app is available free today in the App Store for iPhone©, providing RBS 6 Nations fans with access to team news, stats, video highlights and up-to-the-minute scores throughout the Championship.
 
John Feehan, Chief Executive of the RBS 6 Nations, said: “Through a collaborative contract with Accenture we have been able to deliver the new mobile app ahead of this year’s first Championship game on Saturday 4 February between France and Italy.  The app will provide broadcasters, journalists, coaches and rugby fans with the latest news such as team line ups and live text commentary throughout the Championship.  We look forward to a very productive and successful relationship with Accenture.”
 
During the Championship, users of the app will be able to access comprehensive match statistics and live text commentary for all matches, capturing critical team, player and match data such as set piece success rates, yards gained, possession rates, penalty counts and a host of other match metrics. 
 
“Accenture is delighted to be associated with one of the most exciting rugby tournaments in the world,” said Olly Benzecry, U.K. and Ireland managing director at Accenture. “We pride ourselves on our ability to develop innovative mobile capabilities for our clients. In this case, Accenture Mobility Services was tapped to help The RBS 6 Nations respond to the needs of its changing consumers and to enhance the experience of rugby fans.”
 
Incorporating the latest technology to create the ultimate mobile RBS 6 Nations fan experience, the Accenture-built app provides fans with access to all kinds of information throughout the championship, with live push notifications to keep users up to date on the latest pre-match developments as they happen.  The app covers the whole experience both on and off the field from pre-match build up with all the latest news, line ups and previews, through to experiencing the game live with text commentary, followed by post match analysis including video highlights, reports and match play data. 
  
The RBS 6 Nations Championship app can be downloaded here
 
ABOUT THE RBS 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP
The RBS 6 Nations is an annual international rugby union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. One of the premier competitions in the sporting calendar, it features 15 individual matches in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris and Rome over a two month period (February - March 2012).
 
ABOUT ACCENTURE
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 244,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.
 
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Contact:
 
Christine Connolly
RBS 6 Nations
Tel: +353 (0)1 669 0950
 
Aleks Vujanic
Accenture
Tel: +44 (0)207 844 3476
Mob: +44 (0)7786 635920
aleks.vujanic@accenture.com
 
Jo Baker
Accenture
Tel: +44 (0)207 844 7941
Mob: +44 (0)7941 233300
 
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