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IBM to Deploy Predictive Analytics Technology for Australian Rugby Team

Waratahs want to track 35 players

IBM has been selected by an Australian rugby team to deploy predictive analytics solution meant to help improve the team's goals of reducing injuries and increasing competitiveness on the field.

The NSW Waratahs intends to use IBM SPSS Modeler to track the progress and welfare of its thirty-five player squad, IBM said.

"The predictive analytics technology will be used by the NSW Waratahs to analyze player data from multiple sources and to assist in the decision making surrounding player training load and injury predication," said Jason Allen, CEO of Waratahs Rugby.

Brock Douglas, IBM business analytics leader, said the company aims to help the team address the business side of the sport through the use of data and analytics solutions.

The rugby team will combine analytics solutions with medical and wellness data collected from players using GPS trackers.

The initiative is meant to extend the parties' relationship to nine years and to be part of a new two-year technology partner deal IBM has with the club.

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