Australian Rugby Union Inks Sportradar Partnership

February 21, 2014

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) have announced today a three year integrity partnership with Sportradar.

Under the agreement, Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS) will monitor Super Rugby fixtures involving Australian teams and international test matches held in Australia for signs of betting-related corruption and fraudulent activity.

Sportradar’s technologically advanced FDS tracks betting odds movements across hundreds of different betting operators around the world in real-time. 

It has successfully monitored a range of sports since 2004 and uses core features such as a comprehensive betting database; a scientific alerting system; a fraud scoring database of individuals; vast professional analytical experience; an unrivalled level of coverage; and a proven ability to detect suspicious betting practices.  

Sportradar CEO, Carsten Koerl said, “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Australian Rugby and further strengthen our commitment to support Australian sports in countering betting-related corruption. The ARU’s forward thinking approach to protecting the integrity of Rugby is highly commendable and our revolutionary Fraud Detection System will greatly assist in this.”

ARU CEO, Bill Pulver, said, “Integrity is one of Rugby’s core values and we want to ensure our sport operates in a way that aligns with our values. We’re looking forward to working closely with Sportradar to use their expertise in addition to our existing integrity policies.”

The deal follows Sportradar’s recent partnership announcement with Football Federation Australia.