Opta & Vivomed to Supply 2013 Rugby League World Cup

September 12, 2013

Rugby League World Cup 2013 has announced two new commercial deals today with Opta being named the Official Tournament Data Supplier and Vivomed added as Official Medical Equipment supplier of the tournament.

Sport statisticians Opta and OptaPro services will be used in a variety of ways by broadcasters, treat print media, across digital platforms and by competing nations at RLWC2013.

RLWC2013 Operations Director Jon Dutton said: “We are delighted to be working with Opta. Their track record as a data supplier for a range of top-level tournaments speaks for itself. 

“Rugby League World Cup 2013 will be the global sporting event of 2013, and it is fitting that a world-renowned organisation like Opta will play an integral role at the tournament.” 

Opta CEO Aidan Cooney said: “Opta’s strength in supporting rugby clubs and governing bodies in both codes is something we are very proud of. 

“We are delighted to welcome such a prestigious event as Rugby League World Cup 2013 as a partner and we feel the services we provide will service the needs of broadcasters, the competing nations and most importantly fans of Rugby League through what is shaping up to be a fantastic tournament and one of the highlights of the sporting year.” 

Opta will be working with host broadcasters BBC and Premier Sports in support of their tournament coverage, while also working alongside the tournament’s global broadcast partners. 

UK sports medicine specialists Vivomed will provide vital medical equipment and materials to teams and match day personnel throughout RLWC2013.  

Senior Pharmacist and Managing Director of Vivomed, Ronnie Lennon said: “Vivomed is delighted to have been appointed as the official medical equipment supplier to Rugby League World Cup 2013. 

“Vivomed is a family run company, and so it is extremely exciting to be forging a relationship with a sport that enjoys such a strong reputation with families. 

“Our team of medically qualified professionals will enable us to augment the efficient supply of first-aid, physiotherapy and medical equipment with help and advice when needed throughout this autumn’s tournament and we wish all the teams the best of luck.” 

Rugby League World Cup 2013 Commercial Manager Rob Singleton said: “We’re really pleased to announce Vivomed as the official medical supplier to RLWC2013. 

“As a family run company, they are a perfect fit for Rugby League and for RLWC2013 and will provide a vital service at the tournament.”

Rugby League World Cup 2013 begins on October 26 with a spectacular Opening Ceremony and double header of matches at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.