The Sports Office supports Tier 1 teams in Rugby World Cup

The Sports Office clients England, Ireland and Argentina are finalising their preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.   

Our performance management system for elite rugby is used by both Argentina and Ireland. Medical and injury data generated by England’s players during the tournament will be also captured by The Sports Office system used in the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (PRISP).  

The performance management system will provide Ireland and Argentina with a range of powerful functions. Management information and data generated by each squad will be available, and readily accessible in real-time, to the respective coaching and fitness staff, via The Sports Office App and our Monitoring App. Our systems also support coaching, fitness, video, data analysis and medical management in elite rugby.   

The PRISP is the most comprehensive and longest-running injury surveillance study in professional rugby. It monitors the injury risk of players at Premiership, European and England level. The project is lead by RFU Chief Medical Officer Simon Kemp.   

Performance management systems for elite rugby.
The Irish Rugby Union use The Sports Office performance management system for elite rugby.
Photo Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Sports Office Head of Client Services, Andy Gorski commented: “We are delighted that our systems will be supporting three Tier 1 nations during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  We would like to wish each of them the very best for what will be a hugely competitive tournament.”

Gorski added: “We believe our performance management systems for elite rugby offer unrivalled support to any team or governing body seeking to attain world-class levels of performance. Our elite rugby client base continues to expand across the world.”   

Sports Office client managers present our performance management system for elite rugby to UAR staff.
Sports Office client managers work with U.A.R. staff to implement our performance management system for elite rugby.

Ireland recently completed their Rugby World Cup warm-up games with a 19-10 victory over Wales in Dublin. That win means they currently rank as the number one nation on the planet. Argentina completed a 74-0 victory over leading Australian club side Randwick in Sydney as part of their tournament build-up. And England have already landed in Japan and are holding a final training camp in Miyazaki. 

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks-off on Friday 20th September when host nation Japan face Russia. Argentina play France on day two. Ireland begin their campaign 24-hours later against Scotland and England face Tonga later on the same day. 

Many elite rugby organisations throughout the world are among The Sports Office’s varied client base. As well as governing bodies such as the RFU and Argentina Rugby Union, teams in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition and the Australian NRL are also users.  The Rugby Squad users also include clubs in the UK’s Rugby League Super League and teams in North America’s Major League Rugby.

  • To learn more about our performance management systems for elite rugby, contact us today.

Read about our work to support injury prevention in elite rugby here.

Read about our work with a leading NRL club here.