The RBS 6 Nations – the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest international Rugby Union tournament – has today announced that it has signed a deal with international management consultancy and technology firm, Accenture, to become the tournament’s Official Technology Partner in 2012 and 2013.
The deal will see Accenture deliver the RBS 6 Nations Championship Official Mobile App to users of the Apple iPhone. The app will be made available for free, from today, in Apple’s AppStore, and will provide rugby union fans with team news, stats, video highlights and up-to-the-minute scores throughout RBS 6 Nations 2012 and 2013.
Speaking for the RBS 6 Nations on the new partnership, John Feehan, CEO of the tournament, told:
“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.”
Olly Benzecry, the UK and Ireland MD of Accenture, said of the partnership:
“Accenture is delighted to be associated with one of the most exciting rugby tournaments in the world.”
“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.”
RBS 6 Nations 2012 kicks-off its 15 match 2012 fixture list, when France play Italy at the Stade de France on Saturday 4th February – at 15:30 (CET).