Video: London Irish rugby team uses IBM analytics to boost performance

Professional rugby club London Irish has used IBM's predictive business analytics to monitor player performance and improve training programmes.

Professional rugby club London Irish has used IBM's predictive business analytics to monitor player performance and improve training programmes.

The IBM system will consolidate match day and training performance data collected by the coaching team, including player exertion levels, to develop enhanced training plans and give the team improved competitive edge and match day performance.

Toby Booth, London Irish head coach, said: "Performance analysis is vital for success. In order to push our programme forward and be the best, we must constantly find ways to advance player and squad development."

"The IBM business analytics system is cutting edge and will enable us to keep our finger even more on the pulse; the ability to drill down into our data even further means we can view performance trends in a higher level of details, develop enhanced training schedules and importantly focus our efforts even more effectively on the pitch," he added.

See the video below to see how head coach, Toby Booth, puts player information into practice:


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