All Blacks to play with ‘smart ball’ against Scots

All Blacks to play with ‘smart ball’ against Scots
Rugby balls are set to get a whole heap smarter. (Image: Getty)
Trevor McKewen
Ian Foster’s All Blacks will step into a bold new technology frontier when they play their first test match using a rugby "smart ball" against Scotland in Edinburgh.The Monday morning match will feature the introduction of the Sportable Gilbert smart ball, which is intended to provide performance and fan-engagement insights via augmented reality graphics.UK-based sports technology and data science business Sportable Technologies invented the ball, which can provide real-time statistics such as kicking and passing distances and s...

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