Sport

All Blacks aim for high-tech edge

Trevor McKewen
Tue, 31 May 2022

All Blacks aim for high-tech edge
A monitor with a player and analysis tool by SAP can be seen in the media centre during the 2018 Soccer World Cup. (Image: Getty)
Trevor McKewen
Tue, 31 May 2022
Technology came late to rugby, compared to other professional sports.  The first real innovation was the cigarette packet-sized GPS trackers sewn into training jerseys about 15 years ago. Now laptops are as common as anguished looks in coaching boxes during live games.But if New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the All Blacks have their way, tech that might give a winning edge at the international level could help them scale new heights at next year’s Rugby World Cup in France. It’s all been Silver Lake news this week, with NZR set...

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