SA Rugby wary of match-fixing

SA Rugby has addressed the potential threat of match fixing in the sport by putting in place a monitoring service for Super Rugby and Springbok Tests in 2016.

For the first time, SA Rugby has partnered with Sportradar, a Swiss-based global leader in providing data services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities, to operate a match-fixing detection service.

'We have recently seen allegations of match-fixing in other South African sports and it is a threat that SA Rugby is not complacent about,' CEO Jurie Roux commented. 'In the past few years, World Rugby has really stepped up its quest in ensuring the integrity of the game is upheld with its “Keep Rugby Onside” campaign and we fully support that.

'All our teams and competitions count among the best in the world, so it’s imperative that we monitor global sport to spot the threats on the horizon. Sportradar can safeguard us from these threats. Its data-related expertise will ensure that its betting monitoring systems, which are employed worldwide, will give us the most powerful tool available to spot and root out concerns.'

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