European Professional Club Rugby tournaments to be monitored by Sportradar
Sportradar Security Services is proud to announce that European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) will be using its full tailored Fraud Detection System to analyse all betting taking place on the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup for the next three seasons.
Starting with the first match between Harlequins and Montpellier, all 67 matches of the Champions Cup and all 67 matches of the Challenge Cup of this season, plus all the matches of both tournaments for the following two seasons will be monitored for suspicious odds movements across the broadest range of betting operators available in the market.
In addition to the Fraud Detection System (FDS), Sportradar will also deliver two rugby-focused Fraud Prevention Workshops that will be attended by EPCR stakeholders as well as match officials.
Sportradar Managing Director Security Services Andreas Krannich added: “The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are relatively young competitions, but the annual campaign to be the best in Europe has always generated the highest levels of excellence, professionalism and excitement.
“We are proud that EPCR have trusted our Award-winning FDS to keep them fully abreast of what is happening in the global betting markets and that we will also get the chance to raise awareness and understanding of the issues around betting-related match fixing with their stakeholders and officials. Rugby is a sport in which we have seen encouraging levels of proactivity and this agreement with the EPCR is a leading example of that commitment to integrity.”
About European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR)
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the organiser of the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup tournaments.
Established in 2014 with headquarters in Neuchatel, Switzerland, EPCR has the following shareholders: Federation Francaise de Rugby (FFR), Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Scottish Rugby Union (SRU), Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), Premiership Rugby (PRL) and Pro Rugby Wales.
The EPCR-organised Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournament feature clubs which have qualified on merit from their respective domestic leagues – the Aviva Premiership, the Top 14 and the Guinness PRO12, as well as from the Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition.
For more information about EPCR, please visit: www.epcrugby.com