New Catapult CEO hits ground running, takes Rugby Australia deal forward

The new chief executive of GPS sports tracker Catapult Group has announced the firm is expanding its partnership with Rugby Australia, just a day after he started with the ASX-listed company.

The deal, announced on Tuesday, will see Catapult’s new Vector technology – which was used by the Wallabies during their World Cup campaign in Japan – used across all of Australia’s representative teams, super rugby franchises and academies.

The Wallabies used Catapult’s new Vector technology during the recent World Cup in Japan.Credit:Rugby Australia

“As the global market leader we are the logical partners for leagues around the world,” said chief executive Will Lopes, who is based in the US, where Catapult has signed up the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks as a customer and also the team’s high-profile owner Mark Cuban as an investor.

The latest deal coincides with the launch of Catapult’s new Rugby Suite, a set of algorithms engineered to identify and measure events specific to rugby, such as scrums, kicks and contact.


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