England's Rugby Football League (RFL) has partnered with Sportradar's Integrity Services division to help ensure that its competitions are free from corruption.

The two year agreement will see the RFL deploy Sportradar's Fraud Detection System to monitor more than 200 rugby league matches, including all Betfred Super League, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and Dacia World Club Series Games.

This will be supported by bespoke integrity workshops, which will be delivered to club representatives and match officials by Sportradar's team.

The two parties have also signed an official data partnership to provide RFL statistics and data to a range of businesses and platforms.

"At the Rugby Football League we take the integrity of the game very seriously,” said Karen Moorhouse, Rugby Football League director of operations and legal.

"It is important that everyone within Rugby League, but also those outside our immediate reach, are in no doubt about our commitment to an honest and credible sport. Our partnership with Sportradar underpins our message and magnifies it," she explained. "We are looking forward to working with them over the coming years."

The RFL has also taken additional steps to strengthen sporting integrity, signing up to the Sports Betting Integrity  Forum's 2017 Action Plan, which aims to promote a collaborative approach between sports, betting, law enforcement and government agencies on betting-related corruption.

"It seems that 2017, as young a year as it is, is already showing itself to be a year of unmatched commitment to the sporting integrity cause," added Sportradar's managing director for integrity services. "Following the recent CAS decision and our FIFA Partnership, this alliance with the Rugby Football League is incredibly encouraging and shows that the sporting world continues to have sports and individuals who are unwavering in their commitment to competition that generates emotion and can be free of doubt."

Sportradar has delivered similar sports integrity services to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) since 2013.

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