England’s Rugby Football League (RFL) has extended its partnership with sports integrity solutions provider Sportradar.

The RFL has been working with Sportradar since 2017, with the supplier delivering integrity workshops to club representatives and RFL officials, as well as monitoring RFL matches through its Fraud Detection System.

The partnership has been extended for a further two years to cover all levels of the professional game.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Sportradar – and also to confirm that no reports of concern were flagged in more than 200 matches that were monitored in 2018,” said RFL director of projects and legal Alan Darfi.

“The RFL is fully committed to the integrity of the game, and this relationship is a key part of that commitment. Sportradar are trusted nationally and internationally in this field, and therefore excellent partners for us, both in providing monitoring services and also through the delivery of integrity workshops.”

Sportradar managing director of integrity services Andreas Krannich commented: “The extension of our partnership with the Rugby Football League into a third season vindicates our continued investment in both the Fraud Detection System (FDS) and our network of highly trained betting experts worldwide.

“In over 200 matches monitored in the 2018 season, the FDS found no indication of betting-related fixing. The Rugby Football League will once again invest in our education workshops to inform players and officials at the clubs about the threat of match fixing as part of their proactive approach to prevention.”

 

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