Announcing the Winners

Winners Gallery

Overall Grand Prize

Overall Second Prize

Overall Third Prize

Best App by a University Student

Best Rugby Education App

Popular Choice

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About the Challenge

Winners announced (view all dates)

American International Group, Inc. and its affiliates (“AIG”), global leaders in insurance, are collaborating with Opta, New Zealand Rugby, and USA Rugby to launch the AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge. Harness a wealth of rugby data and get it into the hands of fans via useful, engaging apps.

For the first time in the history of the game, AIG is offering software developers access to comprehensive AIG Opta Rugby Data– including stadium location feeds, team and player performance statistics, match statistics, and numerous other rich data feeds – free of charge.

Use this data to create innovative apps that promote rugby awareness and engagement around the world and get people excited about this great global sport!

Judges

Ashley Hirst

Ashley Hirst

Head of Science in the EMEA, AIG

Angus McNab

Angus McNab

Head of Pro Rugby and Sponsorship, Opta Sports

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Entrepreneur

Simon Drabble

Simon Drabble

Director, adidas miCoach Business Unit

Nigel Melville

Nigel Melville

CEO & President, USA Rugby

Brett Gosper

Brett Gosper

CEO, International Rugby Board

Jayne Bussman-Wise

Jayne Bussman-Wise

Digital Director, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

Tawera Kerr-Barlow

Tawera Kerr-Barlow

New Zealand All Blacks Player

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor

New Zealand All Blacks Player

Wyatt Crockett

Wyatt Crockett

New Zealand All Blacks Player

Judging Criteria

Quality of the Idea

Includes creativity and originality.

Implementation of the Idea

Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer and how well the app integrates the AIG Opta Rugby Dataset.

Potential Impact

Includes the potential impact on rugby enthusiasts.

Prizes

Overall Grand Prize

$57,640

• $7,500 cash prize
• Tickets, round-trip flights (flying Air New Zealand), and accommodations for 2 to an All Blacks rugby match in New Zealand (Total retail value: $13,568)
• Live data Rugby feed from Opta Sports for 2 years (Total retail value: $30,000)
• Promotional exposure for your app for one week on Rugbydump.com and Allblacks.com (Total retail value: $3,750)
• One-hour consulting meeting with Opta Sports (Total retail value: $1,000)
• New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby swag (Total retail value: $1,822)

Overall Second Prize

$11,572

• $5,000 cash
• Promotional exposure for your app for one week on Rugbydump.com and Allblacks.com (Total retail value: $3,750)
• One-hour consulting meeting with Opta Sports (Total retail value: $1,000)
• New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby swag (Total retail value: $1,822)

Overall Third Prize

$5,322

• $2,500 cash
• One-hour consulting meeting with Opta Sports (Total retail value: $1,000)
• New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby swag (Total retail value: $1,822)

Best App by a University Student

$3,822

• $2,000 cash
• New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby swag (Total retail value: $1,822)

Best Rugby Education App

$3,822

• $2,000 cash
• New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby swag (Total retail value: $1,822)

Popular Choice

$2,822

• $1,000 cash
• New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby swag (Total retail value: $1,822)