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In the News: AWS powers real-time statistics for Guinness Six Nations

Illustration of the Kick Predictor stat that allows fans to predict the success of a kick.

The Guinness Six Nations Championship is among the oldest surviving rugby traditions and is one of the best-attended sporting events in the world. To offer rugby fans deeper insight into match action than ever before, Six Nations and AWS introduced five new, real-time statistics for the 2020 Championship tournament kicking off on February 1.

The dynamic stats, powered by AWS, use machine learning to help viewers track what’s happening on the pitch including ruck locations and dominant tackles, measure the efficiency of visits to the 22, and evaluate the overall dominance of a team. Fans can use Kick Predictor, supported by AWS Partner Stats Perform, to calculate the likelihood of a successful kick. These new offerings join the seven insights that Six Nations and AWS introduced for the 2019 season, further helping fans better understand the split-second decisions made by the players.

Visit the Six Nations Rugby case study to learn more.

Read more about Six Nations and AWS in the news:

Guinness Six Nations: AWS Launches Five New Stats to Bring Fans Closer to the Guinness Six Nations Action
Evening Standard: Scrum, kick, score: How Amazon’s cloud tech will provide the most in-depth Six Nations stats ever
Advanced Television: AWS brings advanced stats to Six Nations
The Register: Rugby legend Will Carling tells El Reg: Techie stats bods will love this year’s Six Nations
TechRadar: Six Nations 2020 will be the smartest yet thanks to AWS