On the Press

  • The Sunday Times

    Live Rugby offers a low-bandwidth solution for fans who want to follow the game live, with text-message updates several times a minute. It's worth the premium over the similar service built into the official World Cup app, because it allows fans to share comments and banter as the games get under way. In addition, you also get a wealth of statistics and graphics showing how every scrum, try, tackle and pass played out.

  • The Guardian

    Following the rugby World Cup? The Live Rugby Android app is one of the most impressive apps we've seen to stay in touch with what's going on in New Zealand, not least because it taps into data from Opta. As the name implies, there is live commentary and stats on matches as they are played.

  • The Daily Telegraph, 25 Must-Have Rugby Apps

    Live Rugby will let you follow the Rugby World Cup 2011 live. The app comes with a live stream of data including a text commentary and description of events, graphical statistics and representation of every scrum, try, conversion, line-out, tackle, pass and defence beaten. This includes the possibility to compare teams and players’ performance, and to share comments with other users. Live coverage will start on September 9th. In the meantime, users can explore the app’s functionality, as it comes bundled with all the games from the Rugby World Cup 2007.

  • ITV Wales

    Giuseppe Sollazzo is an Italian Senior Systems Analyst at St George’s University of London, with two big passions: mobiles and rugby. LiveRugby is his first mobile app, which he developed trying to merge his two passions. LiveRugby allows rugby fans to become analysts, in real-time, during the games. Users can follow the games live, comment, and generate automatically graphical statistics that can be shared on the social networks.

  • Sky Italia

    Di azzurro c’è anche un’applicazione per Iphone destinata ai fanatici dell’analisi delle gare del torneo. Si chiama “Live Rugby Six Nations” e, sebbene la lingua adottata sia l’inglese e i dati arrivino da Opta Sports, ha una genesi italiana: lo sviluppatore infatti è Giuseppe Sollazzo, trentenne pugliese di nascita, bolognese d’adozione e trapiantato a Londra, che già in occasione della Coppa del Mondo aveva lanciato una app simile per Android. Diavolerie per amanti delle statistiche, per coloro che anche nel commentare una partita di rugby restano fedeli al pitagorico “tutto è numero”. Magari senza troppa filosofia, ma tant’è, perché lo sport si può spiegare anche così. Lo sviluppatore, del resto, ben conosce la palla ovale. Sullo schermo, dagli spalti, ma anche in campo: Sollazzo infatti, messi da parte aggeggi tecnologici e linguaggi di programmazione, gioca come flanker, numero 6 o 7, nei Kings Cross Steelers, squadra londinese affiliata alla English Rugby Football Union e partecipante alla Essex League 2.

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