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Harlequins announce Refinitiv partnership

Wednesday, 4th September 2019 @ 08:25



Refinitiv sign three-year agreement to become Official Data Analytics Partner

Harlequins is pleased to announce that Refinitiv has joined the Club as its Official Data Analytics Partner.

The three-year agreement centres on the crucial and increasing role of data in delivering insight and driving performance.

The partnership will see Refinitiv provide the Club with access to its team of data scientists and technologists to help support the ongoing development of Harlequins’ own capabilities and utilising the power of data, as well as providing an opportunity for further collaboration between the two organisations.


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In addition, Refinitiv will use its expertise in data visualisation to present the Club’s weekly post-match ‘stats pack’ to be made available to supporters on the Club website. 

“We’re delighted to have Refinitiv join the Harlequins family of partners as our official Data Analytics Partner,” said David Ellis, Chief Executive of Harlequins.

“Data plays a crucial role in driving performance and outcomes in rugby and throughout the sporting landscape. We are looking forward to the support of Refinitiv as we continue to grow and innovate in this area, applying data in a more sophisticated way, which is hugely important across the Club for analysis and insight from the back office all the way to the field.”


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David Craig, CEO of Refinitiv, added: “Our commercial partnership with Harlequins is about supporting their efforts to harness the power of data to uncover insight and empower the highest performance.

“As experts in extracting insight from massive amounts of data, Refinitiv is excited about this partnership and the opportunity it presents to share our expertise with Harlequins.”

Both Harlequins and Refinitiv share a bold ambition to be the best in the world at what they do. This ambition is reflected in the talent to be found at both organisations and this partnership will foster stronger collaboration between these individuals.


Tom Lawday

Harlequins’ players will offer inspiration and energy to Refinitiv, providing new perspectives on performance and team work, while Refinitiv’s data scientists and experts will help Harlequins grow both as a team and as a sustainable business.

Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology which drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. The company’s heritage and integrity enable its customers to make critical decisions with confidence while its best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity. 


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