With the seventh International Rugby World Cup just around the corner, the International Rugby Board has launched the Official Rugby World Cup 2011 app for Android and iOS. The fact that Rugby is one of the most feverishly followed sports all over the world and the event (World Cup) itself is considered so prestigious, the news of its official app being released for two of the most dominating smartphone operating systems comes as no surprise to hardcore rugby fans. The app bags enough features and information about the game in general and the event (to be held in New Zealand) in particular that would surely keep the fans captivated during match hours and even after it.
Powered by Land Rover, the Official Rugby World Cup 2011 app sports a beautiful interface with loads of content and coverage circling around the upcoming event. The app launches to an elegant homescreen with six buttons: News, Match Center, Videos, Teams, Tournament and Fan Zone. Each button, as its name suggests, has been dedicated to provide you with all the event-related information and features that you could be looking for.
Ranging from previews, news and predictions to in-depth match analysis, player interviews and game summary, the news section provides you with ample information regarding every single matchup ably supported by high quality images.
The Match Center provides a real-time match environment to fans and can be accessed to get exclusive match coverage, live commentary, detailed tournament statistics, squad information, recent match results, video highlights and more. Missed out on action? Don’t worry. You would be able to watch video highlights at half time as well as at full time during each game right on your device. The Videos section also features exclusive RWC Daily Video as well as the Delivery of the Week.
Pick out the team of your choice and find detailed information for it such as its IRB ranking, head coach, team kit design, player information and much more. Fan Zone brings all the off-field information and fun-filled activities to rugby fans as they can explore What’s On In NZ, get detailed Stadium Info (venues, seating capacity, facilities etc.), Buy Match tickets and predict their MasterCard Man of the Match.
All in all, the app could prove to be a worthy companion for you during the upcoming sporting festival in New Zealand and could help make your World Cup a memorable one. Grab a copy of the Official Rugby World Cup 2011 app for your own device by visiting the respective mobile application store (download links proved below) and start following your favorite rugby side today!
Download Official Rugby World Cup 2011 for Android Download Official Rugby World Cup 2011 for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
Update: The app seems to have been taken off the Google Play Store & iTunes App Store shortly after the end of the Cup.