Gamification of Rugby

Just in time for the 6 Nations Rugby the Live Challenge app has had an update and it’s got social with some awesome prizes and integration with Twittter and Facebook…

6 Nations AppRugby fans that play the RBS 6 Nations Live Challenge app will have the exclusive opportunity to take home the match ball from every game. A first in rugby, fans simply log on to the app before every RBS 6 Nations game to take part in a series of live predictive and trivia questions; once the whistle blows and the match ends, one fan will win the muddy ball used during the action. Now in its second year, the RBS 6 Nations Live Challenge app responds to the live match action, allowing fans to have their say in-play on what will happen ahead of key moments in each game and enabling players to predict the result of penalties and guess where the kick will end up in conversions. Trivia questions relevant to the match in-play also test rugby fans during the game. And with the new 2013 version allowing participants to win the match ball, the stakes have never been higher.

The updated RBS 6 Nations Live Challenge app will also feature new elements including an integrated Twitter function permitting players to tweet from within the app while also providing the collated views of rugby experts.

The RBS 6 Nations Live Challenge app is a must-have for rugby fans during the RBS 6 Nations. The app is available to download for free for iPhone, iPad and Android – fans can log in via Facebook Connect. Visit to download it today.

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the launch event of  the 6 Nations and see the app and meet the developer behind the app.  I managed to corner the lovely Dan Beasley who is part of the team who created the app and ask some of those really important questions like which players are actually using the app and how does he manage to get the app to scale and continue to be responsive during those all important rugby matches!


Below are a few photo’s from the launch event… Just my behind the scenes pics really but I thought you may enjoy them if you are a bit of a rugby fan.


About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005