Leinster Rugby has agreed a deal with Samsung Electronics IT and Mobile Ireland to become the three times Heineken Cup winning team’s technology partner until the end of the season in 2015. Samsung will provide IT solutions to the squad for use among the training academy right through the club’s ranks to first team players including Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Heaslip and Dave Kearney, pictured above with Samsung’s Gary Twohig.
Central to the activities will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the ATIV Book 9 Lite and the company’s latest flagship devices, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3. The products are intended to help in assessing athletes’ daily training and well-being responses. The devices allow Leinster’s coaching staff to personalise player programmes with the medical and fitness data, promoting players’ conditions on a match-to-match basis.