In today’s Podcast we are returning to our series looking at The Business of Rugby.

The Rugby World Cup is on the near horizon and with Ireland going in as the number one ranked team in the world, the pressure to do everything right is intense.

Our Business of Rugby Podcast series and daily content is enabled through the great support of our partners Bank of Ireland, Just like they say we should Never Stop Competing and we hope that some of the words and ideas we bring to you will give you an edge in the business of sport.

Today’s Podcast is all about the technology, enabled by Vodafone, that is making a difference to the Irish teams preparation.

Over 25 minutes or so we will hear from the IRFU Head of Analysis and Innovation Vinny Hammond, from coaches Paul O’Connell and Simon Easterby, and from the team in the van .

In the second part of this episode next week we will hear from Chris Byrne who was a performance analyst with Loughswilly GAA Club in Donegal in his spare time but who has created this new solution in his day job.

First though we hear from Vodafone Network Director Sheila Kavanagh who sets the scene while buffeted by the wind and having to duck from the occasional stray ball…