NEWS: World Rugby seals multi-year partnership with Wiz-Team


World Rugby seals multi-year partnership with Wiz-Team


London, 27 March 2024

World Rugby has selected Wiz-Team as the Official Supplier of its Tournament Management System (TMS) – a fully integrated event and data management solution behind the operational delivery of its competitions worldwide. This multi-year partnership, will see Wiz-Team provide a safe, yet agile and scalable event management solution across all World Rugby events, including the HSBC SVNS Series and the U20 Championships. The agreement was sealed yesterday during an official signing ceremony in London (UK).

Tim Goethals, COO of Wiz-Team (left), HE Bruno van der Pluijm, Ambassador of Belgium to the UK (middle) and Mark Huddleston, World Rugby Director of Events Services (right) during the signing ceremony yesterday in London.

Concretely, Wiz-Team will support World Rugby’s digital strategy in centralising, standardising and enhancing its core tournament operational services and the technology behind it by providing multiple applications through its all-in-one event management solution Event-Works. From the management of accreditations, arrivals, departures and accommodation to the organisation of workforce and volunteers, guest services and media operations – World Rugby’s TMS will leverage nearly all of Wiz-Team’s major event applications.

Speaking at the ceremony signing, World Rugby Director of Events Services, Mark Huddleston said: “We are delighted to welcome Wiz-Team onboard as the official supplier of our Tournament Management System.


“These data management services will play an integral part within World Rugby’s operations as we transition to our new hosting model for future tournaments and streamline our operational and implementation mechanism. We strive to take our event delivery experience to the next level for all our clients including players and teams who are at the heart of our sport and we look forward to working with Wiz-Team to achieve this.”


Tim Goethals, COO of Wiz-Team, who was also onsite in London, said:

“Getting the ball rolling today with World Rugby provides Wiz-Team with the fantastic opportunity to support this globally enjoyed sport in continuously improving its tournament delivery and the related experience for everyone involved, be it players, media or VIP guests.


“We are thrilled to have been chosen as a long-term supplier by World Rugby and look forward to helping them make the best use of our integrated solution. It’s about enabling replication, scalability, and efficiency, while leveraging the power of configuration to meet  the demands of an everchanging sports event and entertainment world.”


The long-term and comprehensive partnership positions Wiz-Team as a core contributor to World Rugby’s broader implementation of its new event management model and digital transformation strategy.

About World Rugby

World Rugby is an international federation and a global movement comprising more than 500 million fans and eight million players within 133 national member federations affiliated through six regional associations.

World Rugby’s purpose is to grow rugby by making it more relevant and accessible, with a vision of a global sport for all, true to its values. The driving force behind the sport’s significant growth has been World Rugby’s portfolio of major events, from the flagship men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups to the HSBC SVNS, showcasing the Olympic version of the sport.

The financial success of the men’s Rugby World Cup enables World Rugby to invest record sums in the development and growth of the sport from the playground to the podium, ensuring that the sport is as accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible.

About Wiz-Team

Wiz-Team delivers cutting-edge technology and support services to the world’s greatest events across sport, institutions, hospitality, and entertainment. An industry-leading independent solution provider since 2012, it designs and delivers comprehensive Events and Games management solutions and services, including internationally renowned all-in-one event management platform “Event-Works”.  Designed by event managers for event managers, Event-Works provides a suite of customisable tools aimed at flexing and scaling to the changing needs of event operations and delivery. Wiz-Team’s innovative platform empowers event professionals across industries to manage various event types, sizes and demands, from major sports competitions like the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Cups, to high service level meetings, such as Congresses, Summits, and General Assemblies. Wiz-Team recently opened a new branch of its business in Melbourne, Australia, to service the Asia-Pacific Region, where rugby is highly popular.

Press contacts

World Rugby – Emma Marshall | | +353871472606

Wiz-Team – Tim Goethals | | +41213117737

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