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NRFF introduces ScrumIT online player registration


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As part of efforts to improve the game of rugby in the country, the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation’s (NRFF) General Manager, Mike Archer, has announced the body’s resolve to introduce ScrumIT, an online player registration and rugby administration software developed in South Africa by ENS Software as a service application.

The rugby body said the software is internet based, and users can access it from any internet browser.

According the federation, other users of scrumIT include South Africa-based Unions W.P. Rugby, Griquas and the Cheetahs. The Rugby Unions of Ghana and Kenya are also users of the system.


Mike Archer said the decision to use scrumIT was driven by the need to streamline the administration of the  NRFF and to empower the rugby clubs in Nigeria to become more efficient and effective in its administration.

The body revealed that  scrumIT system has an impressive range of features that include union and club/school management, player registrations, talent identification and squad management, document and video management services, fixture management, online real-time scoring with integrated competition logs, social media integration, individual player statistics.

Other features include next of kin contact information, medical aid information, player transfers (inter-club, inter-regional and international), referee management and allocations, coaching management, inter-club and federation communication (bulk email), player injury recording, disciplinary process and player sanction management, as well as comprehensive reporting services, “Get Into Rugby” management.

NRFF noted that In 2015 ENS Software in conjunction with Ghana Rugby also developed a module to manage the “Get Into Rugby” participation and events of the core youth development programme of World Rugby.

The Nigeria Rugby has also reiterated its full membership of both Rugby Africa and World Rugby, saying the country will host the 2019 Silver Cup later this year.

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