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Keep on top of the England Rugby team news with O2 Matchday for BlackBerry 10

By Richard Devine on 10 Mar 2013 08:25 am EDT

English Rugby fans now have an app to call their own, with the release of the O2 Matchday app for BlackBerry 10. Released by O2 -- the official Sponsors of the England Rugby team -- the app contains all the news and information you could want about the national team. Right now of course, we're in the midst of the Six Nations tournament, so beyond just England fixture information, you can also read up on how the other nations are faring. Equally the full table is also included at the moment, which currently makes for good reading for all England Rugby fans!

The current, full squad list is on board, as are a bunch of O2 included features such as a Priority moments section more geared at O2 customers, along with links to some O2 produced videos dedicated to the team. One really nice feature though is the Ref Link. While watching a game -- such as todays crucial tie with Italy -- it provides a direct link to the match referee on the pitch, so you get to hear everything that's going on. It only works on England home games it seems, and it won't work if you're actually at Twickenham Stadium, though that's more likely down to the sale of dedicated radio units there rather than any kind of licensing issues.

All in all it's a decent resource for England Rugby fans. It isn't a native BlackBerry 10 app though, and scrolling between menus is sometimes a little rough. But Ref Link alone might be reason enough to give it a try, I know I'll have it tuned in this afternoon!

More information/Download O2 Matchday 

Topics: BlackBerry Apps


James Richardson

Sweet app :)

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Good to see England Rugby supported on BlackBerry 10, hoping that the RFU release an official app soon as well! Don't suppose it would be too much to ask for an Aviva Premiership app for my BlackBerry too... :)

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I like this app a lot. Thanks for highlighting.

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The London Geezer

Why the heck must we accept Android ports? Is it me or is CrackBerry seemingly indifferent to this?

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I will take a ported app over no app every time.

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The London Geezer

I beg to differ - developers should realise the full potential of the BB10 platform, for the sake of quality and for the sake of consumers. Why should we have to accept 2nd-class keystone apps?

The CB10 app is an excellent example of how good native BB10 apps can be.


Anybody else having problems with ref link? It gets to acquiring location but no further... good port either way :)

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Completely agree with Geez.

I will take no app over an Android port EVERY time.
If I wanted to give up my data/files/connection I'd get an Android.

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Just about to download this but couldn't pass this without comment. Rather have no app as opposed to a ported app? Bonkers attitude and best way to make BlackBerry 10 a failure. We need the great unwashed masses to pick up a BlackBerry to make it a success and having some useful apps will go someway to helping satisfaction. Not having apps is guaranteed to turn lots of folks off. Conversely not having a substantial user base is another absolute guarantee that native apps won't get created. Cause and effect.

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I bought a Z10, sim-free off contract on release day.
"Best way to make BlackBerry 10 a failure"??

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Trolling with intent eh?


I hope the WRU make an app. Cymru is gonna repeat as champs next week.

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As o2 also sponsor the IRFU will there be an app for the irish rugby team also?

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It might use the same app to be honest.

Gasser A Habib

Good application

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