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The Team Behind the Team with Leinster Sports Scientist Peter Tierney

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Technology in professional rugby is growing in importance and for the first time rugby fans have the chance to get an exclusive insight from Peter Tierney, the passionate Sports Scientist at Leinster Rugby.


Peter reveals why every player wears a GPS tracker during training and matches and how he and the wider sports performance team use “tons of data” to help manage a player’s performance right through the season.


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Selda Simsek

Selda is the Sponsorship Brand Manager for Laya Healthcare. With a wealth of knowledge in the Sports and events industry, Selda’s career has spanned across, marketing, sponsorship, events, PR and internal communications over the past 12 years. With her experience both at home and abroad she has worked for leading brands and their partners such as Virgin Mobile Australia, The Cancer Council NSW, Leinster Rugby, Bank of Ireland, Guinness, Life Style Sports and many more. Leaning on her creative flair, Selda has a keen interest in photography and design. She’s also an advocate of CSR and a keen jellybean on the importance of brand culture and engagement.

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