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Introduction

The Rugby API provides real-time scoring, in-depth match statistics (when available), and an array of supplementary data.

All major competitions are covered and available in three packages: Rugby Union, Rugby League, and Rugby Sevens. Select the Rugby package in our Coverage Matrix for competitions and data offered.

The API is consistent in structure, format, and behavior with the other General Sport APIs. Primary feeds will return seasons, competitions, team and player data, and real-time scores.

Additional feeds provide a host of complementary stats, including:

  • Player profiles
  • Team profiles
  • Historical results
  • Match statistics for top tier competitions
  • Season statistics for top tier competitions
  • Match win probabilities

Real-time customers are also offered two delivery Push Feeds to enhance speed.

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Authentication is required for all API calls.

API Map

To best utilize the Rugby API, you will need several parameters to create your API calls. The map below illustrates how you can obtain the parameters you need.

The primary feeds require only a date or human-readable parameters to call the endpoints. Those feeds provide Sport Event Ids, Competitor Ids, or Season Ids which can be used to generate the match, team, and tournament feeds.


Endpoint Descriptions

Competition Info - Provides the name and id for a given competition.

Competition Seasons - Provides historical season information for a given competition. Competitions will return a maximum of three seasons of data, including current or newly created seasons.

Competitions - Provides a list of all available competitions.

Competitor Merge Mappings - Provides the valid Sportradar Id in cases when two competitors have been merged into one. Mapping entries will remain in the feed for 7 days.

Competitor Profile - Provides top-level information for a given team, including the full team roster, home venue, and jersey info.

Competitor Summaries - Displays match summaries for a specific competitor. 

Competitor vs Competitor - Provides previous and upcoming games between two teams, including scoring information. 

Daily Summaries - Provides game schedules for a given day, including scoring information.

Live Summaries - Provides game information for all currently live games, including team scoring. This feed updates in real time as games are played.

Live Timelines - Provides a play-by-play event timeline for currently live games. 

Live Timelines Delta - Provides a 10 second live delta of game information, including scoring and a play-by-play event timeline. 

Player Merge Mappings - Provides valid ids for players who have had their profiles merged. While Sportradar always strives to provide one unique player id, it is a possibility for two ids to be created. This feed provides the correct id once profiles have been merged.

Player Profile - Provides player biographical information, including current team.

Player Summaries - Provides game info and results for the past 10 matches in which a given player participated.

Season Competitors - Provides a list of teams participating for a given season. 

Season Info - Provides detailed information for a given season, including participating teams and league structure. 

Season Lineups - Provides game rosters for all games in a given season. 

Season Links - Provides information about linked cup rounds for a given season. Use this feed to compile full advancement brackets for relevant seasons/tournaments. Links between all matches and rounds are available when competitors (TBD vs. TBD) are not yet known.

Season Players - Provides names and ids for all participating players for a given season. 

Season Probabilities - Provides 3-way win probabilities (home team win, away team win, draw) for all games for a given season.   

Season Standings - Provides detailed standings info for a given season.

Season Summaries - Provides schedule information, scoring, and statistics for all games from a given season.

Seasons - Provides a list of historical season information for all competitions. Competitions will return a maximum of three seasons of data, including current or newly created seasons.

Sport Event Lineups - Provides detailed roster information for a given game.

Sport Event Summary - Provides real-time scoring for a given game. Please note that data returned is determined by coverage level.

Sport Events Created – Provides ids for sport events that have been created in the last 24 hours.

Sport Event Timeline - Provides real-time scoring and a play-by-play event timeline for a given game. Please note that data returned is determined by coverage level.

Sport Event Removed - Provides ids for sport events that have been removed or deleted.

Sport Event Updated - Provides ids for sport events that have been updated in the last 24 hours. 

Push Events - Provides real-time event updates for all live matches.

Push Statistics - Provides real-time team and player match-level statistics for all live matches.


Data Retrieval Sample

To find the probability of a home team win for a given game:

  1. Call the Daily Schedule for the day the sport event takes place and find the Season Id for the chosen sport event
  2. Make note of the Sport Event Id for the given sport event
  3. Call the Season Probabilities using the Season Id
  4. Find Sport Event Id within the results locate the home team and the outcome probability

The probability of a home team win is displayed.


Failover Information

If our scout feed goes down or becomes unavailable, Sportradar takes over Live Data Entry (LDE) to provide a failover.

In case of a failover, we do not expect a drop of coverage. Yet the failover may cause a delay due to handover between teams.


Integration Links

OpenAPI Specs

Our Rugby API is available via OpenAPI, with a separate spec for Union, League, and Sevens. Click below to view and/or download the specs.

Rugby Union v3 OpenAPI

Rugby League v3 OpenAPI

Rugby Sevens v3 OpenAPI

Postman Workspace

Our entire Media APIs are available on Postman. Click the link above to be taken directly to our Rugby API collection.

Feel free to follow and/or fork any collections to receive updates.

Schema Download

Open the zip file below to access our entire Rugby API XSD schema.

Rugby Union v3 Schema

Rugby League v3 Schema

Rugby Sevens v3 Schema