Weekly Wrap | Innovation in sport, the NBA in the metaverse and rugby in the USA

May 19, 05:00 AM

Eoin Connolly and SportsPro digital editor Tom Bassam are joined by Angela Ruggiero, Olympic ice hockey champion turned Sports Innovation Lab co-founder and World Rugby exco member. 

They reflect on the DFL’s Sports Innovation event in Düsseldorf, which offered a creative on-field showcase of new technologies. They also consider the possibilities of Discovery’s BT Sport joint venture and the NBA’s latest virtual reality play with Meta, and ask where Fifa’s gaming strategy goes after its EA Sports split. 

There’s then time to look ahead to a decade of Rugby World Cups that will take in debut tournaments in the USA.