Arioneo’s team had the opportunity to meet and interview the former player and current general manager of the Stade Français Thomas Lombard. During our meeting, we had the opportunity to discuss with him the arrival of data in the world of professional rugby when he was a player and then an observer. Thomas Lombard also spoke to us about the organisation and daily use of data at the Stade Français and its impact in optimising the performance of the Parisian club’s workforce.
Horse racing is at the dawn of the changes that took place in soccer and rugby almost ten years ago. Observing the parallelism between racing and other sports more advanced in their history with data provides interesting and inspiring insights for the rest of the way.
Keywords: interview, Thomas Lombard, data in sport, rugby, racing