Kurt Gidley to wear PlayerCam

Kurt Gidley retirement

Warrington’s Kurt Gidley will wear a camera inside his jersey during tomorrow’s Super League clash against Leigh, giving Sky Sports viewers an insight to player movements on the pitch.

The camera, produced by First Vision, is housed within a vest, it is very small and flat to the chest, sitting behind a small hole in the jersey.

Footage from the camera will be published digitally on Friday. It is a first for Rugby League and also a first for high intensity, body contact sport in the UK.

Sky Sports Head of Rugby League, Neville Smith, said: “It is a big moment for both Sky and the RFL to be trialling playercam for the very first time.

“We are constantly working to deliver the very best coverage for our viewers and playercam will bring a brand new angle to our broadcast by showing the game from a player’s perspective.

“The RFL and Warrington Wolves have been hugely supportive in pushing the innovation through and creating a first for Rugby League.”