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World Cup website scores massive hits

World Cup website scores massive hits

Namibian players certainly had their hands full when they lined up to play Australia in the Rugby World Cup recently — the Wallabies ran up no less than 22 tries in a record-breaking 142-0 win.

But Unisys, official supplier of IT services to the tournament, has seen its website clocking up some pretty impressive figures of its own during the early stages of competition.

Rugbyworldcup.com received a mind-boggling 183.3 million hits in the first nine days of play. This includes a record 44.2 million during the opening day as the Wallabies took on Argentina. The peak volume for a single hour reached 13.3 million.

In total, 1.5TB of data has been downloaded by fans from 207 countries around the world: the UK tops the table with 26 per cent of visits, Australia comes a close second (19 per cent) and the US a surprising third (11 per cent).


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