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VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 17 Aug

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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BLOG: Turning over an opposition lineout

Jimmy Longbottom uses Opta data to analyse the impact of turning over an opposition lineout in international rugby.
Posted by Jimmy Longbottom at 00:00

BLOG: Team performance analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer at the University of Cape Town, assesses characteristics between winning and losing teams.
Posted by Neil Watson at 00:00
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GUEST BLOG: Exploring data analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer in Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town, discusses the applications of data analysis in rugby union.
Posted by Neil Watson at 00:00
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NEWS: OptaPro to work with Australian Rugby Union (ARU)

The ARU announces Opta as its official data and statistics provider.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: So why did the All Blacks triumph in the Rugby World Cup?

Bill Gerrard analytically reviews the 2015 Rugby World Cup, focusing on the performance of tournament winners New Zealand.
Posted by Bill Gerrard at 00:00