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In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

Ben provides some examples of how this phases of play work can effectively be applied, with a specific focus on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Jan

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GUEST BLOG: Rating Rugby Union kickers by kick difficulty - Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor uses OptaPro's rugby data to accurately measure and rank kickers' abilities.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 11:42

NEWS: World Champions sign up to OptaPro

The All Blacks, current Rugby Union World Champions, have signed an agreement to use OptaPro data and analysis software to power their player performance and opposition scouting.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:16

NEWS: OptaPro team up with Rugby World and Gatorade

As part of Gatorade and Rugby World Magazine’s ‘Save Your Season’ campaign, Eton Manor Rugby Club had their fixture against Bury St Edmonds analysed by OptaPro, utilising our Rugby SuperScout software. These findings were then presented back to the squad by Opta’s Angus McNab.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 15:05