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VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 6 hours ago

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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CASE STUDY: Interview with Darren Lewis, Gloucester Rugby, Head of Performance Analysis

A behind-the-scenes insight into the first team analysis processes at the Premiership Rugby club.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

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

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

GUEST BLOG: Effectiveness of kicking game in rugby union

Dr Bill Gerrard analyses the effectiveness of the kicking game in the Aviva Premiership 2014/15.
Posted by Bill Gerrard at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro launches Pro Portal: Rugby

OptaPro launches new live rugby union data product.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00