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OptaPro is attending two industry conferences this week. Today @BenMackriell is in London for the #Leaders18 Sport… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 13 hours ago

JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 31 Oct

In this article for @SkySports, @ghostgoal applies Opta data and the sequence framework to provide a detailed analy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Oct

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BLOG: The Chris Ashton dilemma

OptaPro takes a closer look at the performance of the Sale wing ahead of his return to English domestic rugby next month.
Posted by Nick Bentley at 00:00

VIDEO: OptaPro panel discussion at Sports Analytics World Series

OptaPro discuss the use of data to analyse and understand performance with analysts from Rugby Australia and New Zealand cricket.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

BLOG: Artificial rugby pitches – a focus on Newcastle Falcons

OptaPro take a closer look at how an artificial pitch has impacted on Newcastle's playing style.
Posted by Jonny McCormick at 00:00

BLOG: Do artificial pitches in rugby affect playing style?

OptaPro investigate if teams adapt their approach when playing on an artificial surface.
Posted by Jonny McCormick 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