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Inside @ussoccer – OptaPro speaks with @Ross_Moses to discuss the federation’s recent hackathon and wider use of da… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 5 hours ago

Information on submitting a proposal for the 2019 #OptaProForum. Full announcement can be found here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 7 hours ago

WATCH: From the 2018 #OptaProForum, @LukeBornn delivers the guest talk, discussing the application of advanced anal… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 20 Sep

JOB: two data analyst positions in our data science and analytics team are currently available. One post is in Lond… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 Sep

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2019 #OptaProForum will take place on Wednesday 6th February. Diary. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 19 Sep

This analysis also includes @Torvaney's original #OptaProForum submission and final presentation slides. Resources. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 18 Sep

BLOG: Counting across borders - @Torvaney’s #OptaProForum analysis from February showcases an approach to reduce ri… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Sep

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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