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PRO Rugby Stats Weeks 1-4: Signs of Improvement?

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – We now have 8 matches of data to look at for the new PRO Rugby competition. There is still a lot of rugby to play, but here is where things stand now.  For a look at the trial run of a new stat, check this out. Denver did not play in Week 4, so […]

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A Few Telling Details in PRO Rugby Stats

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Ahead of PRO Rugby’s Week 4, here is a look at some stats from Weeks 1-3.  There is still a lot of rugby to play, but here is where things stand now.  For a look at the trial run of a new stat, check this out. Scrolling through these tables, Denver looks good. […]

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Pro Rugby Stats: Did Kickers Play Well? Attacking Effectiveness Rating

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – For the recent PRO Rugby match between Denver and San Diego, Will Magie’s Attacking Effectiveness Rating (AR) was 4.81 while Kurt Morath’s was only 2.33.  What’s that you say?  You’ve never heard of AR?  As far as I know, it hasn’t existed until just now. How do we, all of us not part […]

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Americas Rugby Championship Kicking Skills: More Ouch Than Ooooh!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Even though there were some really entertaining moments, we know that the Americas Rugby Championship in its first year did not see the same standard of rugby as, say, the 6 Nations, which was competed at the same time.  Here is one final look back at the 2016 ARC and some numbers […]

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Penalty Values: Looking at ARC Decisions

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – In an ideal world, rugby teams would know, specifically, what actions during the match most affected their chances of winning and by how much.  The game is wonderfully complex and fluid, with many things being dependent on many other things, so that isn’t easy.  However, we can work to understand broad trends […]

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ARC Stat Round-Up: Lineouts, Scrums, Tries, Kicks

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – While there is a lot to distract us from the recently concluded Americas Rugby Championship (Vancouver 7s, Super Rugby, 6 Nations, Aviva Premiership Match in America…), I am still trying to make sense of how the tournament went.  It took a while before I was able to watch the Chile v Canada match, […]

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