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Over to you, Mister Warren Gatland; Lions Squad Selection Preview

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CARDIFF, WALES – Lions fans the world over are waiting with baited breath ahead of next Wednesday’s tour squad announcement. Debating who should be in the squad, starting XV and who should captain the tour has been a favourite pastime of rugby fans in clubhouses and pubs across the globe over the past few months. […]

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Aviva Premiership Semi-Final Preview

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Bath, England – After a season full of twists and turns, four sides are left in the race for the Aviva Premiership crown. Northampton, Leicester, and Saracens are old hands, but the playoffs are a new sensation for most of Bath’s young guns. The semi-finals produced fireworks last year, and could do so again. Bath […]

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Aviva Premiership MVK, Sniper and more Kicking Stats!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Here it is: the final kickers ranking table for the 2014-2015 regular season of the Aviva Premiership! The Most Valuable Kicker (MVK) is George Ford with 18 points scored over the expected return. Ford finished the season well, and continued to add value to Bath right through the end.  Gareth Steenson and Rory Clegg have the […]

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Aviva Premiership Preview- Frantic Finish

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – For three clubs, this weekend is make or break. Leicester, Exeter, and Saracens all enter the fray with nothing guaranteed, and only a point separating the sides. Both Exeter and Saracens sit on 63 points, while Leicester, by virtue of their victory over Wasps at the Ricoh last weekend, have 64. However, the Tigers […]

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Aviva Premiership Recap: Round 19

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LONDON, ENGLAND – With nineteen rounds in the books, the playoff picture is still unsettled in England. The potential field has been winnowed to five teams, but the race for a home semi-final heated up when Bath cooled down in March. With three rounds left, nothing is certain. Bath vs. Newcastle Newcastle sits in eleventh place in […]

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Using Rugby Data: Expected Outcomes or Blown Opportunities?

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Philadelphia, PA – Need… More… Data… Are teams using Rugby Data gaining Expected Outcomes or Blown Opportunities? Let’s take a look. On Saturday in Dublin there was a chance late for Bath to put the ball into the corner for a lineout deep in the attacking zone. It was 18-12 to Leinster with 7 minutes left, […]

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