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Territory and Tries: Data Exploration

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – It is time for the first Rugby Wrap Up data review from World Cup action.  In addition to looking at the tries from the first 8 matches, we’ll introduce a new stat.  This new stat is part of the desire to better understand the decisions and outcomes from penalties. The stat is Territory Gained […]

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Top 14 Recap: Now Things Are Getting Interesting

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Whoever argued that promotion and relegation are bad for rugby can not have been paying attention to the Top 14 recently. With three rounds left in the regular season, four points – a straightforward victory – is the difference between relegation to the ProD2 and a two-leg play-off against an English Premiership […]

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France v Argentina Recap: Pumas Expose Gallic Flaws

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Arrogance cost France dearly against Argentina. Arrogance, along with frustrating inconsistency, inaccurate kicking, a lack of aggression, and the boot of Toulon-based fly-half Nicolás Sánchez, who kicked 15 of the Pumas’ 18 points as they won a tight encounter at Stade de France. France came into the game in buoyant mood after […]

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France v Australia Preview: Three Questions For France Coach Saint-Andre

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CASTRES, FRANCE – As Les Bleus look to avenge a dismal summer tour of Australia on Saturday’s at Stade de France, I have three questions I’d like to ask head coach Philippe Saint-Andre if I got the chance. Question One: Have you ANY idea, whatsoever, Mr Saint-Andre, as to who will play at 9 and […]

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