Penalty Outcomes: Looking at Value from RWC 2015

November 13, 2015 Jake Frechette 0

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The question of what a side should do with a penalty won in the attacking half continues to haunt me.  For now, the […]

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Response to The Economist: What Was Missed

October 20, 2015 Jake Frechette 3

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Oooh, let’s talk some numbers!  My reaction to “Why rugby teams should go for penalties not tries” from the Economist  by J.T. is delayed […]

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Comprehensive Look at Pool Play Scrums

October 16, 2015 Jake Frechette 0

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Here is a round up of the scrum data for the pool play of Rugby World Cup 2015.  86% of scrums ended […]

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Best Lineout in Pool Play? Best Thrower?

October 16, 2015 Jake Frechette 0

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Here is the meat of this post about Rugby World Cup 2015 lineouts: Ireland and South Africa had the best lineouts in pool play. […]

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Pool Play Reflections

October 15, 2015 Jake Frechette 1

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Referees who stop a player from taking a penalty quickly are like my dog refusing to pass a bush without peeing on it. […]

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Close Enough is Not Enough

October 7, 2015 Jake Frechette 0

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The rate of tries at the Rugby World Cup 2015 scored from possessions starting with lineouts is cooling while the rate for try-from-turnover […]

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