Samoa defeated Russia 34 v 9 in the ninth game of the #RWC2019 tournament (link).
After nine games, some performance medians (from World Rugby data) are:
- 15 Penalties Conceded
- 61 Kicks
- 258 Passes
- 13 Scrums
- 25 Lineouts
My ratio of Passes to Kicks is 4.23 and for Lineouts to Scrums 1.92.
I have used ggplot2 to visualise these data. I use the ratios to monitor the continuity of teams and their within-tournament adaptation to officiating.
As part of the measure of continuity, I am using World Rugby’s data on Penalties Conceded:
I will follow with interest how officials manage games and enable a flow of activity.
This (Rugby World Cup,Twitter)