Anticipating the Crusaders v British and Irish Lions Game 2017 (#cruvbil)

I have been following some of the secondary data available from the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

The Crusaders have been a dominant force in this season’s competition so I thought I would look at their data in advance of their upcoming game against the British Lions.

For all Super Rugby games up to the break for international fixtures (15 rounds), I have these data:

My data for the Crusaders are:

It should be a great game on a dry evening in Christchurch. It will be fascinating to see how the British and Irish Lions deal with the Crusaders’ try scoring threat and how the Crusaders sustain their second half defence against a Lions team determined to gain some momentum after their defeat against the Blues.

The game will be refereed by Mathieu Raynal (France).

Photo Credit

Crusaders 25 vs. Hurricanes 17 ( Geof Wilson, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Postscript

The British and Irish Lions won the game 12 points to 3. No tries were scored in the game.

2 thoughts on “Anticipating the Crusaders v British and Irish Lions Game 2017 (#cruvbil)”

    1. Yes, Graham. Median profiles are good indicators over a long run of games. This one has all the potential to disrupt these particular with a northern hemisphere referee.

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