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Performance Against Ranking: Rugby

I have been looking at performance against previous year's ranking in rugby union and rugby league. In the charts that follow, the green (win) and...

Performances Against Rankings in Four Rugby Union Competitions

This was the first weekend of the Super Rugby 15 Tournament in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The results were: In this colour code green...

As we were: performances against ranking in three rugby union competitions

I have been monitoring three rugby union competitions in the 2014-2015 northern hemisphere season. I track performance against previous year's ranking. In the tables below...

Early Season Performance in Three Rugby Tournaments 2014-2015 Season

Two rugby union tournaments started in England last weekend. The Top Orange tournament in France has completed four weeks. The Aviva Premiership followed last season's...

Top 14: After Three Rounds of the 2014-2015 season

The French Top 14 rugby union competition is underway. Week 3 showed the competition at its perverse best. The four lowest ranked teams from 2013-2014...

Chez Nous: Top 14 Orange 2013-2014

Introduction Earlier this week, a friend shared a link to François Valentin's Planet Rugby post, French rugby, where the locals rule. François observes: The Top 14 is a...

Winning and Losing in the 2013 Six Nations Rugby Union Tournament: Some Quantitative Data

I have been following the 2013 Six Nations' performance data provided by the Official Website for the Tournament. This is my first look at some...

2013 Rugby Union Six Nations' Championship

Introduction The Rugby Union Six Nations' Championship starts in Europe today. I have monitored winning performances in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. I am looking forward...

New Zealand at the 1987 Rugby World Cup

I wrote recently about performance data from England v Wales rugby union games 1987 to 1992. In that post I outlined my real-time hand notation...

England v Wales Rugby Union Matches 1987-1992

Introduction Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, I used real-time hand notation to record performance in international rugby union games. In the 1980s I used live...