CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Bruce Brown scored 25 points, and Miami held No. 11 Duke a staggering 32 points below its season average on the way to beating the Blue Devils 55-50 on Saturday. 581 more words
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The Hurricanes started the defence of their title in style when they thrashed the Sunwolves 83-17 in Tokyo on Saturday.
The defending champions were full value for their win as the Sunwolves had no answer to their power and strength and the men from Wellington eventually outscored their hapless hosts by 13 tries to three. 590 more words
Using statistical evidence to judge defensive performance
Nick Bishop’s recent article on the apparent growing divergence between analysis and statistics was surprising and disappointing. The Leinster analyst – who also worked with Stuart Lancaster for England – uses a single metric to support this, and the article seems to suggest only that there is a growing divergence between analysis and the use of tackle percentage as a viable metric of defensive performance. 1,311 more words