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Miami (Fla.) upsets No. 11 Duke to remove doubt about NCAA tournament bid

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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Result: Sunwolves 17 vs 83 Hurricanes [25/02/2017]

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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

Super Rugby

Super Rugby 2017 preview: Hurricanes

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

Super Rugby

Sunwolves v Hurricanes, Preview & Prediction

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The Sunwolves will be hoping for improvement after finishing rock bottom of the log in their first season.  155 more words

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Preview: Sunwolves vs Hurricanes 25/02/2017

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The Sunwolves face the ominous task of being the first side in 2017 to take on defending champions the Hurricanes. 908 more words

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What's in a name?

Day two of howling winds and kazoo playing elves (see previous post) and I’m still enjoying it. I am pattern cutting for the rest of the week so the grimmer it is outside, the cosier I will feel whilst working all this stuff out. 430 more words

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2017 Team Preview: Hurricanes

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The Hurricanes finally put years of frustration behind them by winning their first Super Rugby title last year. Now they want to win it again. 690 more words

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