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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 17 Aug

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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Will Wales miss the expertise of their departing analyst?

Alex Bywater (@_AlexBywater) of WalesOnline discusses the importance of outgoing analyst Rhys Long's work with the international rugby union side.

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Rugby Union analytics – five ways data is changing the sport

In an article for the Guardian, Saracens technical analyst Bill Gerrard explains how the Premiership side benefit from data-led analysis.

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Data-led team building: increasing the odds of success

Featured in the Guardian, OptaPro’s Angus McNab contributes to the discussion around data’s influence on squad selection ahead of the 6 Nations.

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Six Nations carrying: Billy Vunipola and the 8+15 club

Andy McGeady looks at the individual RBS 6 Nations carry data and unearths some interesting conclusions.

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