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In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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BLOG: The Chris Ashton dilemma

OptaPro takes a closer look at the performance of the Sale wing ahead of his return to English domestic rugby next month.
Posted by Nick Bentley at 00:00

BLOG: Artificial rugby pitches – a focus on Newcastle Falcons

OptaPro take a closer look at how an artificial pitch has impacted on Newcastle's playing style.
Posted by Jonny McCormick at 00:00

BLOG: Do artificial pitches in rugby affect playing style?

OptaPro investigate if teams adapt their approach when playing on an artificial surface.
Posted by Jonny McCormick at 00:00