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JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 31 Oct

In this article for @SkySports, @ghostgoal applies Opta data and the sequence framework to provide a detailed analy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Oct

PODCAST: The latest episode of Thee At The Back explores academy analysis at Arsenal, creating a culture that encou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 26 Oct

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CASE STUDY: Interview with Darren Lewis, Gloucester Rugby, Head of Performance Analysis

A behind-the-scenes insight into the first team analysis processes at the Premiership Rugby club.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Turning over an opposition lineout

Jimmy Longbottom uses Opta data to analyse the impact of turning over an opposition lineout in international rugby.
Posted by Jimmy Longbottom at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: So why did the All Blacks triumph in the Rugby World Cup?

Bill Gerrard analytically reviews the 2015 Rugby World Cup, focusing on the performance of tournament winners New Zealand.
Posted by Bill Gerrard at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Effectiveness of kicking game in rugby union

Dr Bill Gerrard analyses the effectiveness of the kicking game in the Aviva Premiership 2014/15.
Posted by Bill Gerrard at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro launches Pro Portal: Rugby

OptaPro launches new live rugby union data product.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00