Ireland took a big step towards a potential Grand Slam with an impressive victory over England in Dublin on Sunday.
England continued their unbeaten start to the RBS Six Nations on Saturday with a commanding win over Italy at Twickenham.
After each England match throughout the tournament we’re looking at an aspect of the game in detail, using data to provide a more detailed picture of performance. This week, we’ve taken a look at the kicking games of the English and Italian sides.
Wales and England got the 2015 RBS Six Nations off to a dramatic start on Friday evening, with England winning with a strong performance in Cardiff.
After each game England match we’ll be looking at an aspect of the game in detail, using data to provide a more detailed picture of performance. This week, we’ve taken a look at rucking and ball recycling speeds from Friday night’s contest at the Millennium Stadium.
It’s an old trope among fans and journalists, the idea that there is in professional football a, deep-seated, conservative resistance to the idea of using data analysis and statistical science in order to improve team operations, on-field performance and player recruitment.