## Recently Published

##### Analyzing Time of Possession in Rugby 7s

This post examines the relationship between winning and possession in rugby sevens using match statistics from the 2014-2015 World Rugby Sevens Series.

##### Visualizing directional tackle data

This article describes an approach to visualizing directional tackle data. We use a clock face metaphor to categorize the tacklerâ€™s angle of approach. The article includes example data and code for visualizing tackle data by tracking angle.

##### Does scoring first affect the outcome of a rugby 7s match?

We use scoring data from the 2014-2015 World Sevens Series to answer the following questions: 1) What is the probability that the first try-scoring team will win by tournament round? 2) How do the probabilities change for converted tries? 3) Does eliminating non-core teams change the overall findings? 4) How does scoring first affect the victory margin in pool play versus comeback victories?