Leinster need points? Yes, but not in the way you think.

The Pro12 tiebreaker rules mean that points difference means nothing to Leinster now. It's time for try-fests.

Matt O’Connor, Leinster’s Big Seeding Problem and the Indie Rugby Writers

Ahead of Leinster's Champions Cup semi final meeting with Toulon, some Leinster writing.

Choking, And How The Long Game Is Golf’s Kingmaker

This year's CDW ShotLink Intelligence Prize winner examined choking in golf, and trying to measure that. As it was Masters week I wrote about that. And other golfing stats stuff.

Cohesion – Irish Rugby’s Secret Weapon?

I talked to former Wallaby prop Ben Darwin, founder of analytics firm Gain Line, about what he calls "Cohesion".

Ireland’s Defence and Fantastic Rucking

Why even if Irish players are not dotted all over the "official" Six Nations stats leaderboards they're still doing plenty of valuable work.

Kicking Percentage Lies

I wrote about the flaws in Kicking Percentage for the Irish Times, and how some people are doing a better job at rating place kickers.

Paul O’Connell – By Any Measure, One Of The Great Locks

An Irish Times column about Paul O'Connell's test debut in 2002 and his long test career to follow. Also reference to some other Irish sporting centurions.