The Transformational David Pocock, and All Black drop goals

For the Irish Times

Ireland’s Winning Streak – enjoy it while it lasts

With nine consecutive wins under the belt Ireland are in a good place. I wrote about winning streaks for the Irish Times.

The 2014 Autumn Internationals – France for a clean sweep?

Ireland +6 vs South Africa, England +8 vs New Zealand. It could be a tough weekend for the Northern Hemisphere.

Ken Quarrie and his Kicking Model

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The second in a series looking at goal kicking in rugby. A chat with Ken Quarrie, NZ Rugby Senior Scientist.

Ireland: Must Do Better

A preview of Ireland vs New Zealand for the Irish Examiner

Is there anything to be said for another mass?

A betting preview of Ireland's game against the All Blacks for Paddy Power

A coin flip in Dublin, NZ to rule in Twickenham

Match previews for the Paddy Power blog

Size Not Everything As All Blacks Show Their Strength

A look at New Zealand for the Irish Times Rugby Magazine

Mark Cuban, Big Data and Rugby. Intriguing.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will be one of the judges for the AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge which sees app developers get access to Opta's detailed match data. Interesting stuff.

Looking Ahead to a Lions Series – a look at the odds

I had a root around the Paddy Power odds archives to look at what the starting odds were for a Lions series victory on recent tours