In the wrong hands sports stats can be dangerous. This week's column for the Irish Times.
Why even if Irish players are not dotted all over the "official" Six Nations stats leaderboards they're still doing plenty of valuable work.
As promised. And it is indeed stupidly long. This is just part one. Grab a cuppa, settle in. It's time to Sloan.
The second in a series looking at goal kicking in rugby. A chat with Ken Quarrie, NZ Rugby Senior Scientist.
And how Leigh Halfpenny could make the big difference for the Lions if his kicking hot streak continues.
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.
Opta and AIG announce something very interesting.