Over the last few weeks I’ve been posting tables of various stats from the first two rounds of the Sevens World Series. There are currently tables for:
Adjusted Possession and Scoring Rates
Raw Possession and Scoring
Passing and Passing Errors
Breaks and Half-Breaks
Penalties and Cards
I will post others for tackles, rucks, scrums, lineouts, and kickoffs. These tables will include each category’s corresponding errors. But I’m currently working through how best to address those errors. For example, when considering missed tackles, do you lump broken tackles and stepped defenders together or list them separately? Both show the ineffectiveness of a defense but they obviously aren’t identical. What about offloads? Some coaches consider these as missed tackles. Do I lump those in or break them out?
At some point there are too many numbers to make sense of on screen. Consolidation is necessary not just for applicability but readability. To that end I plan to update the tables to allow sorting as well as provide a better mobile experience. Since I don’t have fancy acronyms for the column headers, the long words are squeezed and often break across multiple lines when viewed on small screens. I think the current tables get the point across but need eventual improvement.
These are just a few of the things I’m spending my time on behind the scenes here. As always, if you have questions or suggestions, let me know.