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How well did an algorithm perform at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

My previous Significance article outlined statistical-based forecasts for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) by Rugby Vision. According to these forecasts, New Zealand were favourites to win the tournament, but the All Blacks were convincingly beaten by England in a semifinal, and South Africa were crowned 2019 RWC champions.

By Niven Winchester

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How well did an algorithm perform at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

My previous Significance article outlined statistical-based forecasts for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) by Rugby Vision. According to these forecasts, New Zealand were favourites to win the tournament, but the All Blacks were convincingly beaten by England in a semifinal, and South Africa were crowned 2019 RWC champions.

  By Niven Winchester

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The real winner of the last five Rugby World Cups

Now that the dust has settled on the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we can look back and analyze the accuracy of the World Rugby rating system. Before each World...

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"In the early morning of 13 June 1944, one week after the D‐Day landings, the Nazi regime launched a new weapon at London. The first Vergeltungswaffe 1 (Vengeance Weapon 1, ...

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The real winner of the last five Rugby World Cups

Now that the dust has settled on the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we can look back and analyze the accuracy of the World Rugby rating system. Before each World Cup, a great deal of attention is paid to the numerical ratings and the resulting ordinal ranking positions of the World Rugby system, and the ratings are assumed to provide guidance on what to expect in terms of match outcomes.

  By Ray Stefani

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A World War II investigation, updated for the modern era

"In the early morning of 13 June 1944, one week after the D‐Day landings, the Nazi regime launched a new weapon at London. The first Vergeltungswaffe 1 (Vengeance Weapon 1, or V‐1) hit a railway bridge in Mile End, killing six people and leaving 200 homeless. Over the following nine months, more than 2,300 'flying bombs' fell on London, killing an estimated 5,500 people."

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Who will win the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

Will the New Zealand All Blacks win their third successive Rugby World Cup (RWC) title in Japan in November? Who are their biggest rivals? Which team will be the ‘dark horse’? To answer these questions, we apply statistical models developed by Rugby Vision to estimate each team’s chances of reaching various stages of the competition, such as qualifying for the quarterfinals or winning the tournament.

  By Niven Winchester

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Who will win the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

Will the New Zealand All Blacks win their third successive Rugby World Cup (RWC) title in Japan in November? Who are their biggest rivals? Which team will be the ‘dark horse’? To answer these questions, we apply statistical models developed by Rugby Vision to estimate each team’s chances of reaching various stages of the competition, such as qualifying for the quarterfinals or winning the tournament.

By Niven Winchester

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