Rugby Union Today: Our sport in numbers

Date published: July 10 2018

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we debut a new fortnightly piece looking at statistics in rugby that we want you to be involved in.

What’s on the site

Once a fortnight, we’ll be looking at a particular statistical aspect of a particular game and see if we can find some data pointers to enhance our understanding of our beautiful game. Send in your thoughts on this.

Meanwhile England and New Zealand have named their squads for the upcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Franciso.

What’s in the news

Scarlets have revealed that there has been no approach from Wales for backs coach Stephen Jones to join Wayne Pivac in the national setup following the Rugby World Cup. Jones is contracted until mid 2020.

London Irish continue to prepare for life in the Championship as they sign Springbok tighthead Pat Cilliers from Leicester.

What’s on social media

After yesterday’s announcement he would be moving to Ulster, fly-half Billy Burns has been checking out his new stadium.

What’s on TV

There is just one week remaining in the Super Rugby regular season and Sky Sports are showing all seven Round 19 clashes.