Beat the Machine

Pick against the odds in Major League Rugby

About Tackle the Numbers

Tackle the Numbers is a project by me, Alistair Poole, to see if I can predict the outcomes of Major League Rugby matches. To do this, I built the GRI, a mathematical ranking of the teams by attacking and defensive strength. Right now, I just use score lines as an input, but I hope to integrate more advanced stats in the future.

Read this article for a fuller explanation of the model.

You should also check out the podcast and Youtube channel if you're curious.

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