Sports Analytics in Deloitte Innovation
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By David Blackwell, Performance Analytics lead, Deloitte
Can sports teams use data to win trophies? This blog post written by David Blackwell and Rodd Penney from our Performance Analytics team, looks into how Saracens have established themselves as one of the teams to beat in Europe.
In recent years Saracens rugby club have developed into a team who consistently perform on the biggest stage. This was highlighted when Saracens were crowned the 2015 – 2016 European and Premiership champions. It was the first time in 12 years that an English team has won both competitions and it came during a relentless season which was compressed into eight months due to the 2015 Rugby World Cup running until October.