Try Scoring Trends

Wayne Smith (New Zealand All Blacks 2011 RWC Winning Coach and The Chiefs Back-to-Back Super Rugby Champions 2012 and 2013 Coach) set me off on ‘My Crusade’ of analysing ‘Try Scoring Trends’ in Rugby Union matches after his Conference Presentation on ‘Creating a World Class Attack’ in October 2012…

Try Scoring Trends slide

He shared with the audience his analysis of the ‘Try Scoring Trends’ from the 2012 Super Rugby Season…

2012 Super Rugby Season

As I started on this ‘Crusade’ of analysing tries…I evolved Wayne’s framework adding what the reasons are for the tries being scored (Principles of Attack) and the tries being conceded (Principles of Defence)…so I added graphs of ‘Why tries are scored?’ and ‘Why tries are conceded?’…to see the bigger picture…and to help to identify any ‘Trends and Patterns’…thus being able to adapt my coaching to increase the chances of my teams to score more tries and concede less tries…

Denstone College 1st XV 2009 to 2013

2012 Autumn Internationals

2013 6 Nations

2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia

2013 The Rugby Championship

2013 All Black ‘Unbeaten’ Season

2013 Chiefs ‘Back-to-Back’ Super Rugby Season

2013 Autumn Internationals

2014 6 Nations

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