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Andy Clarke

A data journalist, programmer and self-proclaimed sports nerd, Andy Clarke's mission is to find rugby stories in data and bring them to life. A ruthless No.7 and club captain during his school-boy days in Northampton and Scotland, Andy is an equally tenacious interrogator of sports statistics. His data investigations drive at the numbers behind the game, uncovering insights and confirming suspicions.

18 Articles
FEATURE

Tracking the history of the Lions

The toughest tour in sport gives players the chance to be remembered as greats of the game

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
28 Jun 2021, 13:13
FEATURE

Stats and Snapshots: Episode five

How much can Warren Gatland rely on statistics to help him choose his 36-man Lions squad for South Africa?

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
31 Mar 2021, 18:01
FEATURE

Stats and snapshots: Episode 4

England have found an attacking edge but defence could win Wales the Grand Slam

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
19 Mar 2021, 11:05
FEATURE

Stats and snapshots: episode three

With a Triple Crown, Wales have taken the Six Nations by storm. Rob Vickerman explains how they've done it.

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
12 Mar 2021, 3:44
FEATURE

Stats and snapshots: episode two

Your attack gets you noticed but your defence gets you picked

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
26 Feb 2021, 6:15
FEATURE

Stats and snapshots: episode one

How did Scotland's matador, Finn Russell, toy with the English defence? What must Eddie Jones do next? Rob Vickerman reveals all.

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
12 Feb 2021, 12:19
FEATURE

Sizing up

Bigger is better for Test coaches, but it isn't for player welfare

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
06 Jan 2021, 12:16
FEATURE

The boot-iful game

A reliable and accurate place-kicker can make all the difference at Test level

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
29 Dec 2020, 10:58
FEATURE

Money worries

Covid-19 has hit all Premiership clubs in the pocket but some are worse off than others

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
20 Dec 2020, 3:08
FEATURE

White line fever

Scotland are rock solid defensively but need to more clinical in converting pressure into points

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
22 Nov 2020, 3:49
FEATURE

Battle of the backrows

Upcoming back-row stars are challenging England's established order

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
13 Nov 2020, 12:11
FEATURE

Plugging the gaps

Wales' transition from old defence coach to new has been far from smooth.

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
31 Oct 2020, 3:37
FEATURE

Rugby's most destructive runners

The XV investigates the game’s most influential ball carriers in the last 12 months

Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke
26 Oct 2020, 4:23
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