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The Chase Rugby and BF Sports Analysis combine our databases to create a unique Super Rugby Aotearoa preview.


Both BF Sports Analysis and The Chase Rugby have unique Super Rugby Aotearoa databases that we are combining to give a unique preview to coaches, directors and fans of Super Rugby.

  • Monday 22nd February – 7.30am GMT (Dublin, London)
  • Monday 22nd February – 8pm GMT (Dublin, London)


  • Referees and Penalties, what happened last year
  • Coaching Changes and what impact can we expect
  • Lineouts, Risk vs Reward
  • Scrums and Skilful Number 8s
  • Transitions/Kick Strategy


Brian Fitzpatrick Rugby

Brian Fitzpatrick

Owner, BF Sports Analysis

Brian Fitzpatrick, the owner of BF Sports Analysis believes in making sports analysis efficient, effective and enjoyable. Brian previously worked in professional and international rugby as an Analyst with London Irish and Poland Rugby.

Currently studying an MBA at Heriot-Watt/Griffith College, Brian's current professional interests are implementing an 'expected points' model into rugby, managing analysis projects for professional teams and managing data, collection and output for teams and leagues.

Ben Wylie Rugby

Ben Wylie

The Chase Rugby

Ben spent five years training and working as a chartered accountant in London, writing about rugby on the side at @thechaserugby and
He put his professional background to good use compiling many spreadsheets of publicly available data from ESPNScrum and elsewhere, and uses this as the basis of his analysis work.
In the last couple of years he's focused his work on the game in New Zealand, and at the beginning of the inaugural season of Super Rugby Aotearoa launched a weekly newsletter - - featuring detailed analysis of and comment about Kiwi rugby.
In September 2020, Ben began studying full-time for a postgraduate degree in journalism at City, University of London.


We are going to deliver a thorough Super Rugby Aotearoa preview based off our unique databases.

We are going to explore topics of interest to Super Rugby Aotearoa fans and take a look from a different perspective. The Chase’s database derived from ESPNScrum goes back as far as 2012 to give us a broad outlook on what we can expect from holistic changes in super rugby as well records on individuals from both Super Rugby and the Mitre 10.

BF Sports Analysis database is a play by play database from Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020 with unique insights into how teams played and how efficient teams are or aren’t from certain scenarios.

Combining this information, we hope to deliver the most powerful and informative Super Rugby preview ever. This will be a webinar for people interested in Super Rugby and want a deeper understanding of what is impacting performance.

The delivery style will be in a lecture followed by Q&A sections with potential to interact with others on the webinar if you so wish.

The webinar will take place on Monday the 22nd February, the Monday before Super Rugby starts. The time is to be decided based on the timezones preferred in the sign up form. It is likely to be at a time that suits Europeans and Kiwis alike.

Sign up for the webinar below.