Rugby coaches have 10x faster insight into team performance
For the coaches of Rugby Australia’s high-performance teams like the Wallabies and Wallaroos, using data to drive results is nothing new. From player health and training data through to stats on competitors and referees, every data point has the potential to unlock performance gains.
The difficulty for coaches was taking all of this data which was handed over to them in separate reports, and understanding what was most important—without sacrificing time with players out on the field. With the help of the data analyst team, coaches can now see a centralized view of player data in Tableau, bringing in data from strength and conditioning coaches, as well as sports doctors and physiotherapists.
“With Tableau, we were able to break down the barriers to using our data and get insights 10x faster,” said Cathal Garvey, Head of Analytics at Rugby Australia. “We’re also uncovering things that may have been missed before because it was too difficult to detect the right signals from all the noise.”