Currie Cup Predictions for Round 2
The first week of the Currie Cup proved difficult to predict. I did note that last year was very difficult to predict as well.
Team Ratings for Round 2
Here are the team ratings prior to Round 2, along with the ratings at the start of the season. I have created a brief description of the method I use for predicting rugby games. Go to my Department home page to see this.
Here are the team ratings prior to this week’s games, along with the ratings at the start of the season.
|Current Rating||Rating at Season Start||Difference|
Performance So Far
So far there have been 3 matches played, 0 of which were correctly predicted, a success rate of 0%.
Here are the predictions for last week’s games.
|1||Sharks vs. Griquas||Aug 09||30 – 32||17.20||FALSE|
|2||Lions vs. Cheetahs||Aug 10||29 – 30||9.10||FALSE|
|3||Western Province vs. Blue Bulls||Aug 10||24 – 24||11.30||FALSE|
Predictions for Round 2
Here are the predictions for Round 2. The prediction is my estimated expected points difference with a positive margin being a win to the home team, and a negative margin a win to the away team.
|1||Sharks vs. Lions||Aug 16||Sharks||4.10|
|2||Blue Bulls vs. Griquas||Aug 16||Blue Bulls||7.70|
|3||Western Province vs. Cheetahs||Aug 17||Cheetahs||-4.00|
David Scott obtained a BA and PhD from the Australian National University and then commenced his university teaching career at La Trobe University in 1972. He has taught at La Trobe University, the University of Sheffield, Bond University and Colorado State University, joining the University of Auckland, based at Tamaki Campus, in mid-1995. He has been Head of Department at La Trobe University, Acting Dean and Associate Dean (Academic) at Bond University, and Associate Director of the Centre for Quality Management and Data Analysis at Bond University with responsibility for Short Courses. He was Head of the Department of Statistics in 2000, and is a past President of the New Zealand Statistical Assocation. See all posts by David Scott »