September 12, 2017

Currie Cup Predictions for Round 10

Team Ratings for Round 10

The basic method is described on my Department home page.

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
Sharks 4.36 2.15 2.20
Western Province 4.04 3.30 0.70
Lions 3.41 7.41 -4.00
Cheetahs 3.23 4.33 -1.10
Blue Bulls 0.09 2.32 -2.20
Pumas -7.60 -10.63 3.00
Griquas -10.29 -11.62 1.30


Performance So Far

So far there have been 27 matches played, 18 of which were correctly predicted, a success rate of 66.7%.
Here are the predictions for last week’s games.

Game Date Score Prediction Correct
1 Griquas vs. Lions Sep 08 17 – 34 -8.50 TRUE
2 Western Province vs. Cheetahs Sep 09 57 – 14 3.20 TRUE
3 Pumas vs. Sharks Sep 09 25 – 27 -8.50 TRUE


Predictions for Round 10

Here are the predictions for Round 10. 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.

Game Date Winner Prediction
1 Pumas vs. Western Province Sep 15 Western Province -7.10
2 Griquas vs. Sharks Sep 16 Sharks -10.10
3 Lions vs. Blue Bulls Sep 16 Lions 7.80



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 »