The joy of stats

QFs - what stats say: part 2

Eden Hazard

We break down the chances of Argentina, Belgium, Costa Rica and the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Last eight - what the stats say

Karim Benzema

With eight teams left in the World Cup, we take a look at the statistics from each of their four games so far.

Goals galore in group stage

Lionel Messi

The group stage of the Brazil football World Cup is over has not been short on action, setting a new record.

English clubs best represented

Robin van Persie

England may not produce as many world class footballers as it would like, but they continue to attract them from overseas to play in their domestic leagues. 

Taylor in two-horse race for record

Ross taylor

Kane Williamson might have more time on his side, but Ross Taylor is also a good chance to break Martin Crowe's NZ record for test centuries.

Could Kane be NZ's best?

THE JOY OF STATS

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is already well on his way to becoming NZ's greatest batsman.

Chiefs on wrong side of refs

Aki Aso

The team that has conceded the most penalties in Super Rugby since 2012 also happens to be the best one.

Adams solid in rookie season

Steven Adams

Kiwi basketballer Steven Adams has made a big impression on the NBA during his rookie season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Super format an on-field win for SA

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Teams' track records on the road in Super Rugby suggest South Africa gains the most from proposed changes.

Fairness of finals football

Besart Berisha

Sport leagues can be gruelling affairs, posing the question of why a season can all come down to one game.

Kiwis hope for unlucky 13

Shaun Johnson

Kangaroos have won the last 12 Anzac tests, putting the Kiwis at long odds to beat the world champs tonight.

How does Elliott stack up?

Matt Elliott

ANDY FYERS - Fairfax Media

Matt Elliott is the ninth man to come and go from the hot seat at Mt Smart Stadium in just over 19 seasons, how does he compare to his predecessors?

Numbers game: ABs vs England

All Blacks

ANDY FYERS - Fairfax Media

The All Blacks and England are both on a winning streak, but what do the stats really say?

Stats: ABs ruthlessly efficient

Kieran Read

The All Blacks won the Rugby Championship by playing the most running rugby right?

Stats show value of SBW

Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams late inclusion to the Kiwis may have caused a stir, but from a statistical stand-point it was a no-brainer.