Ben Darwin Columnist

Ben Darwin

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http://www.gainline.biz

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About

Ben is a retired former Wallaby front rower who has been asked about his neck injury more than a million times by his reckoning. Yes, it's fine, thanks for asking. Ben was lucky enough to be involved with, mainly as a hanger on, some wonderful sides at the Brumbies and Wallabies. He works in coaching, analysis and media and has started his own analysis company Gainline. Ben's company tracks teams recruitment of players and how it impacts on their results.
Follow Ben on Twitter: @bendarwin and @GLAnalytics

Member Since:
 
November 2009
Based In:
 
Melbourne
Favourite Sporting Team:
newcastle knights
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Football, League, Rugby,

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Are coaches frauds, lucky, or just plain crazy?

Are coaches frauds, lucky, or just plain crazy?

19 May 2014

Coaching is far harder than I ever imagined it would be. Execution of a game plan is extraordinarily hard, and for head coaches there is no end to the scope of what you have to worry about.

Predicting the 2015 Rugby World Cup bracket

Predicting the 2015 Rugby World Cup bracket

12 May 2014

There is a huge movement in the United States based on the idea of predicting the results of the college top 64 down to the final 4.

Emotional investment key for clubs to win over fans

Emotional investment key for clubs to win over fans

1 May 2014

A fundamental problem with modern sport is that many of the teams possess uncertain identities. This makes it difficult for supporters to form emotional connections with them and with matches involving these teams.

Read this before signing: The clubs

Read this before signing: The clubs

16 Apr 2014

Following my previous article on what players should beware before signing a contract, today’s we look at what clubs should be cautious of when signing a player.

Read this before signing part 1: The players

Read this before signing part 1: The players

21 Mar 2014

Through research, interviews with players and coaches and statistical analysis of more than 10,000 players spanning the last 20 years, I have examined how clubs recruit and create sustainable success.

French Top 14 is fundamentally flawed

French Top 14 is fundamentally flawed

14 Mar 2014

Over recent years, the Top 14 has earned a reputation as the world’s premier club rugby competition. For the most part, this adoration stems from the staggering wealth of many of the French clubs and the role these funds play in attracting the world’s best rugby talent.