Today we have launched the world’s first online hub for international test 15s and 7s data.
Our new Data Dashboard, available from our home page, will showcase data and information currently unavailable in any one consolidated place and will help to fill a significant historical gap in women’s rugby.
The Dashboard makes available for free:
· The results of every women’s test match and official sevens international ever played
· The results of many other major international games without test status
· Summaries of all teams’ results, both in total, but also against any other team in any other tournament
Accessing data on the international women’s game has long been a significant challenge and Scrumqueens had previously completed a five-year campaign to track down every women’s test 15s and 7s test games.
The results of this work has been shared widely with media commentators and governing bodies, and today is made available free of charge to everyone.
Scrumqueens.com has partnered with Ludis Analytics in making the data accessible. The Ludis team includes capped USA test players Hannah Stolba and Kathryn Treder alongside Olivia Bernadel-Huey who delivered the project pro bono.
Scrumqueens.com founder Ali Donnelly said: “The absence of data and facts about test games and results has made telling the story of women’s rugby a huge challenge over the years, and the launch of our dashboard will shed much needed light on so much of our game’s incredible history. Thanks to John Birch and the team at Ludis Analytics, we’re able to bring this to life in a user-friendly way and it’s hugely exciting. Women’s rugby has a proud history, and this is one more step in getting that known.”
Hannah Stolba, Rugby Consultant at Ludis Analytics:"It was a pleasure to work on this project and have the opportunity to build something that honors the rich history of women’s rugby. We are incredibly grateful to Scrumqueens for entrusting us with the data that they so diligently collect, and excited that this valuable information will now be publicly available to the rugby world. We hope that this new resource increases the visibility of the women’s game and helps it garner the recognition it deserves.”
See here for John Birch’s blog explaining the journey to here