Crusaders and Cohesion

The Canterbury Crusaders, one of the worlds most successful Rugby Union franchises, is embracing the ideas behind Cohesion and the use of the TWI metric to understand how recruitment and selection impact long and short tern performance.

Posted on May 20, 2019 .

Australasia's Best Sporting Team


There is a continuous debate in the pubs, clubs and lounge-rooms of Australia and New Zealand as to whether great historic teams could have survived in today’s competitions, or about which football code is the best of all.

Australasia’s Best Sporting Team has been designed to bring an analytical approach to answering some of these questions, and in doing so aims to start a new conversation about greatness and rewarding success, as well as unearthing some hidden gems and helping those in need.

Platinum Asset Management, in conjunction with GAIN LINE Analytics have conducted a huge statistical analysis of 74,426 matches between 222 teams in 14 sports over 25 years to come to a conclusion. The winning team is being presented with the opportunity to make a donation to a local cause in their community.

Click here for the ABST website, background, methodology and top 25.

Posted on November 28, 2018 .

Impact of Cohesion in the AFL.

You have got to be in it to win but getting there is the hardest part especially in the AFL.

Cohesion is a strong indicator of success in the AFL. A team's TWI® drives in-season Cohesion which is one of the drivers of in-season performance. A high TWI® team has the capacity to create high in-season Cohesion but low TWI® teams has little ability to do so. Teams that can optimise their Cohesion either through TWI® or Accumulated Continuity (in-season Cohesion) are more successful.

Without high TWI® and/or high Accumulated Continuity teams rarely get to play at the pointy end of the AFL season.

Contact us if you want to know more.

Posted on September 6, 2018 .

ANZSTA Award Finalists Announced


GAIN LINE Analytics are thrilled to be included in a list of outstanding companies and people being nominated for the inaugural Australia & New Zealand Sports Technology Awards (ANZSTA).

The ANZSTA's celebrate excellence and innovation of Australia and New Zealand based organisations in the application of data and technology across a range of vertical industries.


Click here for a full list of nominations.

Posted on July 24, 2018 .


For those reading Footballistics by respected ABC journalist James Coventry and his cohort of very smart and passionate AFL analysts here is some more insight into Chapter 10. 

The impact of Cohesion is evident in the AFL through the use of the Accumulated Continuity Marker (a measure of game-by-game Cohesion) and it's relative ability to predict game outcomes. The chart below shows seasonal outcome predictions from 2010 to 2016 using the base level Accumulated Continuity Marker. This marker does not incorporate any AFL game specific information, does not get adjusted for form during the season and contains no player or team performance data (Betting agency odds predictions have been used for the purpose of benchmark comparison).

Cohesion Analytics isn't actually about prediction but understanding what drives performance. Prediction is just one of the many outputs.

Posted on July 24, 2018 .