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Ireland stats analyst Hammond is hoping to shine a light on rugby's data revolution

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Vinny Hammond. Photo: Sportsfile

Vinny Hammond. Photo: Sportsfile

Vinny Hammond. Photo: Sportsfile

Eagle-eyed rugby watchers will know Vinny Hammond's face. When the camera lingers on the Ireland coaching box during matches, the former St Mary's College and UCD scrum-half is seated beside or below the main men, distilling a stream of information to help them make crucial decisions.

Over the next week, he hopes to give an insight into what actually happens in that pressure cooker environment by hosting a data analytics webinar.

Taking place tomorrow and next Thursday, he's invited a star-studded line-up from a range of sports from Gaelic football to cricket to NFL and the Premier League to take part.