What is this?
This blog is about using Elo ratings, player ratings and other borderline-made-up statistical analysis to find out more about rugby league. Sometimes, I diverge into criticising the administration or talking about rugby league culture.
How does it work?
Glad you asked. There’s a whole page that explains it.
Why “Pythago NRL”?
Pythago is short for Pythagoras. I think that’s what he would’ve been called had he lived in post-1788 Australia and not sixth century BC Greece. Pythagoras is because of Pythagorean expectations. This hopefully also explains for you the right-angled triangle on the site logo.
Who are you?
I am, as is painfully clear based on this blog, not an expert in either rugby league or statistics. I am an engineer who is quite handy with an Excel spreadsheet and I did maths in high school (and one half unit at university), which it turns out is enough to do literally everything I’ve done statistically on this site.
Who are your teams?
Brisbane Broncos, Souths Logan Magpies, Queensland, the French teams in the Super League and Australia I guess if pushed with Ireland as my tier 2 nation.
What else are you into?
I used to write a blog about craft beer and I still drink. I also run a bit. The Simpsons is pretty good.
How do I get in touch?
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