Home advantage in southern hemisphere rugby union: national and international.

@article{HughMorton2006HomeAI,
  title={Home advantage in southern hemisphere rugby union: national and international.},
  author={R HughMorton},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={495-9}
}
This study evaluates home advantages both for national (Super 12) and international (Tri-nations) rugby union teams from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, over the five-year period 2000 - 2004 using linear modelling. These home advantages are examined for statistical and practical significance, for variability between teams, for stability over time and for inter-correlation. These data reveal that the overall home advantage in elite rugby union has a mean of +6.7 points, and that this… CONTINUE READING