This week’s ‘Rugby Reloaded plus’ interviews Andrew Ferguson, one of the brains behind the ‘Rugby League Project’ website, which aims to compile a complete database of the game’s statistics. We talk about where the Project gets its stats, the problems of assessing matches, and why there are no unified records for the sport – not to mention swapping notes on ganglions, the old-school researcher’s curse.

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