This week’s ‘Rugby Reloaded’ talks to one of Britain’s pioneers in sports performance analysis, Rob Lowe. In the early 1990s Rob founded the first company that collected and analysed rugby league performance stats; from there he moved on to rugby union and soccer, and became a director of Opta Sports. We spoke about the origins of stats, the impact they’ve had on coaching in the rugby codes, and where they will go in the future.