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Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand.

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Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand. / Wright, Mike; Johnston, Mark.

In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 65, No. 8, 2014, p. 1292-1300.

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Wright, M & Johnston, M 2014, 'Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand.', Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 1292-1300. https://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.80

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Wright, M., & Johnston, M. (2014). Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65(8), 1292-1300. https://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.80

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Wright M, Johnston M. Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand. Journal of the Operational Research Society. 2014;65(8):1292-1300. https://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.80

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Wright, Mike ; Johnston, Mark. / Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 2014 ; Vol. 65, No. 8. pp. 1292-1300.

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