Ben Darwin (born 17 October 1976) is a former Australian rugby union footballer, he played 28 times for the Wallabies between 2001 to 2003. He made his international debut for Australia in June 2001, coming off the bench against the touring Lions in Brisbane. During that time Australia won the 2001 Tri Nations Series, the 2002 over the British and Irish lines, and retained the Bledisloe Cup in 2001 and 2002 as well as participating in the 2003 World Cup. It was during the Wallabies’ World Cup semi-final win against the All Blacks that Darwin sustained a neck injury that forced him to retire from rugby at the age of 27.
Driven by a desire to introduce a greater degree of empirical analysis into professional sport, Ben started Gain Line Analytics in 2013. Gain Line Analytics is an operations and management consultancy with a unique perspective on success in professional sport and business. It is based on the belief that great teams are more than just the sum of their parts; great teams are the product of the linkages and connections within the organisation. As such Gain Line Analytics aims to help sporting clubs and organisations build these linkages and connections with a view to sustainable, long-term success both in the sporting and corporate arena. Gain Line Analytics places a strong focus on data analysis and quantitative research using the unique field of Cohesion Analytics. Gain Line Analytics has a unique understanding around how teams are formed both in sport and business. Using data analysis in such diverse industries as stockbroking, military, emergency services, airlines and professional sport, Gain Line Analytics has built a methodology around both the critical components of team success and more importantly why teams break down. This means Gain Line Analytics offers clients solutions that are grounded in evidence and real-world experience. Gain Line Analytics Measures, Analyses, Predicts and Creates Cohesion.