6 Nov

Match Stats: All Blacks v Ireland, Chicago, 5 November 2016
by Tracey Nelson
6 Nov 2016

History was made when Ireland beat the All Blacks for the first time in 111 years of contest between the two nations.

This is analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums ).

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle (as per the laws, which means bringing them to ground in the hold) or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Jerome Kaino, Sam Tuipolotu, Liam Squire, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Ryan Crotty, George Moala, Waisake Naholo, Ben Smith
Reserves: Cody Taylor, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Charlie Faumuina, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Malakai Fekitoa

Points scored NZ Ireland
Tries 4 5
Conversions 3 3
Penalties 1/1 3/4
Drop Goals 0 0
TOTAL 29 40

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Barrett 1/1 3/4 0/0
Sexton 2/2 2/3 0/0
Murray 1/1 0/1 0/0
Carbury 1/1 1/1 0/0

Restarts won NZ Ireland
Own kick-off 1/9 1/7
Opposition kick-off 8/9 6/7
TOTAL 9 7

Kicks in play NZ Ireland
Own 22 5 11
Rest of field 8 14
TOTAL 13 25

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 12 0
Ireland 4 0
TOTAL 16 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Moody(3) plus 1 YC, Squire 4
Tackled player B Barrett 1
Taking player in air Naholo 1
Ruck offside Coles 1
Ruck entry A Smith 1
Ruck off feet Read 1
Obstruction Read (2) 2
Maul Read 1
TOTAL 12

Ireland Penalty Offences
Ruck offside 1
Ruck entry 1
Tackled player 1
Tackler 1

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Naholo, Tuipolotu, J Savea, B Barrett(2), Faumuina(2) 7
Forward Pass Squire 1
Tackle B Barrett (2) 2
Lineout 4
Maul Kaino 2
TOTAL 16

Turnovers Conceded by Ireland
Knock-ons 5
Tackle 2
Lineout 3
TOTAL 10

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Cane, Perenara 2
TOTAL 2

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 27 16+11
Read 20 14+6
Coles 14 8+6
Moody 13 6+7
Tuipolotu 12 9+3
Franks 12 9+3
Squire 11 3+8
Fekitoa 13 6+7
S Barrett* 10
A Savea* 8
B Smith 8 7+1
Kaino 7 5+2
Moala 6 3+3
B Barrett 4 3+1
Tu’ungafasi* 3
Naholo 3 1+2
J Savea 3 1+2
Cruden* 2
Faumuina* 2
Taylor* 2
Perenara* 1
Crotty 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Squire 10
Cane 5
Kaino 5
Tuipolotu 4
Coles 4
Franks 4
Read 3
Moody 3
S Barrett* 2
Tu’ungafasi* 2
A Savea* 2
Faumuina* 1
TOTAL 44

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 14 (9+5) 1 (1+0)
Read 10 (6+4) 1 (1+0)
Kaino 9 (6+3) 3 (3+0)
Moody 9 (6+3) 1 (1+0)
Franks 8 (5+3) 2 (1+1)
Squire 8 (6+2) 2 (2+0)
Coles 8 (6+2) 1 (1+0)
B Barrett 8 (8+0) 1 (1+0)
Crotty 6 1
Perenara* 6 0
Moala 5 (5+0) 0
Naholo 5 (5+0) 0
Cruden* 4 0
Tuipolotu 4 (4+0) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 4 (4+0) 0
A Savea* 3 0
Fekitoa* 2 1
B Smith 2 (0+2) 1 (1+0)
J Savea 2 (1+1) 0
Faumuina* 1 0
TOTAL 118 16

Missed and Slipped Tackles
A Smith 2
Moala 2
Tuipolotu 1
Kaino 1
B Barrett 1
Crotty 1
J Savea 1
Naholo 1
A Savea 1
TOTAL 11

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 7
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 11 15

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 6
Squire 1 2
S Barrett 2 2
Kaino 1 1
Not shown 2 2

Ireland Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 2 4
TOTAL 9 12

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 2 2

Ireland Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 9 9

26 Jun

Match Stats: All Blacks v Wales, 3rd Test, Dunedin, 25 June 2016
by Tracey Nelson
26 Jun 2016

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums PM (post-McCaw).

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Elliot Dixon, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Ryan Crotty, George Moala, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Cody Taylor, Wyatt Crockett, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Luke Romano, Liam Squire, TJ Perenara, Lima Sopoaga, Waisake Naholo

Points scored NZ Wales
Tries 6 0
Conversions 5 0
Penalties 2/2 2/2
Drop Goals 0 0
TOTAL 46 6

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Barrett 2/2 5/6 0/0
Biggar 2/2 0/0 0/0

Restarts won NZ Wales
Own kick-off 0/2 0/8
Opposition kick-off 8/8 2/2
TOTAL 8 2

Kicks in play NZ Wales
Own 22 6 12
Rest of field 18 15
TOTAL 24 27

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 11 2
Wales 6 0
TOTAL 17 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Cane(3) 3
Pulling in halfback Cane 1 (YC)
Ruck offside Faumuina 1
Obstruction Coles 1
Maul Crockett*, Romano* 2
Scrum 2
Not making ball available Kerr-Barlow* 1

Wales Penalty Offences
Offside general play 1
Ruck offside 1
Scrum 2
Tackler 2

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Savea(2), Naholo(2), Romano(2), Barrett, Retallick, Moala, Dixon, Read, Cane, Sopoga, Dagg 14
Poor pass Barrett 1
Forward Pass Barrett 1
Tackle Savea, Crotty 2
Ruck 1

Turnovers Conceded by Wales
Knock-ons 3
Spilled 2
Forward Pass 1
Tackle 4
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Scrum 1
Lineout 2
TOTAL 15

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Crockett(2), Naholo, Cane 4
Ruck 1
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 23 11+12
Read 20 9+11
Whitelock 19 4+15
Retallick 18 10+8
Moody 13 8+5
Faumuina 12 7+5
Crotty 11 6+5
B Smith 10 2+8
Tu’ungafasi* 10
Crockett* 9
Dixon 9 6+3
Dagg 7 3+4
Coles 6 4+2
Moala 5 5+0
Barrett 5 3+2
Romano* 4
Squire* 4
Naholo* 3
Taylor* 3
Savea 3 1+2
Sopoaga* 2
Kerr-Barlow* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Cane 4
Dixon 4
Retallick 4
Read 3
Squire* 3
Romano* 2
Coles 2
Crockett* 1
Whitelock 1
Moody 1
Taylor* 1
TOTAL 26

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 19 (12+7) 0
Read 16 (9+7) 3 (2+1)
Dixon 13 (10+3) 3 (3+0)
Crotty 10 (9+1) 2 (1+1)
Whitelock 8 (5+3) 4 (3+1)
Faumuina 8 (7+1) 2 (1+1)
Squire* 6 0
Moala 6 (3+3) 2 (2+0)
Moody 6 (6+0) 2 (1+1)
Coles 6 (4+2)
Sopoaga* 5 1
Savea 5 (3+2) 0
Retallick 4 (0+4) 4 (4+0)
B Smith 4 (0+4) 2 (1+1)
Naholo* 3 0
Kerr-Barlow* 3 0
Romano* 2 0
Barrett 2 (0+2) 0
A Smith 2 (2+0) 0
Taylor* 2 0
Crockett* 1 1
Tu’ungafasi* 1 (1+0) 1
Dagg 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 133 27

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Cane 3
Coles 2
Crotty 1
Squire* 1
Moala 1
Retallick 1
B Smith 1
Dagg 1
Barrett 1
Crockett* 1

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 6 6

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 3
Whitelock 2 2
Not shown 1 1

Wales Line-outs Won From
First half 2 3
Second half 6 7
TOTAL 8 10

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 6 6

Wales Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 11 12

20 Jun

Game stats: All Blacks v Wales, 2nd Test Wellington, 18 June 2016
by Tracey Nelson
20 Jun 2016

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums PM (post-McCaw).

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Waisake Naholo, Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipolotu, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Seta Tamanivalu

Points scored NZ Wales
Tries 5 3
Conversions 4 2
Penalties 1/1 1/1
Drop Goals 0 0
TOTAL 36 22

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Cruden 1/1 1/1 0/0
Barrett 0/0 3/4 0/0
Biggar 1/1 2/2 0/0
Priestland 0/0 0/1 0/0

Restarts won NZ Wales
Own kick-off 1/4 0/8
Opposition kick-off 8/8 3/4
TOTAL 9 3

Kicks in play NZ Wales
Own 22 13 14
Rest of field 11 5
TOTAL 24 19

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 11 0
Wales 6 0
TOTAL 17 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Kaino 1
Tackle in air Naholo 1
Tackler Cane, Savea 2
Obstruction Fekitoa, Naholo, Perenara 3
Offside from knock-on Cane 1
Scrum Franks 1
Maul Retallick 1
Lineout Read 1

Wales Penalty Offences
Offside general play 1
Offside from kick 1
Ruck offside 1
Ruck entry 1
Tackled player 1
Tackler 1

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Tamanivalu, Crotty 2
Spilled ball Franks 1
Forward Pass Read 1
Tackle Fekitoa, Tamanivalu, Kaino 3
Ruck 2

Turnovers Conceded by Wales
Knock-ons 5
Spilled 3
Forward Pass 2
Tackle 2
Ruck 2
Lineout 2
TOTAL 16

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Naholo, Tuipolotu 2
Ruck 2
TOTAL 4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Whitelock 29 16+13
Cane 24 18+7
Read 24 12+12
Kaino 23 13+10
Crotty 17 9+8
Savea* 17
Coles 13 6+7
Moody 12 10+2
Franks 10 9+1
Faumunia* 9
Retallick 9 7+2
Naholo 9 6+3
Tamanivalu 8 4+4
Crockett* 6
B Smith 6 4+2
Fekitoa 4
Harris* 3
Tuipolotu* 3
Barrett 3 0+3
Dagg 3 2+1

Forward ball carries Carries
Read 9
Retallick 8
Coles 7
Cane 8
Cane 4
A Savea* 3
Tuipolotu* 3
Faumuina* 3
Whitelock 3
Crockett* 2
Franks 2
Moody 1
TOTAL 51

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Crotty 18 (8+10) 0
Read 16 (9+7) 1 (0+1)
Cane 12 (10+2) 3 (2+1)
Coles 12 (7+5) 1 (1+0)
Kaino 11 (7+4) 2 (1+1)
Moody 11 (7+4) 2 (2+0)
Franks 10 (7+3) 2 (1+1)
Whitelock 9 (6+3) 3 (1+2)
Tamanivalu 9 (2+7) 0
Naholo 7 (4+3) 1 (1+0)
Cruden 5 1
Barrett 5 (2+3) 0
Fekitoa 5 0
Dagg 5 (3+2) 0
Savea* 3 1
Tuipolotu* 3 0
Retallick 3 (3+0) 2 (1+1)
B Smith 3 (2+1) 9 (5+4)
Crockett* 2 1
Faumuina* 2 0
Perenara* 1 0
A Smith 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 153 29

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Cane 3
Kaino 3
Naholo 2
Tamanivalu 2
Read 1
Coles 1
Fekitoa 1
Dagg 1
Retallick 1
Moody 1
Barrett 1

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 8 8
Second half 0 0
TOTAL 8 8

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Whitelock 3 3
Retallick 1 1

Wales Line-outs Won From
First half 8 8
Second half 6 8
TOTAL 14 16

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 7 7

Wales Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 5 5

12 Jun

Match Stats: All Blacks v Wales, 1st Test, Eden Park, 11 June 2016
by Tracey Nelson
12 Jun 2016

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums PM (post-McCaw).

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Waisake Naholo, Ben Smith
Reserves: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipolotu, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Seta Tamanivalu

Points scored NZ Wales
Tries 5 2
Conversions 4 1
Penalties 2/4 3/4
Drop Goals 0 0
TOTAL 39 21

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Cruden 2/4 4/5 0/0
Biggar 3/4 1/2 0/0

Restarts won NZ Wales
Own kick-off 1/7 1/8
Opposition kick-off 7/8 6/7
TOTAL 8 7

Kicks in play NZ Wales
Own 22 8 12
Rest of field 17 13
TOTAL 25 25

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 8 2
Wales 7 0
TOTAL 15 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Crockett 1
Late tackle A Smith 1
Tackler Kaino(2) 2
Ruck off feet Coles 1
Offside general Fekitoa 1
Offside from kick Coles 1
Lineout Romano 1

Wales Penalty Offences
Offside general play 1
Offside from kick 1
Ruck offside 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck hands 1
Tackler 1
Obstruction 1

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons B Smith(3),Naholo(2), J Savea, Franks, Coles, Faumuina 9
Spilled ball Naholo(2), B Smith, A Smith 4
Forward Pass Cruden 1
Tackle B Smith, Crockett 2
Ruck 3
Lineout 2
TOTAL 21

Turnovers Conceded by Wales
Knock-ons 7
Spilled 2
Forward Pass 1
Tackle 2
Ruck 1
Lineout 2
TOTAL 15

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle A Savea, Faumuina 2
Ruck 1
TOTAL 3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 32 22+10
Kaino 21 10+11
Read 20 11+9
Moody 19 16+3
Read 21 12+9
Moody 19 16+3
Retallick 17 7+10
Crotty 17 8+9
Franks 16 14+2
Romano 15 12+3
Crockett* 14
Coles 13 8+5
Fekitoa 13 9+4
Faumuina* 11
B Smith 9 7+2
Naholo 7 5+2
Tuipolotu* 7
A Savea* 6
Cruden 6 4+2
J Savea 4 2+2
Harris* 2
Barrett* 2
Tamanivalu* 2
Perenara* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Retallick 13
Read 10
Romano 8
Kaino 8
Cane 6
A Savea* 4
Coles 4
Crockett* 3
Tuipolotu* 2
Franks 2
Faumuina* 1
Moody 1
TOTAL 62

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Retallick 14 (9+9) 0
Read 12 (4+8) 1 (1+0)
Kaino 12 (8+4) 1 (0+1)
Crotty 10 (7+3) 1 (0+1)
Coles 9 (5+4) 3 (2+1)
Romano 8 (6+2) 1 (1+0)
Fekitoa 7 (5+2) 2 (1+1)
A Savea* 6 0
Cane 6 (5+1) 1 (1+0)
Perenara* 4 0
Naholo 4 (2+2) 3 (2+1)
Cruden 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Faumuina* 3 (1+2) 0
O Franks 3 0
Tuipolotu* 3 0
B Smith 3 (0+3) 0
A Smith 3 (0+3) 1 (0+1)
Barrett* 2 0
Crockett* 2 2
Franks 2 (2+0) 0
Harris* 1 0
Moody 1 (1+0) 0
J Savea 1 (1+0) 0
Tamanivalu* 0 1
TOTAL 117 19

Missed and Slipped Tackles
J Savea 2
Naholo 2
Romano 2
Retallick 1
Kaino 1
A Smith 1
Moody 1
Crotty 1

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 6
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 10 12

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 5
Retallick 3 5
Romano 1 1
Not shown 0 1

Wales Line-outs Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 4 6
TOTAL 9 11

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 5 5

Wales Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 7 7

3 Nov

RWC Match Stats: All Blacks v Australia, FINAL, Twickenham, 31 November 2015
by Tracey Nelson
3 Nov 2015

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it.

Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu,Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor vito, Sam Cane, Tawere Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ Australia
Tries 3 2
Conversions 2 2
Penalties 4/4 1/1
Drop Goals 1/1 0/0
TOTAL 34 17

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Carter 4/4 2/3 1/1
Foley 1/1 2/2 0/0

Restarts won NZ Australia
Own kick-off 2/5 2/8
Opposition kick-off 6/8 3/5
TOTAL 8 5

Kicks in play NZ Australia
Own 22 9 11
Rest of field 20 12
TOTAL 29 23

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 7 0
Australia 10 0
TOTAL 17 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Kaino, Savea, Retallick 3
Tackler Moody 1
Ruck entry McCaw 1
Scrum O Franks 1
Dangerous tackle B Smith 1(YC)
TOTAL 7

Australia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 3
Ruck offside 1
Ruck not supporting weight 1
Lineout 1
Scrum off-side 1
TOTAL 10

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons B Smith, Savea, Read(2), Moody, A Smith 6
Spilled ball Retallick 1
Pass Milner-Skudder 1
Tackle Nonu, Kaino, Savea, Retallick 4
Ruck 2
Maul 1
Missed touch from penalty Carter 1
TOTAL 16

Turnovers Conceded by Australia
Knock-ons 6
Spilled 1
Pass 1
Tackle 6
Ruck 1
Lineout 3
Scrum 1
TOTAL 19

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Retallick(2), C Smith, McCaw 4
Ruck 1
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 46 25+21
O Franks 27 20+7
Retallick 25 14+11
Whitelock 24 11+13
Read 21 12+9
Moody 19 16+3
Coles 18 11+7
Kaino 12 8+4
B Franks* 10
Nonu 10 5+5
Milner-Skudder 7 4+3
Faumuina* 6
C Smith 6
Carter 6 1+5
B Smith 5 2+3
Mealamu* 3
Williams* 3
Savea 3 2+1
Vito* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Read 11
Kaino 11
Whitelock 7
McCaw 5
Retallick 3
Mealamu* 2
Coles 2
Faumuina* 1
B Franks* 1
Moody 1
O Franks 1
TOTAL 44

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Carter 14 (3+11) 3 (0+3)
McCaw 12 (2+10) 3 (0+3)
Whitelock 12 (3+9) 2 (1+1)
Coles 9 (3+6) 1 (0+1)
Nonu 8 (3+5) 2 (1+1)
Kaino 8 (4+4) 0
Retallick 7 (1+6) 3 (1+2)
Read 6 (2+4) 2 (1+1)
Williams* 5 0
Faumuina* 5 0
C Smith 4 1
Moody 4 (2+2) 3 (2+1)
A Smith 3 (1+2) 0
O Franks 2 (2+0) 1 (0+1)
Vito* 2 0
B Smith 1 (0+1) 1 (0+1)
Milner-Skudder 1 (0+1) 1 (0+1)
B Franks* 1 1
Barrett* 1 0
Kerr-Barlow* 1 0
Savea 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 111 24

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Carter 2
Whitelock 2
Faumuina* 2
Coles 1
Kaino 1
Mealamu* 1
A Smith 1
Barrett* 1
Savea 1
TOTAL 12

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 11 11
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 14 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 5
Whitelock 3 3
Kaino 3 3
Retallick 2 2
Not shown on TV 1 1

Australia Line-outs Won From
First half 2 4
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 7 10

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 3 3

Australia Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 2 3
TOTAL 4 5

24 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v South Africa, Semi Final, London, 24 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
24 Oct 2015

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor vito, Sam Cane, Tawere Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ South Africa
Tries 2 0
Conversions 2 0
Penalties 1/2 6/6
Drop Goals 1/1 0/0
TOTAL 20 18

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Carter 1/2 2/2 1/1
Pollard 5/5 0 0/0
Lambie 1/1 0/0 0/0

Restarts won NZ South Africa
Own kick-off 0/6 0/7
Opposition kick-off 4/7 6/6
TOTAL 4 6

Kicks in play NZ South Africa
Own 22 6 11
Rest of field 29 15
TOTAL 35 26

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 12 0
South Africa 7 0
TOTAL 18 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Read(2), Moody 3
Offside general play Nonu 1
Ruck entry Kaino(YC), C Smith 2
Ruck offside Faumuina* 1
Maul entry Read(2) 2
Scrum O Franks, Front row 2
Lineout offside McCaw 1
TOTAL 12

South Africa Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 2
Ruck offside 1
Ruck sealing off 1
Ruck taking half back 1 (YC)
Tackle off ball 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Carter, Read(2), Savea, Retallick, Cane(2), A Smith 8
Spilled ball McCaw 1
Tackle O Franks, Nonu, Retallick 3
Maul 1
Scrum O Franks penalty 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by South Africa
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 1
Pass 1
Ruck 2
Lineout 5
TOTAL 15

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, McCaw, Carter 3
Ruck 2
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 50 27+23
Whitelock 42 23+19
O Franks 34 25+9
Read 27 17+10
Retallick 26 16+10
Moody 23 13+10
Cane* 9
Kaino 9 6+3
Coles 9 6+3
C Smith 8 4+4
Nonu 7 6+1
B Smith 7 6+1
Milner-Skudder 6 4+2
B Franks* 5
Mealamu* 4
Barrett* 3
Carter 3 3+0
Williams* 2
Savea 1 1+0

Forward ball carries Carries
Retallick 10
Kaino 8
McCaw 7
Moody 5
Read 5
O Franks 4
Whitelock 2
Faumuina* 2
Cane* 1
O Franks* 1
TOTAL 45

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Kaino 9 (6+3) 0
Read 8 (4+4) 3 (1+2)
Coles 8 (4+4) 1 (0+1)
Whitelock 7 (2+5) 0
McCaw 6 (1+5) 4 (1+3)
A Smith 6 (2+4) 0
Carter 6 (3+3) 0
B Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Faumuina* 3 0
Mealamu* 3 0
Retallick 3 (0+3) 4 (0+4)
Moody 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
O Franks 2 (1+1) 3 (3+0)
B Franks* 2 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 4 (4+0)
Williams* 1 1
Nonu 1 (1+0) 0
Milner-Skudder 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 74 21

Missed and Slipped Tackles
B Smith 1
TOTAL 1

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 9 9

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 3
Whitelock 2 2
Kaino 2 2
McCaw 1 1
Carter 1 Overthrow

South Africa Line-outs Won From
First half 7 11
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 12 17

Lineout steals by Read, Retallick, Kaino and Whitelock, plus one overthrow.

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 4 5

South Africa Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 7 7

18 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v France, Quarter Final, Cardiff, 17 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
18 Oct 2015

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Joe Moody, Charlie Faumuina, Victor vito, Sam Cane, Tawere Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ France
Tries 9 1
Conversions 7 1
Penalties 1/1 2/3
TOTAL 62 13

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 1/1 7/9
Spedding 1/1 0
Para 1/2 1/1

Restarts won NZ France
Own kick-off 4/5 1/13
Opposition kick-off 10/13 1/5
TOTAL 14 1

Kicks in play NZ France
Own 22 10 6
Rest of field 16 9
TOTAL 26 15

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 8 1
France 5 0
TOTAL 13 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Whitelock 1
Ruck offside Kaino, ? 2
Ruck off feet Crockett 1
Ruck not supporting weight Faumuina* 1
Ruck hands Retallick 1
Scrum early movement 1
Obstruction Nonu 1
TOTAL 8

France Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Ruck not supporting weight 2
Scrum offside 1
Foul play (punch) 1 (YC)
TOTAL 5

1TOTAL 12

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Nonu(3), Crockett, Read, Whitelock, COles 7
Uncontrolled ball B Smith 1
Tackle Read, McCaw, Mealamu 3
Lineout 1
TOTAL 12

Turnovers Conceded by France
Knock-ons 1
Tackle 1
Pass 1
Tackle 4
Ruck 1
Lineout 6
Maul 2
TOTAL 16

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle McCaw, Coles, Cane(2) 4
Ruck McCaw, counter 2
Maul Whitelock, McCaw 2
TOTAL 8

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 30 19+11
Whitelock 29 13+16
Retallick 28 18+10
O Franks 23 17+6
Read 18 15+3
Crockett 17
Kaino 17
C Smith 9 7+2
Moody* 7 2+5
Nonu 7 5+2
Mealamu* 5
Faumuina* 5
B Smith 5 5+0
Carter 5 3+2
Coles 5 3+2
Cane* 3
Barrett* 3
Kerr-Barlow* 3
Williams* 1
Vito* 1
A Smith 1 1+0
Milner-Skudder 1 1+0
Savea 1 0+1

Forward ball carries Carries
Kaino 7
Whitelock 7
McCaw 5
Retallick 4
Read 4
Coles 3
O Franks 3
Moody* 2
Mealamu* 2
Cane* 2
Vito* 1
Faumuina* 1
Crockett 1
TOTAL 39

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 10 (7+3) 2 (2+0)
Whitelock 10 (3+7) 1 (1+0)
Nonu 10 (7+3) 0
Retallick 9 (5+4) 0
Moody* 8 (4+4) 1 (0+1)
Read 8 (5+3) 2 (1+1)
Kaino 7 (3+4) 4 (4+0)
Coles 7 (4+3) 1 (0+1)
C Smith 6 (5+1) 3 (2+1)
Faumuina* 6 0
O Franks 5 (4+1) 2 (2+0)
Savea 4 (3+1) 0
B Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Vito* 3 1
Cane* 3 0
Carter 3 (1+2) 1 (1+0)
Williams* 2 0
Barrett* 2 0
Crockett 2 0
A Smith 2 (0+2) 0
Milner-Skudder 2 (0+2) 0
Kerr-Barlow 1 0
TOTAL 114 18

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 3
Kaino 3
Whitelock 2
Read 2
C Smith 2
Savea 2
Nonu 1
Moody* 1
B Smith 1
Cane* 1
Carter 1
Crockett 1
Kerr-Barlow 1
TOTAL 21

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 9 10

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 4
Whitelock 2 2
Quick throw in 2 2
Retallick 1 1
Kaino 1 1

France Line-outs Won From
First half 1 3
Second half 7 11
TOTAL 8 14

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 3 3

France Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 4 4

10 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v Tonga, St James’ Park, 9 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
10 Oct 2015

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Dane Coles, O Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Waisake Naholo, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ Tonga
Tries 7 0
Conversions 6 0
Penalties 0/0 3/3
TOTAL 47 9

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 0/0 5/6
Morath 3/3 0/0

Restarts won NZ Tonga
Own kick-off 1/5 0/7
Opposition kick-off 6/7 4/5
TOTAL 7/12 4/12

Kicks in play NZ Tonga
Own 22 5 6
Rest of field 9 11
TOTAL 14 17

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 13 0
Tonga 7 0
TOTAL 20 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Woodcock 1
Tackler Woodcock, B Smith(YC), Messam, Romano 4
Ruck hands Romano 1
Ruck other Cane 1
Lineout Read 1
Maul Read 1
Scrum Woodcock(2), O Franks, Front Row 4
TOTAL 13

Tonga Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler 2 (1 YC)
Ruck offside 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck not supporting weight 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons B Smith, C Smith(2), Kaino(2), Naholo, Read, Crockett 8
Pass Carter, Nonu 2
Forward pass Milner-Skudder 1
Tackle Woodcock, Coles, Cane, B Smith, Barrett 5
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
Kick out on full Nonu 1
TOTAL 20

Turnovers Conceded by Tonga
Knock-ons 5
Forward pass 1
Spilled 1
Tackle 5
Lineout 3
Maul 1
Kick out on full 1
TOTAL 17

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Retallick, Nonu, Whitelock 4
Ruck 1
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 25 20+5
Whitelock 18 10+8
Crockett* 15
Romano 15 10+5
O Franks 14 10+4
Read 14 12+2
Kaino 13 7+6
Coles 12 9+3
Retallick* 11
Woodcock 9 7+2
C Smith 9 8+1
Carter 9 4+5
B Franks* 8
Nonu 7 5+2
Milner-Skudder 6 6+0
B Smith 4 0+4
A Smith 4 0+4
Mealamu* 3
Naholo 2 2+0
Messam* 1
Williams* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Cane 8
Read 7
Woodcock 5
O Franks 5
Romano 5
Kaino 5
Whitelock 4
Coles 3
Retallick* 2
Crockett* 1
Mealamu* 1
TOTAL 46

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Kaino 10 (2+8) 5 (2+3)
O Franks 10 (6+4) 5 (3+2)
Read 10 (5+5) 4 (1+3)
Romano 10 (6+4) 4 (2+2)
Cane 9 (3+6) 7 (3+4)
Carter 9 (5+4) 0
Whitelock 8 (3+5) 1 (0+1)
Retallick 7 2
Kerr-Barlow* 7 1
Woodcock 7 (7+0) 3 (3+0)
Coles 7 (4+3) 3 (2+1)
Nonu 7 (2+5) 1 (1+0)
Crockett* 6 5
Messam* 5 2
B Franks* 5 1
Williams* 4 2
A Smith 4 (2+2) 1 (0+1)
C Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Mealamu* 2 2
Naholo 1 (1+0) 0
B Smith 1 (1+0) 1 (0+1)
Milner-Skudder 1 (1+0) 1 (0+1)
TOTAL 134 51

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Cane 2
A Smith 2
Read 1
O Franks 1
Carter 1
Coles 1
Retallick* 1
Woodcock 1
Nonu 1
Williams* 1
TOTAL 12

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 9 9

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NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Whitelock 2 2
Romano 1 1
Cane 1 1

Tonga Line-outs Won From
First half 3 5
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 7 10

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 1 1
TOTAL 3 3

Tonga Scrums Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 10 10

3 Oct

RWC Game stats: All Blacks v Georgia, Rugby World Cup, Cardiff
by Tracey Nelson
3 Oct 2015

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.

Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Waisake Naholo, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Owen Franks, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara, Malakai Fekitoa

Points scored NZ Georgia
Tries 7 1
Conversions 4 1
Penalties 0/0 1/1
TOTAL 43 10

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 0/0 4/7
Malaguradze 1/1 1/1

Restarts won NZ Georgia
Own kick-off 1/2 1/1
Opposition kick-off 8/9 1/2
TOTAL 9 2

Kicks in play NZ Georgia
Own 22 5 8
Rest of field 13 16
TOTAL 18 24

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 8 0
Georgia 13 1
TOTAL 21 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Savea 1
Tackler Cane 1
Ruck offside A Smith 1
Ruck entry Kaino 1
Ruck hands Retallick 1
Scrum 3
TOTAL 8

Georgia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 1
Offside general play 1
Ruck entry 1
Ruck off feet 2
Ruck hands 2
Lineout offside 1
Scrum 3
Backchat 1
TOTAL 13

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Retallick, Kaino(2), Naholo, Read(2), Williams(2), Faumuina, Vito*(2), B Smith, Coles, Carter, Fekitoa* 15
Spilled ball Crockett 1
Pass Savea, Carter 2
Pass to opposition Cane 1
Tackle Savea 1
Ruck Naholo 1
Lineout Overthrow, Read 2
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
Kick out on full A Smith 1
TOTAL 25

Turnovers Conceded by Georgia
Knock-ons 7
Tackle 2
Spilled ball 1
Maul 2
Lineout 5
Scrum 2
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 20

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Faumuina, C Smith 2
Ruck 1 1
TOTAL 3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 31 19+12
Crockett 29 17+12
Whitelock 25 15+10
Retallick 22 12+10
Kaino 20 10+10
Read 18 8+10
Faumuina 14 10+4
Naholo 11 5+6
Coles 8 4+4
C Smith 8 3+5
Williams 8 5+3
B Smith 6 3+3
Carter 6 3+3
Cane* 5
Woodcock* 4
Fekitoa* 5
Mealamau* 3
Savea 3 2+1
Vito* 2
O Franks* 1
A Smith 1 0+1

Forward ball carries Carries
Read 9
Faumuina 8
Coles 5
Whitelock 5
Cane* 4
Crockett 4
Retallick 4
McCaw 4
Kaino 3
Mealamu 1
TOTAL 47

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 7 (5+2) 0
Kaino 6 (3+3) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 5 (5+0) 1 (1+0)
Cane* 5 0
Whitelock 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Coles 4 (0+4) 0
Retallick 4 (2+2) 0
Read 4 (3+1) 0
O Franks 3 0
Carter 3 (2+1) 0
C Smith 3 (2+1) 0
Woodcock* 2 0
Faumuina 2 (1+1) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 2 (0+2) 0
Williams 1 (1+0) 0
Savea 1 (1+0) 0
Fekitoa 0 1
TOTAL 56 5

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Kaino 1
Whitelock 1
O Franks* 1
TOTAL 3

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 8 9
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 12 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 6
Whitelock 5 5
Quick throws 2 2
Overthrown 1

Georgia Line-outs Won From
First half 4 6
Second half 6 9
TOTAL 10 15

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 7 7

Georgia Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 4 6
TOTAL 10 15

24 Sep

RWC Game stats: All Blacks v Namibia, Olympic Stadium
by Tracey Nelson
24 Sep 2015

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats: First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat. Completed Tackles means that the player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute. This week:

Team: B Franks, Cody Taylor, Charlie Faumuina, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane (c), Victor Vito, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Malakai Fekitoa, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Colin Slade
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Tony Woodcock, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Ma’a Nonu, Ben Smith

Points scored NZ Namibia
Tries 9 1
Conversions 5 1
Penalties 1/1 3/3
TOTAL 58 14

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Barrett 1/1 4/8
Slade 0 1/1
Kotze 3/3 1/1

Restarts won NZ Namibia
Own kick-off 1/5 1/10
Opposition kick-off 9/10 2/5
TOTAL 10 3

Kicks in play NZ Namibia
Own 22 3 2
Rest of field 6 9
TOTAL 9 11

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 6 1
Namibia 13 1
TOTAL 19 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player B Franks, Barrett 2
Tackler MCane, Kaino 2
Offside general Faumuina 1
Lineout Romano 1
TOTAL 6

Namibia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 3 (1 YC)
Ruck off feet 2
Scrum 6
TOTAL 12

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Savea(3), Fekitoa, Vito, Perenara, Taylor, Milner-Skudder, Read, B Smith, Crockett 11
Pass Fekitoa, Perenara, Whitelock 3
Forward pass Slade 1
Tackle Cane 1
Accidental offside 1
Lineout Vito 1
Maul 2
TOTAL 20

Turnovers Conceded by Namibia
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 1
Ruck 2
Maul 1
Lineout 1
Maul 1
Scrum 3
TOTAL 15

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Kaino 1
Ruck Cane, Kaino 2
TOTAL 3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 31 19+12
Romano 28 17+11
Whitelock 21 19+2
Franks 20 9+11
Faumuina 18 12+6
Kaino 17 5+2
Taylor 16 7+9
Vito 10 5+5
Fekitoa 9 4+5
Crockett* 6
Savea 6 3+3
Read* 5
Williams 5 4+1
Kerr-Barlow* 5
McCaw* 4
Perenara 4 2+2
Barrett 3 1+2
Nonu* 2
B Smith* 2
Milner-Skudder 2 0+2
Slade 2 1+1

Forward ball carries Carries
Vito 9
Franks 6
Taylor 4
Romano 4
Read* 3
Faumuina 3
Kaino 3
McCaw* 2
Cane 2
Whitelock 1
Woodcock 1
TOTAL 38

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 6 (4+2) 0
Vito 5 (2+3) 0
Taylor 4 (1+3) 0
Romano 3 (2+1) 1 (0+1)
Kaino 3 (1+2) 0
Perenara 3 (3+0) 0
McCaw* 2 0
Kerr-Barlow* 2 0
Franks 2 (0+2) 2 (0+2)
Williams 2 (1+1) 0
Slade 2 (0+2) 0
Whitelock 1 (0+1) 1 (1+0)
Faumuina 1 (0+1) 2 (1+1)
Nonu* 1 0
Read* 1 0
Milner-Skudder 1 (0+1) 0
Savea 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 40 6

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Taylor 1
Romano 1
McCaw* 1
Fekitoa 1
TOTAL 4

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 7
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 10 11

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Vito 6 7
Kaino 2 2
Romano 1 1
Read* 1 1

Namibia Line-outs Won From
First half 2 3
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 7 8

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 11 11

Namibia Scrums Won From
First half 4 5
Second half 5 7
TOTAL 9 12