GAME STATS: Wallabies v All Blacks, Brisbane, 13 September 2008
by Tracey Nelson
16 Sep 2008
The usual analysis of the All Blacks game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. This was Greg Somerville’s 65th test at prop, and probably his last All Black game as he heads to Europe at the end of the year.
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 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’re nailing the ball carrier or you’ve stuffed it up!
Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each total. An asterisk denotes a player that came on as a substitute. This week: Mealamu for Hore at 50min, Aofa for Somerville at 50 min, Donald for Nonu at 50 min, Weepu for Cowan at 50 min, and Boric for Thorn at 78 min.
|Team:||Muliaina, Kahui, Smith, Nonu, Sivivatu, Carter, Cowan, So’oialo, Kaino, McCaw (c), Williams, Thorn, Somerville, Hore, Woodcock|
|Reserves:||Toeava, Donald, Weepu, Thomson, Boric, Afoa, Mealam|
|Tries||4 (Muliaina,Woodcock, Weepu, Carter)||3 (Ashley-Cooper, Horwill, Cross)|
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Ruck offside||McCaw, Cowan, Woodcock||3|
|NZ Free Kick Offences|
|Aus Penalty Offences|
|Aus Free Kick Offences|
|Throwing ball away||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Turnovers Conceded by Aus|
|First 3 to Breakdown||Total||Per half|
|Completed Tackles and Assists||Tackles||Assists|
|Williams||15 (6+9)||3 (3+0)|
|McCaw||12 (8+4)||6 (2+4)|
|So’oialo||12 (5+7)||0 (0+3)|
|Smith||12 (5+7)||3 (3+0)|
|Kaino||12 (6+6)||1 (0+1)|
|Woodcock||10 (5+5)||3 (2+1)|
|Sivivatu||8 (3+5)||1 (0+1)|
|Thorn||7 (4+3)||8 (3+5)|
|Somerville||7 (6+1)||3 (3+0)|
|Hore||5 (4+1)||2 (2+0)|
|Cowan||4 (2+2)||3 (3+0)|
|Nonu||2 (1+1)||2 (2+0)|
|Missed and Slipped Tackles|
|NZ Line-out Jumpers||Won||From|