28 Nov

Game Stats: Wales v All Blacks, Cardiff, 27 November 2010
by Tracey Nelson
28 Nov 2010

RWC2007_C2_056The usual analysis of the All Blacks game,including First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Daniel Carter’s first penalty goal took him to 1179 test points to overtake Jonny Wilkinson’s record, and he ended the game with 1188 points. Brad Thorn played his 50th test match.

Please note Completed Tackles means that player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. halting the movement and being the tackler according to the laws of the game), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball carrier isn’t stopped. Most importantly, I do NOT call a slipped tackle a tackle, it gets noted as a missed tackle.

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

Team: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, San Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw(c), Kieran Read, Jimmy Cowan, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Isaia Toeava, Mils Muliaina
Reserves: Andrew Hore, John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Daniel Braid, Andy Ellis, Stephen Donald, Ma’a Nonu.

Substitutions were: Braid for Read at 35 min, Boric for Whitelock at 55 min, Afoa for Franks at 63 min, Hore for Mealamu at 75 min, Ellis for Cowan and Donald for Carter at 77 min.

Points Scored NZ Wales
Tries 5 1
Conversions 2 1
Penalties 2/4 6/7
Total 37 25

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 16 1
Wales 8 0
Total 24 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackle Muliaina(2), Toeava, Gear, Thorn, Smith, Braid(YC), Carter 8
Ruck/Breakdown Franks, Mealanu 2
Scrum Woodcock, Front Row (2) 3
Foul play Thorn, Gear 2
Kick 10m offside Unknown 1
Total 16

Wales’s Penalty Offences
Tackle 5
Ruck 2
Scrum 1
Total 8

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 8
Spilled ball 1
Breakdown 2
Lineout 1
Kick into touch on full 2
Total 14

NZ Linebreaks
Toeava 1
Muliaina 1
Kaino 1
Boric 1
Afoa 1

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Thorn 32 16+16
MCaw 31 17+14
Woodcock 23 11+12
Mealamu 21 11+10
Franks 19 14+5
Whitelock 19 12+7
Kaino 17 7+11
Smith 14 7+7
Braid* 10
Williams 10 7+3
Boric* 9
Read 9
Muliaina 9 1+8
Afoa* 7
Nonu* 5
Gear 4 2+2
Hore* 3
Toeava 3 1+2
Carter 2 1+1
Donald* 1
Cowan 1 0+1

Ball carries
Kaino 13
McCaw 7
Mealamu 7
Braid 6
Thorn 5
Whitelock 4
Woodcock 3
Franks 3
Boric 3
Read 2

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 14 (10+4) 6 (1+5)
Smith 11 (6+5) 1 (0+1)
Carter 10 (4+6) 0
Thorn 9 (2+7) 2 (1+1)
Kaino 8 (4+4) 3 (3+0)
Woodcock 8 (3+5) 2 (0+2)
Whitelock 6 (4+2) 1 (0+1)
Mealamu 6 (2+4) 0
Franks 6 (3+3) 0
Braid* 5 5
Nonu* 4 1
Read 3 0
Williams 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
Toeava 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
Muliaina 3 (1+2) 0
Gear 2 (2+0) 1 (0+1)
Boric* 1 0
Cowan 1 (1+0) 0
Total 103 24

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Franks 1
Thorn 1
Kaino 1
McCaw 1
Carter 1
Braid 1
Nonu 1
Donald 1
Total 8

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 2 4
Second half 4 5
Total 6 9

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
McCaw 2 2
Read 1 1
Thorn 1 1
Kaino 1 1
Whitelock 0 3
Quick throws 1 1

Wales Line-outs Won From
First half 3 5
Second half 5 5
Total 8 10

NZ Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 2 2
Total 4 4

Wales Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 4 4
Total 7 8

21 Nov

Game Stats: Ireland v All Blacks, Dublin, 20 November 2010
by Tracey Nelson
21 Nov 2010

This test match saw Richie McCaw and Mils Muliaina become the most capped All Blacks as they played their 93rd tests. It also saw Graham Henry rack up 100 test wins as a coach (for Wales, the British & Irish Lions, and the All Blacks). The usual analysis of the All Blacks game,including First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.

Please note Completed Tackles means that player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. halting the movement and being the tackler according to the laws of the game), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball carrier isn’t stopped. Most importantly, I do NOT call a slipped tackle a tackle, it gets noted as a missed tackle.

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

Team: Tony Woodcock, Hikawera Elliot, Owen Franks, Anthony Boric, Tom Donnelly, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw(c), Kieran Read, Andy Ellis, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Mils Muliaina
Reserves: Andrew Hore, John Afoa, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Alby Mathewson, Stephen Donald, Sonny Bill Williams.

Substitutions were: Whitelock for Donnelly at 40 min, Hore for Elliot, Mathewson for Ellis, and Williams for Nonu at 58 min, Afoa for Franks at 66 min.

Points Scored NZ Ireland
Tries 4 2
Conversions 3 1
Penalties 4/4 2/2
Drop Goals 0/0 0/1
Total 38 18

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 10 2
Ireland 13 0
Total 23 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackle Woodcock, Boric 2
Ruck/Breakdown McCaw(2), Kaino(2)  
Offside Read, Carter 2
Scrum Woodcock 1
Lineout Read 1
Total   10

Ireland’s Penalty Offences
Tackle 6
Ruck 2
Offside 1
Scrum 4
Total 13

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 7
Spilled ball 2
Breakdown 2
Lineout 2
Forced into touch 3
Total 16

NZ Linebreaks
Muliaina 2
Gear 2

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Boric 32 21+11
Franks 31 24+7
MCaw 31 21+10
Read 28 20+8
Kaino 27 18+9
Woodcock 25 18+7
Elliot 20 18+
Nonu 12 11+1
Smith 11 7+4
Whitelock* 10  
Donnelly 10  
Jane 10 7+3
Gear 9 7+2
Hore* 7  
Muliaina 6 3+3
Carter 5 5+0
Williams* 3  
Afoa* 1  
Ellis 1 0+1

Ball carries
Kaino 10
Read 9
McCaw 8
Boric  
Woodcock 6
Donnelly 5
Elliot 5
Franks 4
Whitelock* 2
Afoa* 1

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 14 (2+12) 2 (2+0)
Read 12 (4+8) 1 (0+1)
Kaino 10 (4+6) 0
Boric 9 (3+6) 2 (0+2)
Whitelock* 7 2
Woodcock 7 (3+4) 2 (2+0)
Smith 6 (3+3) 1 (0+1)
Carter 4 (1+3) 5 (4+1)
Nonu 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Williams* 3 2
Hore* 3 1
Donnelly 3 1
Elliot 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
Franks 3 (1+2) 0
Ellis 3 (1+2) 0
Muliaina 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
Gear 3 (2+1) 0
Afoa* 2 0
Mathewson* 1 0
Total 102 22

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 2
Nonu 2
Woodcock 1
Franks 1
Donnelly 1
Read 1
Smith 1
Williams 1
Total 10

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 3 5
Total 5 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Boric 2 2
Read 1 1
Kaino 0 1
Quick throws 2 2

Ireland Line-outs Won From
First half 4 5
Second half 6 8
Total 10 13

NZ Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 5 5
Total 8 8

Ireland Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 4 5
Total 6 7

14 Nov

Game Stats: Scotland v All Blacks, Edinburgh, 13 November 2010
by Tracey Nelson
14 Nov 2010

The usual analysis of the All Blacks game,including First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. In this game Richie McCaw and Mils Muliaina equalled Sean Fitzpatrick’s record of 92 test appearance for the All Blacks.

Please note Completed Tackles means that player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. halting the movement and being the tackler according to the laws of the game), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately. Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball carrier isn’t stopped. Most importantly, I do NOT call a slipped tackle a tackle, it gets noted as a missed tackle.

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

Team: Tony Woodcock, Hikawera Elliot, Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw(c), Kieran Read, Jimmy Cowan, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Isaia Toeava, Mils Muliaina
Reserves: Andrew Hore, John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Daniel Braid, Andy Ellis, Stephen Donald, Ma’a Nonu.

Substitutions were: Donald for Carter at 51 min, Afoa for Franks at 53 min, Braid for McCaw and Boric for Thorn at 58 min, Ellis for Cowan and Hore for Elliot at 59 min.

Points Scored NZ Scotland
Tries 7 0
Conversions 7 0
Penalties 0/0 1/3
Total 49 3

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 12 1
Scotland 6 3
Total 18 4

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackle Messam(2), Muliaina, Read, Woodcock 5
Ruck/Breakdown McCaw 2
Scrum Front row, Woodcock(2), Afoa 4
Restart obstruction McCaw 1
Total   12

Scotland’s Penalty Offences
Tackle 2
Ruck 3
Offside 1
Total 6

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 5
Spilled ball 1
Tackle 1
Lineout 2
Scrum 2
Touch in goal from penalty 1
Forced into touch 2
Total 14

NZ Linebreaks
Toeava 3
Gear 2
Carter 1
Smith 1
Donald 1

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
MCaw 27 22+5
Whitelock 27 14+13
Thorn 22 14+8
Woodcock 21 13+8
Messam 19 11+8
Elliot 18 12+6
Williams 18 10+8
Franks 17 11+6
Read 15 5+10
Smith 9 5+4
Boric* 7
Carter 7 4+3
Afoa* 6
Hore* 6
Muliaina 6 5+1
Braid* 5
Toeava 5 0+5
Cowan 3 0+3
Gear 3 0+3
Ellis* 2

Ball carries
Read 13
Messsam 8
Elliot 6
Franks 5
McCaw 4
Braid* 3
Woodcock 2
Afoa* 1
Whitelock 1

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Read 17 (11+6)  
Smith 16 (10+6) 2 (0+2)
Whitelock 14 (6+8) 6 (4+2)
Williams 11 (6+5) 1 (0+1)
McCaw 10 (8+2) 1 (1+0)
Woodcock 9 (2+7) 2 (1+1)
Messam 8 (4+4) 0
Braid* 7 0
Gear 7 4+3) 0
Franks 6 (5+1) 0
Elliot 5 (4+1) 1 (1+0)
Boric* 4 1
Thorn 4 (2+2) 1 (1+0)
Carter 4 (4+0) 0
Toeava 4 (3+1) 0
Donald* 3 2
Hore* 2 0
Ellis* 2 0
Cowan 2 (1+1) 1 (0+1)
Muliaina 1 (0+1) 0
Total 136 19

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Franks 1
Messam 1
McCaw 1
Carter 1
Williams 1
Toeva 1
Muliaina 1
Donald 1
Total 8

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 2 4
Total 5 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Messam 1 2
Read 1 1
Thorn 1 1
Boric 1 1
Whitelock 0 1
Unsighted 1 1

Scotland Line-outs Won From
First half 4 5
Second half 3 6
Total 8 11

NZ Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 5 5
Total 10 12

Scotland Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 2 3
Second half 5 7
Total 7 10

7 Nov

Game Stats: England v All Blacks, London, 6 November 2010
by Tracey Nelson
7 Nov 2010

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

Please note Completed Tackles means that player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. halting the movement and being the tackler according to the laws of the game), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately.

Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball carrier isn’t stopped. Most importantly, I do NOT call a
slipped tackle a tackle, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each total. An asterisk denotes a player who came on as a substitute.

Team: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw(c), Kieran Read, Alby Mathewson, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Ma’a Nonu, Sonny Bill Williams, Josevata Rokocoko, Mils Muliaina
Reserves: Hika Elliot, John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Liam Messam, Andy Ellis, Stephen Donald, Isaia Toeava.

Substitutions were: Ellis for Mathewson at 50 min, Toeava for Rokocoko at 58 min, Boric for Whitelock at 67 min and Afoa for Franks at 76 min.

Points Scored NZ England
Tries 2 1
Conversions 2 1
Penalties 4/5 3/4
Total 26 16

Tries scored directly from set piece
New Zealand 2
England 0

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 15 1
England 9 1
Total 24 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackle Nonu, Woodcock, Williams, Kaino, McCaw 5
Ruck/Breakdown McCaw, Read 2
Maul Kaino + yellow card 1
Offside Nonu 1
Scrum Front row 5
Holding player back Carter 1
Total   15

England’s Penalty Offences
Tackle 4
Ruck 3
Offside 1
High tackle 1
Total 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 7
Spilled ball 5
Tackle 2
Ruck 1
Scrum 2
Drop out touch on full 1
Forced into touch 3
Total 21

Turnovers Conceded by Eng
Knock-ons 10
Spilled ball 3
Forward pass 1
Tackle 2
Maul 1
Lineout 3
Total 20

NZ Linebreaks
Muliaina 2
Gear 1
Rokocoko 1
Carter 1
Toeava 1

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Thorn 27 15+12
MCaw 24 14+10
Whitelock 21 14+7
Franks 18 12+6
Kaino 16 11+5
Woodcock 16 10+6
Read 15 11+4
Mealamu 13 8+5
Williams 10 5+5
Nonu 8 4+4
Muliaina 6 3+3
Mathewson 4 3+1
Carter 4 2+2
Ellis* 3
Boric* 2
Rokocoko 2 0+2
Gear 2 0+2

Ball carries
Read  
McCaw 9
Mealamu 7
Woodcock 5
Whitelock 3
Franks 3
Kaino 3
Thorn 2

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 21 (13+8) 1 (0+1)
Read 11 (5+6) 2 (0+2)
Woodcock 10 (4+6) 2 (2+0)
Mealamu 10 (4+6) 0
Nonu 9 (6+3) 1 (1+0)
Carter 9 (3+6) 1 (1+0)
Franks 8 (4+4) 0
Williams 8 (4+4) 0
Whitelock 7 (6+1) 2 (2+0)
Thorn 7 (4+3) 0
Toeava* 5 0
Gear 5 (1+4) 0
Ellis* 4 0
Kaino 4 (4+0) 0
Rokocoko 3 (1+2) 1 (0+1)
Mathewson 3 (3+0) 0
Muliaina 3 (2+1) 0
Boric* 2 1
Afoa* 1 0
Total 130 11

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Nonu 4
Thorn 3
Carter 3
Franks 2
Williams 2
Muliaina 2
Woodcock 1
McCaw 1
Rokocoko 1
Gear 1
Ellis* 1
Total 21

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 8 8
Second half 3 3
Total 11 11

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 3 3
Read 3 3
Thorn 1 1
Kaino 1 1
Quick throw 3 3

England Line-outs Won From
First half 6 8
Second half 7 8
Total 13 16

NZ Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 4 5
Second half 6 7
Total 10 12

England Scrum Feeds Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 4 4
Total 5 5