31 Jul

Game Stats: All Blacks v Springboks, Wellington, 30 July 2011
by Tracey Nelson
31 Jul 2011

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 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: Afoa for Franks at 42 min (but injured at 48 min with Franks re-taking the field), SB Williams for Smith at 53 min, Weepu for Cowan and Messam for Kaino at 55 min, Slade for Nonu at 66 min, Flynn for Hore at 72 min.

Team: Mils Muliaina,Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Zac Guildford, Daniel Carter, Jimmy Cowan, Adam Thomson, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Ali Williams, Sam Whitelock, Ben Franks, Andrew Hore, Wyatt Crockett
Reserves: John Afoa, Cory Flynn, Jarrod Hoeata, Liam Messam, Piri Weepu, Colin Slade, Sonny Bill Williams

Points Scored NZ SA
Tries 6 (Crockett, Guildford (2), Jane (2), Slade 1 (Smit)
Conversions Carter 2 Steyn 1
Penalties Carter 2 0
Total 40 7

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 8 1
SA 11 1
Total 19 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Williams, Messam, Nonu 3
Ruck McCaw (2) 2
Scrum McCaw, Crockett, Franks 3
Total   8

SA Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 1
Ruck off side 1
Going off feet 2
General off side 1
Off side from kick 1
Scrum 2
Total 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 6
Pass to opposition 1
Spilled 2
Forward pass 1
Ran into own player 2
Tackle 1
Kicked out on full 2
Scrum 1
Total 16

Turnovers Conceded by SA
Knock-ons 7
Forward pass 2
Tackle 3
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Scrum 2
Lineout 3
Missed touch from penalty 1
Total 20

Tackle turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Hore (3), Guildford, McCaw
Total 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 37 19+18
Hore 33 18+15
Crockett 26 13+13
Thomson 26 8+18
Whitelock 25 15+10
Franks 24 15+9
A Williams 18 9+9
Kaino 14 10+4
Smith 10 8+2
Guildford 9 4+5
Nonu 7 7+0
SB Williams* 4  
Muliaina 4 2+2
Hoeata* 3  
Jane 3 3+0
Carter 3 1+2
Messam* 1  
Slade* 1  
Cowan 1 1+0

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
McCaw 8 58
Messam* 7 48
Thomsom 7 46
Kaino 5 35
Hore 5 28
A Williams 5 37
Franks 4 30
Crockett 3 23
Whitelock 3 3
Flynn 1 7
Total 48 315

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 13 (8+5) 4 (2+2)
Carter 11 (4+7) 1(1+0)
Kaino 11 (7+4+ 0
Thomson 10 (4+6) 2 (2+0)
A Williams 9 (5+4) 1 (1+0)
Franks 8 (3+5) 2 (2+0)
Nonu 8 (5+3) 0
Whitelock 6 (3+3) 0
Hore 5 (0+5) 2 (1+1)
Crockett 3 (1+2) 1 (1+0)0
Muilaina 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
Guildford 3 (2+1) 0
Messam* 2 1
Jane 2 (0+2) 1 (1+0)
SB Williams* 1 1
Hoeata* 1 0
Slade* 1 0
Weepu* 1 0
Smith 1 (1+0) 1 (1+0)
Total 99 18

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Hore 2
Carter 2
Kaino 1
Smith 1
Total 6

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 6 6
Total 12 12

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Williams 4 4
Thomson 3 3
Kaino 2 2
Messam 2 2
Whitelock 1 1
Hoeata 1 1

SA Line-outs Won From
First half 7 9
Second half 3 4
Total 10 13

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 7 8
Total 11 12

SA Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 3 5
Total 7 9

24 Jul

Game Stats: All Blacks v Fiji, Dunedin, 22 July 2011
by Tracey Nelson
24 Jul 2011

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 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: Ben Smith for Sitiveni Sivivatu at 50 min, Piri Weepu for Jimmy Cowan and Sam Whitelock for Jarred Hoeata at 54 min, Dan Carter for Colin Slade and Jerome Kaino for Liam Messam at 63 min, and John Afoa for Wyatt Crockett at 68 min.

Team: Mils Muliaina, Zac Guildford, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Colin Slade, Jimmy Cowan, Liam Messam, Adam Thomson, Richie McCaw (c), Ali Williams, Jarred Hoeata, Ben Franks, Andrew Hore, Wyatt Crockett
Reserves: John Afoa, Cory Flynn, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Piri Weepu, Dan Carter, Ben Smith

Points Scored NZ Fiji
Tries 8 2
Try scorers Sivivatu, Hore, Slade, Thomson, C. Smith, Penalty Try, Weepu, Muliaina
Conversions 6 (Slade 4, Carter 3) 2
Penalties 2 (Slade) 0
Total 60 14

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 6 0
Fiji 15 0
Total 21 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Thomson 2
Ruck McCaw(2), Nonu 3
Scrum   1
Total   6

Fiji Penalty Offences
Tackler 2
Tackled player 1
Offside 1
Scrum 8
Obstruction 1
Offside from kick 1
Total 15

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 11
Pass to opposition 1
Ruck 2
Tackle 2
Total 16

Turnovers Conceded by Fiji
Knock-ons 7
Tackle 4
Ruck 3
Scrum 5
Total 19

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 35 17+18
Franks 29 16+13
Crockett 22 17+5
Thomson 22 10+12
Hoeata 21 18+3
Hore 20 14+6
Messam 15 13+2
Williams 14 9+5
Whitelock* 11  
Guildford 9 5+4
C. Smith 9 5+4
Kaino* 8  
Afoa* 6  
Flynn* 5  
Muliaina 4 1+3
Sivivatu 4 1+3
B. Smith* 2  
Slade 2 1+1
Weepu* 1  
Carter* 1  
Nonu 1 0+1

Ball Carries
Thomson 9
Williams 8
Crockett 4
McCaw 4
Messam 4
Hore 2
Franks 2
Kaino* 2
Hoeata 2
Afoa 1
Total 38

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Thomson 16 (7+9) 5 (5+0)
McCaw 13 (7+6) 2 (2+0)
Williams 9 (4+5) 3 (3+0)
Messam 9 (8+1) 2 (1+1)
Nonu 9 (5+4) 1 (0+1)
Slade 8 (5+3) 2 (1+1)
Hore 7 (3+4) 2 (1+1)
Franks 6 (2+4) 3 (1+2)
Hoeata 5 (5+0) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 4 (2+2) 0
Kaino* 3 1
Sivivatu 3 (3+0) 0
C. Smith 3 (2+1) 0
Whitelock* 2 0
Weepu* 1 0
Guildford 2 (1+1) 0
Afoa* 1 0
Carter* 1 0
B. Smith 1 0
Flynn* 1 0
Cowan 1 (1+0) 0
Muilaina 1 (1+0) 0

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 3
C. Smith 2
Nonu 2
Franks 1
Hoeata 1
Total 9

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 1 2
Total 8 10

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Williams 3 3
Thomson 3 3
Hoeata 1 1
Quick throw 1 1
Not straight (Hore)   2

Fiji Line-outs Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 5 5
Total 9 7

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 5 5
Total 7 7

Fiji Scrums Won From
First half 3 6
Second half 4 6
Total 7 12

10 Jul

New kid on the block
by Tracey Nelson
10 Jul 2011

EnglandThere was just one new cap when the first All Blacks squad of 2011 was named today, and that was Taranaki’s Jarrad Hoeata. So did he deserve his place in the squad? Check out his Super stats against the other All Black locks.

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With Anthony Boric out with injury until after the conclusion of the Tri-Nations the All Black selectors looked for another lock to go with their trust trio of Brad Thorn, Ali Williams (back from a 32 month absence with injuries) and Sam Whitelock. Here is how Hoeata stacked up against the other All Black locks over the round robin stages of the 2011 Super competition.

Lineouts Percent won on throw Steals off opp
Brad Thorn 90% 3
Ali Williams 78% 8
Sam Whitelock 94% 0
Anthony Boric 88% 5
Jarrad Hoeata 87% 3

Ball carries Average per game Av metres gained
Brad Thorn 5.18 24.82m
Ali Williams 5.30 25.00m
Sam Whitelock 5.00 32.57m
Anthony Boric 5.62 21.54m
Jarrad Hoeata 5.63 26.88

Tackles made Average per game Tackle success
Brad Thorn 7.91 85%
Ali Williams 8.30 87%
Sam Whitelock 9.29 98%
Anthony Boric 10.85 95%
Jarrad Hoeata 13.5 88%

Penalties conceded per game
Brad Thorn 0.36
Ali Williams 1.00
Sam Whitelock 0.43
Anthony Boric 0.63
Jarrad Hoeata 0.94