2 Dec

Game Stats: England v All Blacks, Twickenham, 2 December 2012
by Tracey Nelson
2 Dec 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Faumuina, Luke Romano, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Romano for Retallick at 49 min, Faumuina for Franks at 52 min, Vito for Messam and Coles for Mealamu at 62 min, Weepu for A Smith and Cruden for Carter at 64 min, Crockett for Woodcock at 66 min, B Smith for Dagg at 70 min.

Points Scored NZ England
Tries 3 3  
Conversions 3 1
Penalties 0 from 2 5 from 5
TOTAL 21 38

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 13 0
England 11 2
TOTAL 24 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Retallick, Dagg 2
Tackler not rolling Read, Nonu 2
Ruck off feet Read/McCaw 1
Ruck slowing ball Read 1
Ruck loitering Crockett* 1
Offside general play Nonu, McCaw 2
Offside from kick Jane 1
Scrum Woodcock, Franks, Front row 3
TOTAL   13

England Penalty Offences
Tackler 2
Ruck off feet 2
Ruck entry 2
Ruck offside 1
Offside general 1
Scrum 1
Deliberate knock on 1
Deliberately not retiring 1 + YC
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Dagg, C Smith, Read, Romano*, Whitelock, Vito* 6
Intercepted pass Read 1
Tackle Retallick, A Smith, Messam 3
Lineout 2
Scrum   1
Kick out on full 1
TOTAL   14

Turnovers Conceded by England
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 1
Maul 3
Lineout 2
Scrum 1
Miss touch from penalty 1
Pass into touch 1
TOTAL 15

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 32 17+15
Franks 20 13+7
Whitelock 19 8+11
Read 18 10+8
Messam 16 10+6
Retallick 15 11+4
C Smith 15 7+8
Mealamu 13 9+4
Woodcock 12 9+3
Romano* 8  
Nonu 8 4+4
Crockett* 5  
Faumuina* 5
Carter 5 4+1
Dagg 5 3+2
Coles* 4  
Vito* 3  
Savea 3 2+1
B Smith* 2  
Jane 2 1+1

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
McCaw 9 15
Read 8 25
Mealamu 6 2
Woodcock 4 6
Messam 3 7
Whitelock 3 8
Faumuina* 3 6
Retallick 3 4
Vito* 2 18
Crockett* 2 3
Romano* 2 1
Franks 1 4
Coles* 1 1

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Read 11 (5+6 1 (0+1)
McCaw 9 (4+5) 3 (1+2)
Whitelock 9 (5+4) 1 (1+0)
Carter 8 (8+0) 2 (2+0)
Faumuina* 7 1
Nonu 7 (5+2) 1 (0+1)
Franks 7 (6+1) 0
Woodcock 6 (5+2) 2 (2+0)
C Smith 6 (3+3) 1 (1+0)
Romano* 5 0
Crockett* 5 0
Coles* 4 1
Weepu* 3 0
Retallick 3 (3+0) 2 (2+0)
Mealamu 3 (3+0) 1 (1+0)
Jane 3 (2+1) 0
Vito* 2  
Messam 2 (2+0) 1 (1+0)
Cruden* 1 0
Dagg 1 (0+1) 0
A Smith 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 103 17

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Read 3
Retallick 2
A Smith 2
Carter 2
Nonu 2
Woodcock 1
Whitelock 1
McCaw 1
Savea 1
Jane 1
Faumuina 1
TOTAL 1

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 7
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 10 12

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 4 4
Retallick 2 2
Read 2 2
Messam 1 1
Romano 1 1
Not straight   1
Overthrown   1
TOTAL 10 12

England Line-outs Won From
First half 8 9
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 11 13

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 1 2
TOTAL 7 8

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

26 Nov

Game Stats: Wales v All Blacks, Millenium Stadium Cardiff, 25 November 2012
by Tracey Nelson
26 Nov 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam. Richie McCaw, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Beauden Barrett, Ben Smith

Subs: Crockett for Woodcock, Retallick for Romano, and Weepu for A Smith at 50 min, Coles for Hore at 54 min, Faumuina for Franks at 60 min, Barrett for Cruden at 68 min, Vito for Messam at 70 min, B Smith for Dagg at 76 min.

Points Scored NZ Wales
Tries 3 2  
Conversions 3 0
Penalties 4 from 4 0
TOTAL 33 10

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 12 1
Wales 10 2
TOTAL 22 3

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Franks, Barrett, Dagg 3
Tackler not rolling Nonu, Hore 2
Ruck off feet Retallick 1
Ruck entry Nonu 1
Ruck offside Woodcock/Nonu, McCaw 2
Offside general play ? 1
Scrum bind Woodcock 1
Foul play (YC) Jane 1
TOTAL   12

Wales Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 1
Playing ball off feet 1
Ruck off feet 2
Ruck slowing ball 1
Ruck entry 1
Scrum 2
Offside at kick 1
TOTAL 10

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Savea(2), Dagg, Nonu, Jane, Cruden, Barrett, Retallick 9
Forward pass Dagg 1
Tackle Franks, McCaw 2
Scrum   1
TOTAL   13

Turnovers Conceded by Wales
Knock-ons 11
Tackle 2
Ruck spill 1
Maul 3
Crossing 1
Lineout 1
Scrum 1
Kick touch in goal 2
TOTAL 22

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 23 16+7
Franks 20 17+3
Whitelock 17 8+9
Messam 16 9+7
Romano 14 12+2
Woodcock 12 11+1
Read 10 6+4
Nonu 8 7+1
Savea 7 4+3
Faumuina* 6  
Retallick* 6  
Crockett* 5  
C Smith 5 2+3
Coles* 4  
Jane 4 3+1
Dagg 3 2+1
Cruden 2 2+0
Vito* 1  
B Smith* 1  
A Smith 1 1+0

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Read 7 20
Whitelock 6 20
McCaw 5 45
Romano 5 32
Messam 4 27
Woodcock 2 8
Coles 2 7
Hore 2 3
Crockett* 1 1
Faumuina* 1 1
Franks 1 1

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 21 (6+14) 2 (2+0)
Whitelock 12 (4+8) 3 (0+3)
Nonu 11 (1+10) 5 (0+5)
Read 9 (2+7) 4 (0+4)
C Smith 10 (2+8) 0
Cruden 9 (2+7) 0
Messam 7 (4+3) 7 (2+5)
Crockett* 7 2
Romano 7 (7+0) 0
Retallick* 6 1
Coles* 6 0
O Franks 6 (2+4) 2 (2+0)
Dagg 5 (2+3) 1 (0+1)
Woodcock 5 (2+3) 1 (0+1)
Hore 4 (1+3) 1 (0+1)
Faumuina* 3 0
Weepu* 3 1
A Smith 3 (3+0) 0
Vito* 2 0
Savea 1 (0+2) 0
Jane 2 (2+0) 0
B Smith* 1 0
Barrett* 0 1
TOTAL 138 31

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Read 6
Cruden 2
Woodcock 1
Romano 1
Whitelock 1
McCaw 1
Nonu 1
Coles* 1
Retallick* 1
Faumuina* 1
TOTAL 16

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 8 9
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 10 11

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Romano 4 4
Whitelock 4 4
Retallick 1 1
Quick throw 1 2
TOTAL 10 11

Wales Line-outs Won From
First half 1 3
Second half 9 12
TOTAL 10 15

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 9 10
TOTAL 14 15

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

19 Nov

Game Stats: Italy v All Blacks, Rome, 18 November 2012
by Tracey Nelson
19 Nov 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina, Ali Williams, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Hosea Gear, Beauden Barrett
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Sam Whitelock, Victor Vito, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Dan Carter, Cory Jane

Subs: Coles for Mealamu at 43 min, Franks for Faumuina at 46 min, Whitelock for Williams at 50 min, Jane for Barrett at 53 min, Kerr-Barlow for Aaron Smith at 61 min, Crockett for Woodcock at 64 min.

Points Scored NZ Italy
Tries 5 1  
Conversions 4 1
Penalties 3 from 3 0
Dropgoals 0 1 from1
TOTAL 42 10

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 6 0
Italy 5 2
TOTAL 11 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Ruck entry Williams, Mealamu 2
Ruck off feet Whitelock 1
Scrum bind Messam 1
Scrum offside Cane 1
Scrum Whole pack splintering 1
TOTAL   6

Italy Penalty Offences
Tackler not releasing 1
Early tackle 1
Ruck hands 1
Offside general play 1
Intentional knock down 1
TOTAL 5

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Read(2), Savea(2), Retallick, Williams, Cruden, Messam, C Smith 9
Fwd pass Nonu 1
Ruck spill 1
Ruck 1
TOTAL   12

Turnovers Conceded by Italy
Knock-ons 8
Pass to opposition 2
Forward pass 1
Maul 4
Lineout 2
Scrum 1
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 19

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 36 21+15
Retallick 33 18+15
Messam 26 12+13
Woodcock 23 14+19
Read 20 12+8
Williams 18 15+3
Mealamu 14 12+2
Nonu 12 9+3
C Smith 11 6+5
Faumuina 10 8+2
Coles* 9  
Whitelock* 8  
Barrett 6 6+0
Savea 6 6+0
Jane* 4  
Gear 4 3+1
Crockett* 3  
Cruden 3 2+1
Kerr-Barlow* 2  
A Smith 1 0+1

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Read 15 86
Cane 11 49
Messam 8 65
Retallick 6 25
Williams 5 12
Faumuina 4 15
Mealamu 4 10
Coles* 4 6
Franks* 3 12
Whitelock 2 16
Woodcock 2 7

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 11 (9+2) 6 (4+2)
Retallick 10 )8+2) 2 (2+0)
Read 10 (7+3) 1 (1+0)
C Smith 10 (4+6) 1 (1+0)
Messam 9 (6+3) 1 (1+0)
Woodcock 8 (4+4) 3 (3+0)
A Smith 8 (3+5) 2 (2+0)
Gear 8 (3+5) 0
Cruden 6 (3+3) 3 (1+2)
Williams 6 (6+0) 1 (1+0)
Whitelock* 5 1
Faumuina 5 (5+0) 0
Crockett* 4 0
Mealamu 4 (4+0) 3 (3+0)
Nonu 3 (2+1) 4 (3+1)
Savea 3 (2+1) 0
Barrett 2 (2+0) 0
Franks* 1 0
Kerr-Barlow 1 0
TOTAL 114 28

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Williams 3
Cruden 3
Savea 3
Cane 2
Nonu 2
Woodcock 1
Read 1
A Smith 1
Barrett 1
TOTAL 17

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 7 7
TOTAL 10 10

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Retallick 4 4
Whitelock 3 3
Read 2 2
Williams 1 1
TOTAL 10 10

Italy Line-outs Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 6 8

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 10 10

Italy Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 8 9

13 Nov

Game Stats: Scotland v All Blacks, Murrayfield, 11 November 2012
by Tracey Nelson
13 Nov 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player that came on as a substitute. Note tha tas from November 2012 there are eight substitute players, with the inclusion of an extra prop. This week:

Team: Wyatt Crockett, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Scotlandm Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Adam Thomson, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Tamiti Ellison, Ben Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Tony Woodcock, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Ma’a Nonu

Subs: Barrett for Dagg at 25 min, Coles for Hore at 60 min, B Franks for O Franks at 60 min, Kerr-Barlow for Weepu at 60 min, Williams for Whitelock at 68 min, Woodcock for Crockett at 72 min.

Points Scored NZ Scotland
Tries 6 3  
Conversions 6 2
Penalties 3 from 4 1 from 1
TOTAL 51 22

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 12 0
Scotland 7 2
TOTAL 19 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Barrett 1
Tackler not rolling Whitelock, Hore, Vito, Crockett 4
Ruck entry ? 1
Offside general play ? 2
Offside from knock on Smith 1
Lineout McCaw 1
Maul Romano 1
Foul play (YC) Thomson 1
TOTAL   12

Scotland Penalty Offences
Tackler not rolling 1
Ruck off feet 3
Ruck hands 1
Ruck entry 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Crockett, ?, Ellison, Dagg, McCaw(2), Carter, Savea 8
Intercepted pass Carter 1
Ruck spill   2
Maul   1
Lineout   1
TOTAL   13

Turnovers Conceded by Scotland
Knock-ons 6
Pass into touch 1
Breakdown 3
Ruck spill 1
Accidental offside 2
Lineout 5
Scrum 1
Kick touch in goal 1
TOTAL 20

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Romano 25 15+10
Crockett 23 17+6
Thomson 22 13+9
Vito 21 13+8
McCaw 19 14+5
Whitelock 19 15+4
Hore 16 13+3
O Franks 14 12+2
B Smith 12 7+5
Ellison 9 6+3
Savea 6 2+4
Coles* 5  
Woodcock* 4  
B Franks* 3  
Barrett* 3  
Weepu 2 0+2
Jane 2 2+0
Kerr-Barlow* 2  
Dagg 1  
Williams* 1  
Carter 1 1+0

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Vito 10 57
McCaw 10 28
Thomson 5 15
Hore 5 14
Crockett 4 18
Whitelock 4 12
Romano 4 9
O Franks 3 6
Coles 3 4

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 11 (5+6) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 10 (6+4) 4 (2+2)
Ellison 10 (2+8) 1 (1+0)
Whitelock 9 (5+4) 2 (0+2)
Carter 9 (2+7) 2 (1+1)
Vito 8 (3+5) 8 (4+4)
Romano 7 (5+2) 4 (0+4)
O Franks 7 (3+4) 2 (2+0)
Thomson 7(4+3) 2 (2+0)
Hore 6 (2+4) 4 (3+1)
Weepu 5 (2+3) 0
Smith 3 (1+2) 1 (0+1)
Jane 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
Kerr-Barlow* 1 1
B Franks* 1 0
Coles* 1 0
Williams* 1 0
Barrett* 1 0
Savea 1 0
TOTAL 101 33

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
O Franks 2
McCaw 2
Smith 2
Coles* 2
Hore 1
Romano 1
Thomson 1
Carter 1
Ellison 1
Williams* 1
Barrett* 1
TOTAL 15

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 7 8

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Thomson 2 3
Whitelock 2 2
Romano 1 1
Williams 1 1
Quick throw 1 1
TOTAL 7 8

Scotland Line-outs Won From
First half 1 3
Second half 9 12
TOTAL 10 15

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 8 8

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

21 Oct

Game Stats: Wallabies v All Blacks, Brisbane, 20 October 2012
by Tracey Nelson
21 Oct 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Victor Vito. Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Franks for Woodcock at 46 min, B Smith for C Smith at 52 min, Hore for Mealamu at 56 min, Weepu for A Smith at 60 min, Cruden for Nonu at 62 min, Romano for Retallick at 68 min, and Vito for Messam at 72 min.

Points Scored NZ Australia
Tries 0 0  
Conversions 0 0
Penalties 6 from 8 6 from 7
Drop goals 0 from 1 0
TOTAL 18 18

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 1
Australia 14 1
TOTAL 25 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler not rolling Mealamu, McCaw, Woodcock (YC), Franks 4
Ruck off feet Mealamu, Jane 2
Ruck offside Faumuina, Franks 2
Scrum Woodcock, Faumuina 2
Obstruction Nonu 1
TOTAL   11

Australia Penalty Offences
Tackler not releasing 2
Tackle – late 1 (YC)
Ruck off feet 4
Ruck hands 1
Ruck entry 1
Ruck off side 2
Offside knock-on 1
Scrum wheeling 1
Scrum bind 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons A Smith(2), Messam, Whitelock, C Smith, Jane, Nonu, Read 9
Fwd pass Dagg, Carter 2
Counter ruck   2
Maul   1
Lineout   4
Ruck   1
TOTAL   19

Turnovers Conceded by Australia
Knock-ons 11
Forward pass 2
Tackle 1
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Scrum 1
Lineout 4
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 21

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 29 15+14
Mealamu 15 8+7
Woodcock 15 7+8
Retallick 14 7+7
Hore* 12  
Read 12 6+6
Franks* 10  
Whitelock 10 6+4
Messam 10 4+6
Faumuina 8 6+2
Romano* 6  
Jane 6 0+6
Vito* 5  
Dagg 5 4+1
Carter 5 1+4
Nonu 4 1+3
C Smith 3 2+1
Gear 3 2+1
B Smith* 1  
Weepu* 1  

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Messam 6 61
McCaw 5 18
Retallick 5 12
Read 4 35
Franks* 4 4
Whitelock 3 7
Vito* 2 9
Hore* 2 7
Woodcock 2 2
Mealamu 1 8
Romano 1 3

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Whitelock 16 (9+7) 3 (2+1)
Woodcock 13 (5+8) 2 (2+0)
Hore* 11 0
Read 12 (5+7) 3 (2+1)
McCaw 10 (4+6) 5 (3+2)
Messam 8 (6+2) 2 (2+0)
Faumuina 6 (6+0) 0
Carter 6 (4+2) 1 (0+1)
Nonu 5 (3+2) 2 (1+1)
Mealamu 5 (5+0) 3 (1+2)
Retallick* 5 (3+2) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 5 (5+0) 0
Gear 5 (1+4) 0
Franks* 4 0
Romano* 4 0
C Smith 4 (4+0) 0
Weepu* 3 0
Vito* 2 3
Dagg 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 125 14

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Carter 2
McCaw 2
Woodcock 1
Mealamu 1
Retallick 1
Messam 1
Read 1
C Smith 1
Jane 1
Hore* 1
Weepu* 1
Cruden 1
TOTAL 14

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 1 2
Second half 2 5
TOTAL 3 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Retallick 1 1
Whitelock 0 3
Read 2 3
TOTAL 3 7

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

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 10 10

Australia Scrums Won From
First half 5 6
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 7 8

7 Oct

Game Stats: Springboks v All Blacks, Soweto, 6 October 2012
by Tracey Nelson
7 Oct 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Luke Romano, Adam Thomson, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Tamati Ellison

Subs: Mealamu for Hore at 51 min, Romano for Retallick at 58 min, B Franks for O Franks and Ellison for Nonu at 62 min, Weepu for A Smith and Thomson for Messam at 65 min, Cruden for carter at 76 min.

Points Scored NZ Springboks
Tries 4 1  
Conversions 3 1
Penalties 1 from 3 3 from 7
TOTAL 32 16

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 1
Springboks 4 0
TOTAL 15 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Read(2) 2
Ruck entry Hore, Dagg(YC) 2
RUck hands McCaw 1
Ruck offside McCaw 1
Offside general play O Franks, Nonu 2
Lineout Whitelock 1
Scrum Messam, Front Row 2
TOTAL   11

Springboks Penalty Offences
Tackler player 1
Ruck off feet 1
Scrum 2
TOTAL 4

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Messam, McCaw, C Smith, Dagg, Read 5
Spill/pass McCaw 1
Lineout Not sighted 1
Ruck   1
Scrum early engage   1
TOTAL   9

Turnovers Conceded by Springboks
Knock-ons 10
Spill 1
Forward pass 1
Tackle 2
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Scrum 1
Maul 1
TOTAL 18

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 22 12+10
Whitelock 16 7+9
Retallick 12 7+5
Woodcock 12 3+9
Read 11 2+9
O Franks 10 5+5
Mealamu* 8  
B Franks* 8  
Hore 8 5+3
Messam 5 2+3
Romano* 4  
Nonu 4 2+2
Jane 4 1+3
Gear 3 1+2
C Smith 3 0+3
Dagg 3 0+3
Thomson* 2  
Ellison* 2  
Carter 2 1+1
A Smith 1 1+0

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Messam 8 69
Read 7 50
McCaw 5 26
Whitelock 2 30
Romano* 2 10
Hore 2 5
B Franks* 1 3
Retallick 1 3

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 16 (7+0) 2 (1+1)
Read 12 (6+6) 1 (0+1)
Messam 6 (3+3) 4 (3+1)
Whitelock 6 (1+5) 1 (0+1)
Carter 6 (3+3) 1 (1+0)
Retallick 6 (4+2 0
O Franks 5 (3+2) 0
C Smith 4 (3+1) 2 (0+2)
Romano* 4 2
Woodcock 4 (1+3) 1 (0+1)
Mealamu* 4 0
Hore 4 (3+1) 0
Nonu 3 (1+2) 2 (0+2)
Thomson* 3 0
Gear 3 (2+1) 0
Jane 3 (0+3 0
Ellison* 2 0
A Smith 1 (0+1) 1 (0+1)
B Franks* 1 0
TOTAL 93 15

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Carter 2
Read 1
Nonu 1
Mealamu 1
Weepu 1
TOTAL 6

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

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 3 3
Retallick 1 1
Read 1 1
Messam 1 1
McCaw 1 1
Quick 1 1
Unsighted 1 1
Overthrow   1
TOTAL 9 10

Springboks Line-outs Won From
First half 9 10
Second half 6 7
TOTAL 15 17

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 7 7
TOTAL 9 9

Springboks Scrums Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 7 7

30 Sep

Game Stats: Argentina v All Blacks, La Plata, 30 Sept 2012
by Tracey Nelson
30 Sep 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Retallick for Romano at 36 min, Mealamau for Hore at 48 min, B Smith for C Smith at 55 min, Faumuina for Franks, Cane for McCaw, Weepu for A Smith, and Cruden for Carter at 57 min.

Points Scored NZ Argentina
Tries 7 2  
Conversions 1 5
Penalties 3 from 1 1 from 1
TOTAL 54 15

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 12 1
Argentina 9 1
TOTAL 21 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Retallick 1
Tackler not rolling Whitelock 2
Tackle high Faumuina 1
Ruck off feet Nonu/Franks, Nonu/Messam 2
Ruck offside McCaw, Whitelock, Read 3
Offside general play Woodcock/Franks, Messam/Nonu 2
Maul collapsing Mealamu 1
TOTAL   12

Argentina Penalty Offences
Tackler not releasing 3
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck hands 2
Offside knock-on 1
Lineout 1
Scrum bind 1
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Read(2), McCaw, Carter, Savea 5
Lineout Mealamu 1
Ruck   1
Scrum early engage   1
TOTAL   8

Turnovers Conceded by Argentina
Knock-ons 10
Pass 4
Tackle 4
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Scrum 1
Maul 1
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 23

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 20 16+4
Woodcock 16 8+8
Messam 14 7+7
Nonu 13 9+4
Hore 12 11+1
Whitelock 11 9+2
Retallick* 10  
O Franks 10 8+2
Romano 10  
Savea 8 5+3
Mealamu* 7  
C Smith 7 6+1
Read 7 6+1
Cane* 6  
Dagg 5 3+2
Carter 4 3+1
Faumuina* 3  
Jane 3 2+1
B Smith* 2  
A Smith 1 0+1

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Read 7 15
McCaw 6 12
Whitelock 5 15
Franks 3 14
Retallick* 2 10
Messam 2 12
Cane* 1 1
Faumuina* 1 1
Woodcock 1 1

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Read 12 (4+8) 1 (0+1)
Retallick* 11 3
Messam 11(4+7) 2 (0+2)
McCaw 10 (3+7) 0
Nonu 7 (1+6 2 (1+1)
Faumuina* 7 1
O Franks 7 (2+5) 1 (0+1)
Whitelock 7 (1+6) 0
Cane* 6 0
B Smith* 5 1
Savea 5 (2+3 0
Mealamu* 4 2
Romano 4 0
A Smith 4 (3+1) 0
Cruden* 3 0
Woodcock 3 (1+2 0
Carter 3 (1+2) 0
C Smith 2 (0+2) 3 (3+0)
Hore 1 (0+1) 1 (0+1)
Jane 1 (0+1) 1 (0+1)
TOTAL 113 17

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Woodcock 3
Retallick* 2
Franks 1
Romano 1
Whitelock 1
Messam 1
Read 1
A Smith 1
Carter 1
TOTAL 12

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 11 12

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Retallick 3 3
Whitelock 2 2
Read 2 2
Messam 2 2
Romano 1 1
Quick 1 1
Overthrow   1
TOTAL 11 12

Argentina Line-outs Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 12 12

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 1 2
TOTAL 54 5

Argentina Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 1 1
TOTAL 1 1

16 Sep

Game Stats: All Blacks v Springboks, Dunedin, 15 Sept 2012
by Tracey Nelson
16 Sep 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Tamati Ellison

Subs: Aaron Smith for Weepu at 41 min, Mealamu for Hore and Retallick for Romano at 49 min, and Faumuina for Franks at 69 min.

Points Scored NZ SA
Tries 2 1  
Conversions 1 0
Penalties 3 from 5 2 from 8
TOTAL 21 11

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 0
SA 14 2
TOTAL 25 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player C Smith, Savea, Dagg 3
Tackler not rolling Romano, Read 2
Tackling player in air Jane 1
Ruck hands Woodcock 1
Lineout Woodcock, Romano 2
Scrum Woodcock 1
Obstruction C Smith 1
TOTAL   11

SA Penalty Offences
Tackled player 4
Tackler not rolling 2
Ruck off feet 2
Ruck hands 3
Offside from knock on 1
Scrum 1
Foul play + YC 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Savea, Cruden, Messam 3
Spilled pass Weepu 1
Forward pass Dagg 1
Tackle Read, Messam 2
Ruck spill   2
Lineout   2
Miss touch from penalty Cruden 1
Maul Messam 1
TOTAL   13

Turnovers Conceded by SA
Knock-ons 5
Pass into touch 1
Spilled ball 2
Ruck spill 1
Lineout 5
Scrum 2
TOTAL 20

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 28 14+14
Woodcock 27 14+13
Whitelock 27 14+13
Hore 20 17+3
O Franks 19 12+7
Romano 16 14+2
Messam 16 9+7
Nonu 16 8+8
Read 14 9+5
Mealamu* 10  
Retallick* 9  
Savea 7 2+5
Faumuina* 6  
Jane 5 4+1
Dagg 3 1+2
C Smith 2 1+1
Weepu 1  

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
McCaw 8 41
Messam 7 22
Read 5 30
Hore 4 15
Mealamu*3 5
Romano 3 8
O Franks 2 4
Whitelock 2 10
Woodcock 1 3
Retallick* 1 5

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 12 (5+7) 2 (2+0)
Read 10 (8+2) 0
O Franks 8 (5+3) 1 (0+1)
Whitelock 8 (3+5) 1 (1+0)
Nonu 7 (2+5) 0
Woodcock 6 (3+3) 2 (0+2)
Messam 6 (3+3) 1 (1+0)
Cruden 5 (2+3) 3 (1+2)
Retallick* 4 0
Romano 4 (2+2) 4 (1+3)
A Smith* 3 0
Hore 3 (2+1) 0
Jane 3 (0+3) 0
Faumuina* 2 1
Mealamu* 1 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 0
Savea 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 84 16

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Cruden 2
C Smith 2
O Franks 1
Messam 1
Retallick* 1
Weepu 1
A Smith* 1
TOTAL 9

Set pieces in opposition 22 Number Scoring
All Blacks 0 0
SA 0 0

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 4 6
TOTAL 11 13

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 2 2
Romano 2 2
Read 2 2
Retallick 2 2
Messam 1 1
McCaw 1 1
Quick 1 1
Overthrown   1
Not straight   1
TOTAL 11 13

SA Line-outs Won From
First half 4 6
Second half 9 12
TOTAL 13 18

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 6 6

SA Scrums Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 1 2
TOTAL 4 6

16 Sep

Game Stats: All Blacks v Springboks, Dunedin
by Tracey Nelson
16 Sep 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Tamati Ellison

Subs: Aaron Smith for Weepu at 41 min, Mealamu for Hore and Retallick for Romano at 49 min, and Faumuina for Franks at 69 min.

Points Scored NZ SA
Tries 2 1
Conversions 1 0
Penalties 3 from 5 2 from 8
TOTAL 21 11

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 0
SA 14 2
TOTAL 25 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player C Smith, Savea, Dagg 3
Tackler not rolling Romano, Read 2
Tackling player in air Jane 1
Ruck hands Woodcock 1
Lineout Woodcock, Romano 2
Scrum Woodcock 1
Obstruction C Smith 1
TOTAL 11

SA Penalty Offences
Tackled player 4
Tackler not rolling 2
Ruck off feet 2
Ruck hands 3
Offside from knock on 1
Scrum 1
Foul play + YC 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Savea, Cruden, Messam 3
Spilled pass Weepu 1
Forward pass Dagg 1
Tackle Read, Messam 2
Ruck spill 2
Lineout 2
Miss touch from penalty Cruden 1
Maul Messam 1
TOTAL 13

Turnovers Conceded by SA
Knock-ons 5
Pass into touch 1
Spilled ball 2
Ruck spill 1
Lineout 5
Scrum 2
TOTAL 20

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 28 14+14
Woodcock 27 14+13
Whitelock 27 14+13
Hore 20 17+3
O Franks 19 12+7
Romano 16 14+2
Messam 16 9+7
Nonu 16 8+8
Read 14 9+5
Mealamu* 10
Retallick* 9
Savea 7 2+5
Faumuina* 6
Jane 5 4+1
Dagg 3 1+2
C Smith 2 1+1
Weepu 1

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
McCaw 8 41
Messam 7 22
Read 5 30
Hore 4 15
Mealamu*3 5
Romano 3 8
O Franks 2 4
Whitelock 2 10
Woodcock 1 3
Retallick* 1 5

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 12 (5+7) 2 (2+0)
Read 10 (8+2) 0
O Franks 8 (5+3) 1 (0+1)
Whitelock 8 (3+5) 1 (1+0)
Nonu 7 (2+5) 0
Woodcock 6 (3+3) 2 (0+2)
Messam 6 (3+3) 1 (1+0)
Cruden 5 (2+3) 3 (1+2)
Retallick* 4 0
Romano 4 (2+2) 4 (1+3)
A Smith* 3 0
Hore 3 (2+1) 0
Jane 3 (0+3) 0
Faumuina* 2 1
Mealamu* 1 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 0
Savea 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 84 16

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Cruden 2
C Smith 2
O Franks 1
Messam 1
Retallick* 1
Weepu 1
A Smith* 1
TOTAL 9

Set pieces in opposition 22 Number Scoring
All Blacks 0 0
SA 0 0

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 4 6
TOTAL 11 13

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 2 2
Romano 2 2
Read 2 2
Retallick 2 2
Messam 1 1
McCaw 1 1
Quick 1 1
Overthrown 1
Not straight 1
TOTAL 11 13

SA Line-outs Won From
First half 4 6
Second half 9 12
TOTAL 13 18

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 6 6

SA Scrums Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 1 2
TOTAL 4 6

10 Sep

Game Stats: All Blacks v Argentina, Wellington, 8 Sept 2012
by Tracey Nelson
10 Sep 2012

The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.

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:

Team: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Brodie Retallick, Richie McCaw, Victor Vito, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruedn, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Andrew Hore, Charlie Faumuina, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Piri Weepu, Beauden Barrett, Ben Smith

Subs: Messam for Vito at 43 min, Hore for Mealamu at 49 min, Weepu for A Smith at 61 min, Whitelock for Retallick at 64 min, Faumuina for Franks at 72 min, and Barrett for Cruden and B Smith for C Smith at 75 min.

Points Scored NZ Argentina
Tries 2 1  
Conversions 1 0
Penalties 3 from 5 0 from 1
TOTAL 21 5

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 8 4
Argentina 14 1
TOTAL 22 5

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Savea 1
Tackler not rolling McCaw, C Smith 2
Maul Read, Messam 2
Lineout Hore 1
Scrum bind Vito, McCaw 2
TOTAL   8

Argentina Penalty Offences
Tackler not rolling 3
Playing ball on ground 1
Offside from kick 1
Ruck entry 2
Ruck leaving feet 2
Ruck hands 1
Ruck offside 2
Lineout 1
Deliberate knock down 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Cruden(3),Dagg(2), Nonu, Read, McCaw, Mealamu, C Smith 10
Forward pass Savea 1
Pass error Romano(2), Read 3
Spilled ball A Smith, Nonu, C Smith 3
Tackled into touch Jane, Vito, Read 2
Tackled ball Retallick, A Smith 2
Lineout Mealamu 1
Scrum early engage   3
Scrum crooked feed Weepu 1
TOTAL   25

Turnovers Conceded by Argentina
Knock-ons 5
Forward pass 1
Tackle 4
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Lineout 5
Scrum 1
Kick out on full 2
TOTAL 20

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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 36 18+18
Retallick 32 14+18
Franks 27 9+18
Romano 27 8+19
Woodcock 20 12+8
Read 19 9+10
Mealamu 16 13+3
Hore* 13  
Messam* 13  
C Smith 13 5+8
Vito 11 10+1
Dagg 9 3+6
Whitelock* 8  
Nonu 7 3+4
Jane 4 2+2
Faumuina* 3  
Savea 3 1+2
Weepu* 2  
Cruden 1 1+0

Breakdown turnovers won
McCaw 2
Mealamu 1
Weepu* 1
TOTAL 4

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
McCaw 15 70
Read 12 50
Messam* 10 63
Romano 10 72
Vito 6 45
Franks 6 10
Woodcock 4 10
Whitelock* 3 14
Retallick 3 25
Mealamu 2 3
Hore* 1 2

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.

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 10 (4+6) 0
Retallick 6 (5+1) 0
Cruden 4 (3+1) 1 (0+1)
Romano 4 (2+2) 0
Read 4 (2+2) 0
Mealamu 3 (3+0) 1 (0+1)
Franks 3 (3+0) 1 (0+1)
Savea 3 (1+2) 1 (1+0)
Nonu 3 (1+2) 0
Woodcock 2 (2+0) 2 (1+1)
Messam* 2 0
Vito 2 (2+0) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 2 (1+1) 0
Hore* 1 0
Faumuina* 1 0
Whitelock* 1 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 0
Dagg 1 (1+0) 0
Weepu* 0 1
TOTAL 53 7

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.

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Vito 2
Franks 1
Retallick 1
McCaw 1
TOTAL 5

Set pieces in opposition 22 Number Scoring
All Blacks 5 1 try
Argentina 5 0

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 10 11
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 16 17

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Romano 9 9
Read 7 8
TOTAL 16 17

Argentina Line-outs Won From
First half 9 11
Second half 5 8
TOTAL 14 19

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 3
Second half 3 5
TOTAL 5 8

Argentina Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 7 8