26 Aug

Game Stats: All Blacks v Wallabies, Eden Park, 25 August 2012
by Tracey Nelson
26 Aug 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: Wyatt Crockett, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Sonny Bill Williams, Ma’a Nonu, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Andrew Hore, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Hore for Mealamu and Retallick for Romano at 46 min, Ben Franks for Crockett and Ben Smith for Nonu at 55 min, Vito for Messam and Weepu for Aaron Smith at 64 min, and Cruden for Dagg at 70 min.

Points Scored NZ Australia
Tries 1 0  
Conversions 1 0
Penalties 5 from 6 0
TOTAL 22 0

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 7 0
Australia 11 1
TOTAL 18 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Carter 1
Tackler Hore, McCaw(2) 3
Ruck hinging McCaw 1
Scrum Crockett, Hore 2
TOTAL   7

Australia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler not rolling 2
Tackle – high 1
Playing ball on ground 2
Offside general 1
Offside from kick 1
Ruck leaving feet 1
Ruck offside 1
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Dagg(3), Romano(2), McCaw(2), Read(2), SBW, Nonu, Weepu 12
Forward pass Romano, Nonu 2
Pass error Romano, A Smith, Carter 3
Spilled ball SBW 1
Tackle Messam, Jane 2
Lineout Romano, Messam 2
Scrum Hore 1
TOTAL   23

Turnovers Conceded by Australia
Knock-ons 5
Pass 1
Tackle 2
Ruck 2
Maul 2
Lineout 3
Scrum 1
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 17

Clean Linebreaks
SBW 2
B Smith 2
Jane 1
Carter 1
A Smith 1
Dagg 1
Cruden 1
TOTAL 9

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 33 16+17
Whitelock 27 9+18
O Franks 26 12+14
Read 23 14+9
Crockett 22 16+6
Retallick* 16  
Mealamu 14 8+6
Messam 14 7+7
Hore* 12  
Jane 12 5+7
B Franks* 8  
Romano 8 5+3
Vito* 7  
Carter 7 3+4
SBW 7 3+4
B Smith* 6  
Nonu 6 5+1
Gear 5 2+3
Weepu* 3  
A Smith 3 1+2
Dagg 2 1+1
Cruden*1  

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
SB Williams 12 65
Read 12 32
McCaw 11 48
O Franks 9 12
Messam 7 42
Retallick* 6 27
Whitelock 6 20
Mealamu 6 15
Hore* 5 15
Vito* 4 22
B Franks* 4 10
Romano 3 8
Crockett 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 13 (5+8) 2 (1+2)
O Franks 8 (3+5) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 8 (6+2) 0
Messam 7 (4+3) 2 (2+0)
Whitelock 7 (4+3) 2 )2+0)
Vito* 6 0
Romano 6 (6+0) 0
Carter 6 (2+4) 0
Read 5 (3+2) 1 (0+1)
Crockett 4 (3+1) 2 (2+0)
SBW 4 (3+1) 0
Nonu 3 (2+1) 0
B Franks* 2 0
Retallick* 2 0
Mealamu 2 (2+0) 1 (1+0)
Gear 2 (2+0) 0
Cruden* 1 0
B Smith* 1 0
Jane 1 (0+1) 1 (1+0)
TOTAL 88 12

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
Crockett 1
Mealamu 1
Whitelock 1
Messam 1
Read 1
Jane 1
TOTAL 8

Set pieces in opposition 22 Number Scoring
All Blacks 5 0
Australia 3 0

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 5
Second half 9 9
TOTAL 12 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 4 4
Retallick 2 2
Read 2 2
Romano 1 2
Messam 1 2
Quick throw 1 1
Not thrown FK awarded  
TOTAL 12 14

Australia Line-outs Won From
First half 4 6
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 11 14

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

Australia Scrums Won From
First half 5 6
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 8 9

19 Aug

Game Stats: All Blacks v Wallabies, Sydney, 18 August 2012
by Tracey Nelson
19 Aug 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, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Sonny Bill Williams, Ma’a Nonu, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Andrew Hore, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Retallick for Romano at 52 min, Ben Franks for Woodcock at 66 min, Hore for Mealamu at 77 min and Weepu for Smith at 79 min.

Points Scored NZ Australia
Tries 2 1  
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 5 from 6 4 from 4
TOTAL 24 19

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 15 0
Australia 11 0
TOTAL 26 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Ruck entry Nonu 1
Ruck leaving feet /Messam, Whitelock/Messam 2
Ruck offside Nonu,McCaw 2
Offside general O Franks, B Franks 2
Obstruction Nonu 1
Scrum Front row, Woodcock 3
Lineout Read 2
Throwing ball away Smith 1
Taking player off ball Romano 1
TOTAL   15

Australia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler not rolling 1
Ruck leaving feet 1
Ruck hands 2
Scrum 4
Lineout 1
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons McCaw, Read, Jane, Gear 4
Forward pass SB Williams, Messam(2) 3
Pass error Read, SB Williams, Dagg 3
Spilled ball McCaw 1
Ruck – foot O Franks 1
Ran into own player Smith 1
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
TOTAL   14

Turnovers Conceded by Australia
Knock-ons 11
Tackle 4
Ruck 2
Maul 2
Lineout 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 21

Clean Linebreaks
Dagg 2
Whitelock 1
Smith 1
Messam 1
TOTAL 5

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 25 12+13
Messam 16 9+7
Woodcock 15 9+6
O Franks 13 8+5
Read 12 6+6
Romano 11 9+2
Nonu 10 4+6
Mealamu 9 3+6
Retallick* 8  
SB Williams 7 4+3
Whitelock 6 4+2
Jane 6 3+3
B Franks* 3  
Smith 3 0+3
Dagg 2 1+1
Gear 2 0+2
Hore* 1  
Carter 1 1+0

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
SB Williams 7 44
Messam 6 53
Read 6 19
McCaw 4 48
Whitelock 3 22
Romano 3 21
Mealamu 3 10
Retallick* 2 10
O Franks 2 3
Woodcock 1 2
B Franks* 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 12 (3+9) 3 (1+2)
Carter 12 (6+6) 3 (1+2)
Nonu 11 (5+6) 2 (1+1)
O Franks 9 (3+6) 5 (1+4)
Whitelock 9 (1+8) 0
Messam 8 (4+4) 0
Read 7 (5+2) 3 (1+2)
Retallick* 7 0
Romano 7 (6+1) 0
Mealamu 5 (4+1) 4 (1+3)
Woodcock 4 (2+2) 2 (2+0)
Gear 4 (2+2) 0
Smith 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
SB Williams 3 (2+1) 0
Jane 3 (2+1) 0
Dagg 3 (2+1) 0
Hore* 1 0
B Franks* 0 2
TOTAL 108 25

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
Nonu 4
Whitelock 2
Jane 2
O Franks 1
Dagg 1
TOTAL 10

Set pieces in opposition 22 Number Scoring
All Blacks 6 1 try
Australia 2 1 penalty

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 7 7
TOTAL 14 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 8 8
McCaw 3 3
Retallick 2 2
Romano 1 1
TOTAL 14 14

Australia Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 13 14

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

Australia Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 7 8