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