17 Sep

Game Stats: All Blacks v Springboks, Auckland, 14 Sept 2013
by Tracey Nelson
17 Sep 2013

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’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it.

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, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (C), Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Steve Luatua, Matt Todd, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Charles Piutau

Points Scored NZ South Africa
Tries 4 2  
Conversions Carter 1, Barrett 2 Steyn 1
Penalties Barrett 1/2 Steyn 1/2
TOTAL 29 15

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 15 2
South Africa 8 1
TOTAL 23 3

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player B Smith(2), Messam, Woodcock, A Smith, Whitelock 6
Tackler not rolling Messam, Not sighted 2
Ruck hands C Smith 1
Offside general Luatua 1
Lineout Retallick, Read 2
Scrum front row, Woodcock 2
Foul play Nonu Yellow Card 1
TOTAL   15

South Africa Penalty Offences
Tackler not releasing 1
Scrum 2
Obstruction 3
Foul play 2
TOTAL 8

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons C Smith, Dagg(2), Nonu(2), A Smith, B Smith, Savea, Read, Luatua 10
Pass Read 1
Tackle B Smith 1
Scrum   2
Lineout   2
TOTAL   16

Turnovers Conceded by South Africa
Knock-ons 8
Spilled ball 1
Pass 1
Ruck 2
Maul 2
Lineout 2
Missed touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 17

Tackle turnovers won by NZ
Tackle B Smith, Todd, Crockett
TOTAL 3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Woodcock 24 11+13
Whitelock 24 9+15
Cane 20 5+15
Retallick 16 6+10
Franks 15 6+9
Read 12 5+7
Coles 12 8+4
Nonu 10 5+5
C Smith 10 4+6
Savea 10 3+7
Messam 8 6+2
Faumuina* 8 0
Piutau* 5 0
B Smith 5 3+2
Dagg 4 0
Mealamu* 3 0
Crockett* 3 0
Luatua* 3 0
Barrett* 3 0
Todd* 3 0
Kerr-Barlow 1 0
A Smith 1 0

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Retallick 7 50
Messam 6 27
Whitelock 6 20
Read 5 21
Cane 4 16
Franks 4 10
Woodcock 2 5
Coles 2 4
Mealamu* 2 2
Luatua* 1 6
Crockett* 1 1
TOTAL 40 162

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 12 (6+6) 2 (2+0)
Read 10 (5+5) 4 (2+2)
Whitelock 8 (4+4) 3 (1+2)
Messam 8 (6+2) 2 (0+2)
Nonu 7 (4+3) 1 (0+1)
Retallick 5 (2+3) 1 (0+1)
Barrett* 7 (1+6) 1 (0+1)
Woodcock 5 (4+1) 0
Faumuina* 4 1
Luatua* 4 0
Piutau* 4 0
Franks 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Coles 4 (3+1) 0
C Smith 4 (1+3) 0
A Smith 3 (3+0) 0
Todd* 3 0
Crockett* 3 1
Mealamau* 2 1
B Smith 1 (1+0) 2 (1+1)
Savea 1 (1+0) 2 (1+1)
TOTAL 99 23

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Retallick 2
Franks 1
Whitelock 1
Messam 1
Nonu 1
C Smith 1
TOTAL   7

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 8
Second half 8 8
TOTAL 7 8

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 5
Whitelock 3 4
Messam 3 3
Retallick 1 1
Quick 2 2
Overthrown   1
TOTAL 14 16

South Africa Line-outs Won From
First half 8 9
Second half 9 10
TOTAL 17 19

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 5
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 7 9

South Africa Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 6 6