21 Oct

Game stats: All Blacks v Wallabies, Dunedin, 19 October 2013
by Tracey Nelson
21 Oct 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, Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumunia, Jeremy Thrush, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Sam Cane, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Ben Smith, Charles Piutau, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Steven Luatua, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Tom Taylor

Points Scored NZ Australia
Tries 4 3  
Conversions Cruden 3 Cooper 3
Penalties Cruden 4/6 Barrett 1/1 Cooper 3/3
Drop goal   Cooper 1/1
TOTAL 41 33

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 9 1
Wallabies 10 1
TOTAL 19 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Read, Messam 2
Tackler not releasing Cane 1
Ruck off feet Mealamu, Cane(2) 3
Ruck offside Woodcock 1
Maul Whitelock/Messam 1
Scrum   1
TOTAL   9

Wallabies Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 1
Ruck hands 1
Ruck off feet 1
Offside from Kick 2
Maul 1
Scrum 1
Offside from knock on 2
TOTAL 10

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Cane, Coles, Taylor 3
Intercepted pass Savea 1
Spilled ball Dagg 1
Ruck   1
Maul   1
Scrum   2
Lineout   1
Accidental offside   1
TOTAL   11

Turnovers Conceded by Wallabies
Knock-ons 10
Forward pass 1
Pass to touch 1
Pass to opposition 1
Maul 2
Tackle 3
Lineout 1
Scrum 1
Accidental offside 1
TOTAL 21

Tackle turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Cane, Faumuina, Barrett, Retallick
TOTAL 4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Whitelock 24 9+15
Mealamu 22 14+8
Woodcock 21 14+7
Cane 18 6+12
Faumuina 14 9+5
Messam 13 4+9
Retallick* 11  
Thrush 10 9+1
Crockett* 9  
Read 9 6+3
B Smith 6 3+3
Cruden 5 4+1
Luatua* 4  
Franks* 4  
Dagg 4 2+2
Piutau 4 0+4
Barrett* 2  
Coles* 2  
Nonu 2 1+1
Taylor* 1  
Savea 1 0 1
A Smith 1 0+1

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Cane 10 36
Messam 8 76
Read 8 63
Whitelock 6 16
Retallick 5 13
Faumuina 3 8
Coles 2 12
Franks 2 11
Woodcock 2 3
Mealamu 2 4
Thrush 1 8
Crockett 1 1

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 15 (7+8) 5 (3+2)
Nonu 14 (4+10) 4 (3+1)
Whitelock 11 (4+7) 2 (2+0)
Read 10 (7+3) 0
Faumuina 7 (7+0) 3 (2+1)
A Smith 7 (7+0) 1 (1+0)
Piutau 6 (5+1) 1 (0+1)
Dagg 6 (3+3) 0
Coles* 5 0
Thrush 5 (4+1) 1 (1+0)
Mealamu 5 (4+1) 1 (1+0)
B Smith 5 (3+2) 1 (0+1)
Retallick* 4 0
Woodcock 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Taylor* 3 1
Barrett* 3 0
Cruden 3 (3+0) 1 (1+0)
Savea 3 (2+1) 0
Crockett* 2 0
Luatua* 2 0
Kerr-Barlow* 2 0
Messam 1 (1+0) 3 (2+1)
TOTAL 123 25

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Nonu 3
Dagg 3
Crockett* 2
Kerr-Barlow* 2
Mealamu 1
Thrush 1
Whitelock 1
B Smith 1
Savea 1
Piutau 1
Coles* 1
Barrett* 1
TOTAL   18

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 2 3
TOTAL 5 6

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 4
Whitelock 1 1
Retallick 1 1

Wallabies Line-outs Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 8 9
TOTAL 14 15

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 4
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 8 10

Wallabies Scrums Won From
First half 1 2
Second half 0 0
TOTAL 1 2

8 Oct

Game Stats: All Blacks v Springboks, Johannesburg, 5 Oct 2013
by Tracey Nelson
8 Oct 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, Andrew Hore, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read (C), Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Steve Luatua, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Charles Piutau

Points Scored NZ South Africa
Tries 5 4  
Conversions Cruden 3, Barrett 2 Steyn 2
Penalties Barrett 1/1 Steyn 1/1
TOTAL 38 27

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 9 1
South Africa 5 0
TOTAL 14 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Ruck hands Hore 1
Ruck entry Messam Yellow Card 1
Ruck offside C Smith, Nonu 2
Maul Hore 1
Scrum Bind?, Crockett 2
Obstruction Whitelock 1
Foul play Franks Yellow Card 1
TOTAL   9

South Africa Penalty Offences
Tackler no arms 1
Tackled player 1
Ruck offside 1
Offside general 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 5

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Whitelock, Retallick, Read, A Smith, Crockett, McCaw 6
Pass to opposition Dagg, Luatua 2
Forward pass Cruden 1
Scrum   1
Lineout   2
Accidental offside 2
TOTAL   16

Turnovers Conceded by South Africa
Knock-ons 11
Spilled ball 1
Forward pass 1
Ruck 1
Tackle 4
Maul 2
Lineout 5
Scrum 1
TOTAL 26

Tackle turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Retallick, Cane
Ruck McCaw
TOTAL 4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 34 18+16
Whitelocks 23 13+10
Woodcock 15 13+2
Retallick 14 10+4
Crockett* 12  
Read 11 7+5
Hore 11 11+0
Faumuina 10 6+4
Coles* 8  
Messam 7 6+1
Nonu 7 3+4
B Franks* 5  
Cane* 4  
Dagg 4 3+1
Savea 4 3+1
Luatua* 3  
B Smith 3 1+2
C Smith 3 0+3
Cruden 2 2+0
Kerr-Barlow* 1  
Barrett* 1  
A Smith 1 0+1

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Read 7 86
Whitelock 7 25
Messam 5 60
B Franks 4 26
Retallick 4 19
McCaw 4 14
Faumuina 3  
Woodcock 2 15
Luatua 2 12
Coles 2 11
Cane 1 4
Hore 1 1
TOTAL 42 282

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 15 (4+11) 7 (3+4)
Read 13 (2+11) 6 (1+5)
Nonu 11 (5+6) 2 (1+1)
C Smith 11 (3+8) 1 (1+0)
A smith 10 (2+8) 1 (1+0)
Faumuina 9 (7+2) 0
Crockett* 7 1
Woodcock 6 (2+4) 3 (1+2)
Whitelock 6 (0+6) 2 (1+1)
Cruden 6 (3+3) 1 (1+0)
Coles* 5 1
B Smith 5 (2+3) 1 (0+1)
Savea 5 (3+2) 0
Dagg 5 (2+3) 0
Messam 4 (1+3) 4 (3+1)
Barrett* 4 0
Retallick 4 (2+2) 3 (1+2)
Hore 3 (3+0)1 (0+1)
Luatua* 3 0
Kerr-Barlow* 3 0
Piutau* 3 0
B Franks* 2 0
Cane* 1 0
TOTAL 141 35

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 3
Read 2
A Smith 2
B Smith 2
Hore 1
Faumuina 1
Retallick 1
Cruden 1
Nonu 1
C Smith 1
Savea 1
Crockett* 1
Kerr-Barlow* 1
Barrett 1
TOTAL   19

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 6
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 9 11

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 4 4
Read 3 3
Messam 1 1
Retallick 1 1
Overthrown   2
TOTAL 9 11

South Africa Line-outs Won From
First half 7 9
Second half 3 6
TOTAL 10 15

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 5 6

South Africa Scrums Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 7 7