16 Nov

Game Stats: England v All Blacks, Twickenham
by Tracey Nelson
16 Nov 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.

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 Who came on as a substitute. This week:

Team: Tony Woodcock,Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read (C), Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Ben Smith, Charles Piutau, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crocket, Charlie Faumiuna, Luke Romano, Steven Luatua, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Aaron Cruden, Ryan Crotty

Points Scored NZ England
Tries 3 1
Conversions 3 1
Penalties 3/4 5/5
TOTAL 30 22

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 1
England 9 1
TOTAL 19 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player A Smith 1
Tackler Carter, O Franks, Nonu 3
Ruck off feet Faumuina* 1
Ruck entry Read YC 1
Maul Whitelock 1
Scrum Wheeling, front row up 2
Obstruction Woodcock, Crockett 2
TOTAL 11

England Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler not releasing 2
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck hands 1
Ruck offside 1
Offside from kick 2
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Savea(2), Read, Dagg, B Smith 5
Pass to opposition Savea(2) 2
Spilled Faumuina* 1
Ruck spill Nonu 1
MaulCarter 1
Lineout 1
Kick out on full A Smith(2) 2
TOTAL 13

Turnovers Conceded by England
Knock-ons 10
Tackle 5
Ruck 2
Maul 1
Lineout 3
Scrum 2
TOTAL 23

Tackle turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Piutau, Whitelock, Crockett, Read, McCaw
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 32 15+17
Crockett* 17
Whitelock 17 5+12
Retallick 16 7+9
O Franks 13 8+5
Faumuina* 12
Mealamu 11 7+4
B Smith 10 4+6
Read 9 2+7
Piutau 9 6+3
Woodcock 8
Coles* 7
Messam 6 2+4
Savea 6 0+6
Luatau* 6
Romano* 4
Nonu 4 2+2
Dagg 3 1+2
Cruden* 2 0+2
A Smith 2 1+1
Kerr-Barlow* 1
Crotty* 1

Ball carries No of carries
Read 11
McCaw 6
Whietlock 4
Crockett* 3
Retallick 3
Messam 3
Faumuina* 2
Franks 2
Mealamu 2
Romano* 1
Luatua* 1
TOTAL 37

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Whitelock 19 (5+14) 2 (2+0)
O Franks 15 (10+5) 0
McCaw 14 (6+8) 2 (1+1)
Nonu 13 (9+4) 2 (0+2)
A Smith 11 (5+6) 1 (0+1)
Messam 10 (5+5) 5 (4+1)
Read 9 (1+8) 3 (1+2)
Crockett* 9 0
Cruden 8 (2+6) 0
Mealamu 7 (3+4) 1 (1+0)
Retallick 6 (4+2) 2 (2+0)
Woodcock 5 4
Carter 4 0
Luatua* 4 0
Faumuina* 3 4
Romano* 3 0
Coles* 3 0
B Smith 3 (2+1) 0
Piutau 3 (2+1) 0
Crotty* 2 2
Kerr-Barlow* 1 0
Dagg 1 (0+1) 1 (1+0)
Savea 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 154 29

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Piutau 4
Mealamu 2
A Smith 2
Nonu 2
Crockett* 2
Franks 1
Retallick 1
Whitelock 1
Savea 1
Dagg 1
Romano* 1
TOTAL 18

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

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 4 4
Read 3 3
Retallick 1 1
McCaw 1 1
Messam 1 1
TOTAL 10 10

England Line-outs Won From
First half 8 8
Second half 6 9
TOTAL 14 17

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

England Scrums Won From
First half 2 4
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 4 6

12 Nov

Game Stats: France v All Blacks, Paris, 9 November 2013
by Tracey Nelson
12 Nov 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, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Charles Piutau, Ma’a Nonu, Ben Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Stephen Luatua, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Aaron Cruden, Ryan Crotty

Points Scored NZ France
Tries 2 1  
Conversions Carter 1 Cruden 1 Parra 1
Penalties Carter 3/3 Cruden 0/1 Parra 4/6
TOTAL 47 29

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 12 1
France 7 0
TOTAL 19 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Faumuina* 1
Tackler not rolling McCaw 1
Ruck entry ? 1
Ruck offside Mealamu 1
Offside from kick Messam & B Smith 1
Maul Crockett* 1
Scrum FRx2, Woodcock, Crockett*, wheeling 5
Pushing player Retallick 1
TOTAL   12

France Penalty Offences
Tackler 1
Ruck entry 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck offside 1
Scrum 3
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Read(2), Nonu, Piutau, Messam, McCaw 6
Spilled ball Dagg 1
Tackle Piutau, Dagg 2
Lineout   1
Scrum   2
TOTAL   12

Turnovers Conceded by France
Knock-ons 6
Pass 2
Ruck 1
Lineout 2
Scrum 1
TOTAL 11

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 24 14+10
Retallick 15 5+10
whitelock 15 4+11
Woodcock 13 5+8
Mealamu 12 4+8
Franks 11 6+5
Read 10 4+6
B Smith 9 2+7
Dagg 8 5+3
Faumuina* 6  
Piutau 6 4+2
Jane 6 4+2
Nonu 6 1+5
Crockett* 5  
Carter 3 2+1
Messam 3 1+2
Cruden* 2  

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
McCaw 6 25
Whitelock 5 16
Woodcock 4 9
Mealamu 3 11
Retallick 3 5
Read 2 12
Messam 2 11
Coles* 2 8
Faumuina* 1 4

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 17 (6+11) 5 (3+2)
Read 16 (9+7) 2 (0+2)
Retallick 15 (10+5) 5 (2+3)
Whitelock 12 (7+5) 1 (1+0)
B Smith 9 (5+4) 1 (0+1)
Franks 9 (8+1) 0
Woodcock 8 (8+0) 3 (1+2)
Messam 8 (5+3) 2 (2+0)
Mealamu 7 (7+0) 2 (2+0)
Nonu 7 (6+1) 3 (1+2)
Piutau 7 (3+4) 1 (0+1)
Carter 7 (7+0) 0
Cruden* 5 0
Jane 4 (2+2) 0
Coles* 3 1
Faumuina* 3 0
Kerr-Barlow* 2 0
Dagg 2 (0+2) 0
Crockett* 1 0
TOTAL 150 26

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Nonu 5
Coles* 3
Woodcock 2
Messam 2
Piutau 2
Retallick 1
Whitelock 1
Carter 1
Dagg 1
Faumuina* 1
Crotty* 1
TOTAL 20

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 6 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 2 3
Whitelock 2 2
Retallick 2 2

France Line-outs Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 5 7
TOTAL 8 10

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 2 3
TOTAL 5 7

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