28 Sep

Argentina v All Blacks, La Plata
by Tracey Nelson
28 Sep 2014

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: Wyatt Crockett, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Argentinam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Argentinavea, Malakai Fekitoa, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Nathan Harris, Joe Moody, Ben Franks, Jeremy Thrush, Argentinam Cane, TJ Perenara, Colin Slade, Cory Jane

Points Scored NZ Argentina
Tries 4 1
Conversions 4 1
Penalties 2/2 2/3
TOTAL 34 13

Kicks from hand Own 22 Rest of field
NZ 5 23
Argentina 1 7
TOTAL 6 30

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 0
Argentina 11 0
TOTAL 21 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Fekitoa 1
Tackler Kaino, Read, Moody 3
Ruck hands Kaino 1
Ruck hinging McCaw 1
Offside kick Savea 2
Scrum Front row, O Franks 2
Late charge Dagg 1
TOTAL   11

Argentina Penalty Offences
Tackler 3
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck hands 1
Ruck hinging 1
Ruck taking halfback 1
Scrum 2
Taking man in air 1
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons McCaw(2), Perenara(2), Dagg, Barrett, Kaino, Fekitoa 8
Pass to opposition Kaino 1
Forward pass Barrett, Perenara 2
Tackle C Smith, Fekitoa, Savea, Read 3
Lineout   1
Scrum   1
TOTAL   17

Turnovers Conceded by Argentina
Knock-ons 9
Spilled 1
Pass to opposition 1
Forward pass 2
Maul 3
Tackle 6
Lineout 3
Scrum 1
TOTAL 26

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Mealamu(2), Fekitoa(2), McCaw, ? 6
Maul   2
TOTAL   8

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 33 24+9
Retallick 15 12+3
Read 15 11+4
C Smith 15 11+4
Whitelock 15 6+9
Moody 14 5+9
O Franks 13 10+3
Mealamu 13 8+5
Crockett 12 10+2
Fekitoa 8 6+2
Kaino 7 4+3
Cane* 6  
Dagg 6 3+3
B Franks* 5  
Thrush*5  
B Smith 4 2+2
Slade* 2  
Barrett 2 0+2
Perenara* 1  

Forward ball carries No of carries
Kaino 7
Read 7
Whitelock 5
Mealamu 5
Retallick 4
Crockett 3
Thrush* 3
Cane* 3
O Franks 2
McCaw 2
Harris* 1
TOTAL 42

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Whitelock 17 (10+7) 3 (1+2)
Kaino 16 (11+5) 1 (0+1)
Read 11 (5+6) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 10 (8+2) 4 (3+1)
McCaw 10 (6+4) 1 (1+0)
Barrett 9 (4+5) 1 (1+0)
Mealamu 9 (8+1) 0
Fekiota 9 (3+6) 0
O Franks 8 (4+4) 1 (1+0)
Thrush* 5 0
A Smith 5 (3+2) 0
Retallick 4 (4+0) 2 (0+2)
Moody 4 (0+4) 0
Cane* 4 0
Savea 4 (1+3) 0
Harris* 3 0
C Smith 3 (0+3) 1 (0+1)
Dagg 2 (0+2) 1 (0+1)
Perenara* 1 0
B Smith 1 (0+1) 1 (0+1)
TOTAL 135 17

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Retallick 2
Savea 2
Perenara* 2
Mealamu 1
O Franks 1
Whitelock 1
Kaino 1
Read 1
A Smith 1
Barrett 1
Dagg 1
B Franks* 1
Slade* 1
  TOTAL 16

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 8 9

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 3
Retallick 2 2
Kaino 2 2
Quick throw 1 1

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

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 9 10

Argentina Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 4 4

13 Sep

All Blacks v Springboks, Wellington
by Tracey Nelson
13 Sep 2014

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: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Jeremy Thrush, Steven Luatua, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Joe Moody, Sam Tuipulotu, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Cory Jane

Points Scored NZ SA
Tries 1 1
Conversions 0 1
Penalties 3/4 0/1
Drop goals 0 1/1
TOTAL 14 10

Kicks from hand Own 22 Rest of field
NZ 4 23
SA 9 15
TOTAL 13 38

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 9 1
SA 10 0
TOTAL 19 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Thrush, C Smith, B smith, Read 4
Ruck entry O Franks 1
Offside A Smith 1
Maul Read, Mealamu 2
Scrum Front row collapsing 1
TOTAL   9

SA Penalty Offences
Tackler 5
Ruck sealing off 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck entry 1
Scrum 2
TOTAL 10

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons A Smith(2), Read, Luatua, Savea(2), Crockett, Coles, Thrush, Jane 10
Spilled Barrett 1
Ruck - 4
Tackle Savea, Thrush, C Smith, B Smith, Read, B Franks 6
Lineout   3
Scrum   1
Maul   1
Miss touch from penalty Cruden 1
TOTAL   26

Turnovers Conceded by SA
Knock-ons 12
Pass to ground 1
Forward pass 2
Ruck 1
Tackle 2
Lineout 4
Scrum 2
TOTAL 24

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Cane 2
TOTAL   2

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 38 22+16
Retallick 24 13+11
Read 23 17+6
Crockett 22 16+6
Thrush 22 11+11
O Franks 21 17+4
Luatua 11 10+11
Coles 11 7+4
Cane* 8  
Nonu 8  
Dagg 7 1+6
B Smith 6 4+2
Savea 6 4+2
Moody* 5
Jane* 5  
B Franks* 4  
Cruden 4 3+1

Forward ball carries No of carries
Read 10
McCaw 8
Thrush 8
Crocket 7
Coles 6
Retallick 6
Luatua 4
B Franks* 3
MOody* 2
O Franks 2
Cane* 1
TOTAL 57

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 11 (7+4) 0
Read 8 (4+4) 2 (1+1)
Thrush 8 (5+3) 0
Cane* 5 0
Retallick 5 (1+4) 1 (0+1)
Luatua 4 (4+0) 1 (1+0)
Barrett* 4 0
Crockett 4 (2+2) 0
O Franks 4 (3+1) 0
Coles 3 (3+0) 0
A Smith 3 (1+2) 0
B Smith 3 (1+2) 0
B Franks* 2 0
Mealamu* 2 0
Cruden 2 (2+0) 0
Dagg 2 (1+0) 0
Moody* 1 1
Jane* 1 0
Nonu 1 1
Savea 1 (0+1) 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 75 6

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 1
Cruden 1
Savea 1
B Smith 1
Cane* 1
  TOTAL 5

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 8
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 10 13

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Luatua 2 3
Retallick 1 1
Thrush 1 1
McCaw 1 1
Quick throw 1 1

SA Line-outs Won From
First half 8 9
Second half 5 8
TOTAL 13 17

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 7 8

SA Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 7
TOTAL 9 11

6 Sep

All Blacks v Argentina, Napier
by Tracey Nelson
6 Sep 2014

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: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrettt, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Joe Moody, Jeremy Thrush, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Colin Slade, Malakai Fekitoa

Points Scored NZ Argentina
Tries 4 0
Conversions 1 0
Penalties 2/4 3/3
TOTAL 28 9

Kicks from hand Own 22 Rest of field
NZ 9 23
Argentina 9 16
TOTAL 18 39

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 3
Argentina 10 1
TOTAL 21 4

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Savea 1
Tackler Savea 1
Ruck entry Read, Moody 2
Offside from kick ? 1
Maul Read, ? 2
Lineout Retallick 1
Scrum Crockett, Front row(2) 3
TOTAL   11

Argentina Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler 1
Ruck 1
Offside from kick 1
Lineout 1
Scrum 2
Maul 1
Foul play 1
TOTAL 10

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Nonu, B Smith, Crockett, Dagg(2), Savea 6
Spilled Barrett 1
Forward pass B Smith 1
Ruck - 1
Tackle Barrett 1
Lineout   2
Scrum   2
TOTAL   14

Turnovers Conceded by Argentina
Knock-ons 8
Forward pass 1
Tackle 2
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Lineout 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 15

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Nonu, McCaw 3
Ruck McCaw 1
TOTAL   4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Retallick 31 16+15
McCaw 21 10+11
Crockett 17 11+6
O Franks 17 10+7
Read 12 7+5
Coles 10 5+5
Nonu 9 5+4
Cane* 8  
Thrush* 8  
Whitelock 8  
Mealamu* 6  
c Smith 6 4+2
B Franks* 4  
Messam 4 4+0
Moody* 2
B Smith 2 2+0
Perenara* 1  
Slade* 1  
Dagg 1 0+1
Barrett 1 1+0
A Smith 1 1+0
Savea 1 0+1

Forward ball carries No of carries
Read 8
Coles 6
McCaw 4
Thrush* 3
Retallick 3
Cane* 2
Crockett 1
O Franks 1
B Franks* 1
TOTAL 27

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane* 13 1
McCaw 12 (8+4) 3 (0+3)
Thrush* 10 0
Retallick 10 (2+8) 0
C Smith 8 (3+5)0
Coles 7 (5+2) 2 (2+0)
O Franks 7 (7+0) 0
Crockett 6 (4+2) 3 (3+0)
Read 6 (1+5) 1 (0+1)
Nonu 6 (1+5) 1 (0+1)
Mealamu* 5 1
Messam 4 (4+0) 2 (2+0)
B Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Moody* 3 1
B Franks* 3 0
Whitelock 3 0
Barrett 2 (2+0) 0
Dagg 2 (2+0) 0
Perenara* 1 0
Slade* 1 0
Savea 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 114 16

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 2
O Franks 2
Crockett 1
Read 1
C Smith 1
B Smith 1
Thrush* 1
  TOTAL 9

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 7
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 13 15

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 8 8
Retallick 3 3
Messam 2 2
Thrush 0 1

Argentina Line-outs Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 9 10
TOTAL 15 16

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 4 6
TOTAL 7 9

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