22 Nov

Wales v All Blacks, Cardiff
by Tracey Nelson
22 Nov 2014

McCawA momentous game with Richie McCaw becoming the first international player to captain his side in 100 test matches. 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, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Charles Piuatau, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Joe Moody, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipolotu, Liam Messam, TJ Perenara, Colin Slade, Ryan Crotty

Points scored NZ Wales
Tries 5 3
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 1/2 3/3
TOTAL 34 16

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Barrett 1/2 1/2
Slade* 0 2/3
Halfpenny 3/3 1/1

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 9 1
Wales 8 0
TOTAL 17 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Retallick, A Smith 2
Tackler Whitelock, Barrett 2
Ruck off feet McCaw, Read 2
Ruck hands McCaw 1
Ruck offside A Smith 1
Scrum Crocket 1
TOTAL 9

Wales Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 2
Ruck entry 1
Offside 1
Scrum 3
TOTAL 8

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Williams(2), Piutau, A smith, Crockett, Slade*, Kaino, Moody*, Faumuina*, Mealamu* 9
Spilled Williams 1
Pass to opposition Barrett 1
Forward pass Kaino 1
Tackle Retallick, A Smith, Williams 3
Ruck 2
Maul 1
Lineout 1
Kick out on full  Barrett, C Smith, Slade* 3
Accidental offside  Whitelock 1
TOTAL 24

Turnovers Conceded by Wales
Knock-ons 9
Pass to opposition 1
Forward pass 1
Tackle 3
Ruck 2
Scrum 3
TOTAL 24

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Crockett, C Smith 3
Ruck McCaw, Read, Retallick 3
TOTAL 6

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 43 27+16
Whitelock 30 19+11
Retallick 23 18+5
Read 20 11+9
Crockett 17 0
O Franks 17 13+4
Kaino 15 8+7
Moody* 13 0
Coles 12 4+8
C Smith 10 8+2
Williams 10 8+2
Mealamu* 9 0
B smith 9 6+3
Faumuina* 8 0
Tuipolotu* 5 0
Messam* 4 0
Barrett 4 1+3
Piatau 4 2+2
A Smith 2
Savea 2 1+1
Slade* 1 0

Forward ball carries Carries
MCaw 10
Retallick 10
Read 7
Crockett 3
O Franks 3
Kaino 3
Coles 2
Whitelock 2
Messam 2
TOTAL 42

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Retallick 12 (7+5) 0
Read 10 (4+6) 0
McCaw 8 (5+3) 2 (2+0)
Williams 7 (6+1 4 (2+2)
Whitelock 7 (4+3) 2 (0+2)
Barrett 6 (4+2) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 6 0
A Smith 5 (2+3) 3 (1+2)
Moody* 4 2
Kaino 4 (2+2) 1 (0+1)
Faumuina* 3 1
Tuipolotu* 3 0
O Franks 3 (3+0) 3 (2+1)
C Smith 3 (1+2) 1 (0+1)
Coles 2 (2+0) 1 (0+1)
Mealamau* 2 0
Piutau 2 (1+1) 1 (1+0)
B Smith 2 (0+2) 0
Crotty* 1 0
Savea 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 91 22

Missed and Slipped Tackles
O Franks 2
Kaino 2
Whitelock 1
Read 1
Barrett 1
Williams 1
C Smith 1
Piutau 1
Faumuina* 1
TOTAL 11

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 5
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 6 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Retallick 2 2
Whitelock 0 1

Wales Line-outs Won From
First half 7 9
Second half 4 8
TOTAL 11 17

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

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

15 Nov

Scotland v All Blacks, Edinburgh
by Tracey Nelson
15 Nov 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: Joe Moody, James Parsons, Charlie Faumuina, Jeremy Thrush, Dominic Bird, Sam Cane, Richie McCaw (c) Victor Vito,TJ Perenara, Dan Carter, Charles Piutau, Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Colin Slade, Ben Smith
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Liam Messam, Augustine Pulu, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea

Points Scored NZ Scotland
Tries 2 1
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 4/5 3/4
TOTAL 24 16

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 7 0
Scotland 9 1
TOTAL 16 1

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 3/4 0/1
Slade* 1/1 1/1
Laidlaw (Scot) 3/4 1/1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Cane 1
Ruck off feet Cane, Crockett* 2
Ruck entry Thrush 1
Offside Fekitoa, Crockett* 2
Scrum Faumuina 1
TOTAL   7

Scotland Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Offside 5
Scrum 2
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Bird(3), Parsons, Carter, Vito, McCaw, Perenara, B Smith 9
Pass to opposition McCaw 1
Forward pass Romano* 1
Tackle Savea, B Smith, Cane 3
Ruck   2
Maul   1
Lineout   4
TOTAL   20

Turnovers Conceded by Scotland
Knock-ons 6
Spilled ball 3
Forward pass 1
Pass to opposition 1
Tackle 4
Ruck 1
Maul 2
Scrum 3
TOTAL 21

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Carter, McCaw, Parsons, Cane 4
TOTAL   4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 42 19+23
McCaw 31 13+18
Thrush 22 11+11
Moody 17 10+7
Crotty 17 6+11
Faumuina 15 12+3
Fekitoa 15 11+4
Parsons 12 10+2
Romano* 11  
Bird 11 8+3
Piutau 10 5+5
Crockett* 10  
B Franks* 9  
Coles* 8  
Slade 7 4+3
B Smith 7 5+2
Vito 6  
Carter 6 6+0
Perenara 5 1+4
Messam* 4  
Williams 3  

Forward ball carries Number of carries
Bird 11
MCaw 10
Thrush 7
Cane 7
Faumuina 7
Parsons 5
Coles* 3
Messam* 3
Moody 3
Crockett* 2
Vito 2
Romano* 1
B Franks* 1
TOTAL 62

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Thrush 9 (2+7) 3 (0+3)
McCaw 9 (4+5) 2 (1+1)
Messam* 7 (1+6) 1 (0+1)
Romano* 6 1
Cane 6 (3+3) 1 (0+1)
Coles* 6 0
Bird 6 (5+1) 0
Crockett* 6 0
Moody 6 (5+1) 0
Williams* 5 2
Faumuina 5 (4+1) 0
Carter 5 (3+2) 0
B Franks* 4 1
Perenara 4 (2+2) 0
Vito 4 0
Slade 4 (1+3) 0
Savea* 3 0
Fekitoa 3 (1+2) 0
Crotty 2 (2+0) 1 (1+0)
B Smith 2 (2+0) 0
Pulu* 1 0
Piutau 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 98 12

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 2
Moody 1
Parsons 1
Faumuina 1
Crotty 1
Fekitoa 1
Coles* 1
Romano* 1
Williams* 1
TOTAL 10

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 8
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 9 13

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Messam 4 4
Thrush 1 2
Vito 1 2
McCaw 1 3
Quick throw 1 1
No footage 0 1

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

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

Scotland Scrums Won From
First half 1 4
Second half 2 3
TOTAL 3 7

8 Nov

England v All Blacks, London
by Tracey Nelson
8 Nov 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, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipolotu, Liam Messam, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Ryan Crotty

Points Scored NZ England
Tries 3 2
Conversions 0 1
Penalties 3/5 3/3
TOTAL 24 21

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Cruden 2/3 0/2
Barrett* 1/2 0/1
Farrell (Eng) 3/3 1/2

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 13 0
England 11 0
TOTAL 24 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Ruck going off feet McCaw, Coles, B Franks 3
Ruck not supporting weight Read 1
Offside from knock on Retallick 1
Offside general Team 1
Maul Read, Tuipolotu 2
Not giving ball at penalty Retallick 1
Scrum Front row(2), Wheeling 3
Foul play Coles YC 1
TOTAL   13

England Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 3
Ruck going off feet 2
Ruck entry 1
Offisde 2
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-on A Smith, Kaino(2), Coles, Whitelock(2), McCaw, Tuipolotu, Savea, Perenara 10
Spilled Crockett 1
Forward pass Williams 1
Ruck   1
Tackle Savea 1
Lineout   3
TOTAL   17

Turnovers Conceded by England
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 5
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 12

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Williams, McCaw(2) 3
TOTAL   3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 44 23+21
Whitelock 27 11+16
Crockett 17 10+7
O Franks 16 14+2
Read 15 7+8
Dagg 13 5+8
Mealamu* 12  
B Smith 12 8+4
Faumuina* 10  
Williams 10 7+3
Crotty* 9  
B Franks* 8  
C Smith 8 6+2
Kainot 8 3+5
Retallick 8  
Tuipolotu* 7  
Savea 7 3+4
Messam* 6  
Cruden 6 6+0
Coles 5 3+2
A Smith 2 0+2
Barrett* 1  

Forward ball carries No of carries
Read 13
McCaw 7
Kaino 7
Whitelock 7
Tuipolotu* 6
Faumuina* 3
O Franks 2
Retallick 2
Coles 1
Messam* 1
Mealamu* 1
TOTAL 50

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
C Smith 12 (11+2) 0
McCaw 11 (6+5) 4 (2+2)
Whitelock 11 (7+4) 1 (1+0)
O Franks 10 (7+3) 1 (1+0)
Williams 8 (5+3) 2 (1+1)
Kaino 8 (7+1) 1 (0+1)
Crockett 7 (5+2) 1 (1+0)
Read 7 (4+3) 1 (0+1)
Savea 7(3+4) 1 (1+0)
Cruden 5 (4+1) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 4 (3+1) 0
Crotty* 3 2
B Smith 3 (1+2) 2 (1+1)
Coles 3 (2+1) 0
Dagg 3 (2+1) 0
Tuipolotu* 2 1
Retallick 2 0
Mealamu* 1 0
B Franks* 1 0
Faumuina* 1 0
TOTAL 109 18

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 2
Dagg 2
Retallick 1
A Smith 1
C Smith 1
B Smith 1
Tuipolotu 1
TOTAL 9

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 7
Second half 5 7
TOTAL 11 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 5
Kaino 1 3
Retallick 1 1
Whitelock 1 1
Tuipolotu 1 1
Messam 1 1
Quick throw 1 1
No camera view 1 1

England Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 7 7
TOTAL 11 11

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

England Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 5 5

1 Nov

USA v All Blacks, Chicago
by Tracey Nelson
1 Nov 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: Joe Moody, Nathan Harris, Charlie Faumuina, Jeremy Thrush, Patrick Tuipolotu, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Charles Piutau, Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Augustine Pulu, Daniel Carter, Julian Savea

Points Scored NZ USA
Tries 12 0
Conversions 7 0
Penalties 0/0 2/2
TOTAL 74 6

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 8 0
USA 11 0
TOTAL 19 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Moody, Vito, Crotty 3
Ruck off feet Perenara, Pulu 2
Offside from knock on Cane 1
Obstruction B Franks, Messam 2
TOTAL   8

USA Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 3
Maul 1
Scrum 4
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Jane, Mealamu, Perenara, Dagg, Thrush, Vito, Faumuina 7
Spilled Vito, Crotty, Savea 3
Forward pass Savea, Williams, Carter 3
Tackle Tuipolotu 1
Lineout Overthrown (Mealamu) 1
TOTAL   15

Turnovers Conceded by USA
Knock-ons 4
Tackle 5
Lineout 2
Scrum 4
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 16

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Mealamu, Vito, Crotty, Carter 4
TOTAL   4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 21 5+16
Thrush 16 6+10
Moody 12 9+3
Mealamu* 12 5+7
Faumuina 12 7+5
Vito 12 6+6
Tuipolotu 11 5+6
Read 10 8+2
Messam* 6  
B Franks* 6  
Piutau 6 3+3
Perenara 6 2+4
Crotty 5 1+4
Dagg 5 3+2
Carter* 4  
Williams 4 0+4
Savea* 3 0+3
Jane 3  
Cruden 2 2+0
Harris 2  
O Franks* 1

Forward ball carries Number of carries
Vito 9
Mealamu* 7
Tuipoltu 7
Cane 6
Thrush 6
Faumiuna 4
Read 4
Moody 2
Harris 1
B Franks* 1
TOTAL 47

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 16 (11+5) 3 (3+0)
Read 14 (12+2) 1 (0+1)
Vito 13 (7+6) 2 (2+0)
Crotty 13 (9+4) 1 (1+0)
Tuipolotu 12 (11+1) 3 (3+0)
Thrush 9 (9+0) 3 (3+0)
Moody 9 (9+0) 2 (2+0)
Piutau 9 (6+3) 1 (0+1)
Faumuina 8 (7+1) 0
Mealamu* 6 (6+0) 0
Cruden 6 (5+1) 0
Williams 4 (4+0) 2 (1+1)
Perenara 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Dagg 3 (1+2) 0
Pulu* 2 0
B Franks* 1 0
Carter* 1 0
Messam* 1 0
Retallick* 1 0
Jane 1 0
Harris 1 0
TOTAL 123 19

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Williams 2
Faumiuna 1
Cane 1
Perenara 1
Mealamu* 1
O Franks* 1
TOTAL 7

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 7
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 11 12

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 5
Thrush 2 2
Vito 2 2
Tuipolotu 1 1
Quick throw 1 1

USA Line-outs Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 3 5
TOTAL 12 13

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 5 5

USA Scrums Won From
First half 0 1
Second half 3 6
TOTAL 3 7