24 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v South Africa, Semi Final, London, 24 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
24 Oct 2015

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 the 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: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor vito, Sam Cane, Tawere Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ South Africa
Tries 2 0
Conversions 2 0
Penalties 1/2 6/6
Drop Goals 1/1 0/0
TOTAL 20 18

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Carter 1/2 2/2 1/1
Pollard 5/5 0 0/0
Lambie 1/1 0/0 0/0

Restarts won NZ South Africa
Own kick-off 0/6 0/7
Opposition kick-off 4/7 6/6
TOTAL 4 6

Kicks in play NZ South Africa
Own 22 6 11
Rest of field 29 15
TOTAL 35 26

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 12 0
South Africa 7 0
TOTAL 18 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Read(2), Moody 3
Offside general play Nonu 1
Ruck entry Kaino(YC), C Smith 2
Ruck offside Faumuina* 1
Maul entry Read(2) 2
Scrum O Franks, Front row 2
Lineout offside McCaw 1
TOTAL 12

South Africa Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 2
Ruck offside 1
Ruck sealing off 1
Ruck taking half back 1 (YC)
Tackle off ball 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Carter, Read(2), Savea, Retallick, Cane(2), A Smith 8
Spilled ball McCaw 1
Tackle O Franks, Nonu, Retallick 3
Maul 1
Scrum O Franks penalty 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by South Africa
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 1
Pass 1
Ruck 2
Lineout 5
TOTAL 15

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, McCaw, Carter 3
Ruck 2
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 50 27+23
Whitelock 42 23+19
O Franks 34 25+9
Read 27 17+10
Retallick 26 16+10
Moody 23 13+10
Cane* 9
Kaino 9 6+3
Coles 9 6+3
C Smith 8 4+4
Nonu 7 6+1
B Smith 7 6+1
Milner-Skudder 6 4+2
B Franks* 5
Mealamu* 4
Barrett* 3
Carter 3 3+0
Williams* 2
Savea 1 1+0

Forward ball carries Carries
Retallick 10
Kaino 8
McCaw 7
Moody 5
Read 5
O Franks 4
Whitelock 2
Faumuina* 2
Cane* 1
O Franks* 1
TOTAL 45

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Kaino 9 (6+3) 0
Read 8 (4+4) 3 (1+2)
Coles 8 (4+4) 1 (0+1)
Whitelock 7 (2+5) 0
McCaw 6 (1+5) 4 (1+3)
A Smith 6 (2+4) 0
Carter 6 (3+3) 0
B Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Faumuina* 3 0
Mealamu* 3 0
Retallick 3 (0+3) 4 (0+4)
Moody 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
O Franks 2 (1+1) 3 (3+0)
B Franks* 2 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 4 (4+0)
Williams* 1 1
Nonu 1 (1+0) 0
Milner-Skudder 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 74 21

Missed and Slipped Tackles
B Smith 1
TOTAL 1

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

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 3
Whitelock 2 2
Kaino 2 2
McCaw 1 1
Carter 1 Overthrow

South Africa Line-outs Won From
First half 7 11
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 12 17

Lineout steals by Read, Retallick, Kaino and Whitelock, plus one overthrow.

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 4 5

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

18 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v France, Quarter Final, Cardiff, 17 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
18 Oct 2015

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 the 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: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Joe Moody, Charlie Faumuina, Victor vito, Sam Cane, Tawere Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ France
Tries 9 1
Conversions 7 1
Penalties 1/1 2/3
TOTAL 62 13

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 1/1 7/9
Spedding 1/1 0
Para 1/2 1/1

Restarts won NZ France
Own kick-off 4/5 1/13
Opposition kick-off 10/13 1/5
TOTAL 14 1

Kicks in play NZ France
Own 22 10 6
Rest of field 16 9
TOTAL 26 15

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 8 1
France 5 0
TOTAL 13 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Whitelock 1
Ruck offside Kaino, ? 2
Ruck off feet Crockett 1
Ruck not supporting weight Faumuina* 1
Ruck hands Retallick 1
Scrum early movement 1
Obstruction Nonu 1
TOTAL 8

France Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Ruck not supporting weight 2
Scrum offside 1
Foul play (punch) 1 (YC)
TOTAL 5

1TOTAL 12

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Nonu(3), Crockett, Read, Whitelock, COles 7
Uncontrolled ball B Smith 1
Tackle Read, McCaw, Mealamu 3
Lineout 1
TOTAL 12

Turnovers Conceded by France
Knock-ons 1
Tackle 1
Pass 1
Tackle 4
Ruck 1
Lineout 6
Maul 2
TOTAL 16

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle McCaw, Coles, Cane(2) 4
Ruck McCaw, counter 2
Maul Whitelock, McCaw 2
TOTAL 8

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 30 19+11
Whitelock 29 13+16
Retallick 28 18+10
O Franks 23 17+6
Read 18 15+3
Crockett 17
Kaino 17
C Smith 9 7+2
Moody* 7 2+5
Nonu 7 5+2
Mealamu* 5
Faumuina* 5
B Smith 5 5+0
Carter 5 3+2
Coles 5 3+2
Cane* 3
Barrett* 3
Kerr-Barlow* 3
Williams* 1
Vito* 1
A Smith 1 1+0
Milner-Skudder 1 1+0
Savea 1 0+1

Forward ball carries Carries
Kaino 7
Whitelock 7
McCaw 5
Retallick 4
Read 4
Coles 3
O Franks 3
Moody* 2
Mealamu* 2
Cane* 2
Vito* 1
Faumuina* 1
Crockett 1
TOTAL 39

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 10 (7+3) 2 (2+0)
Whitelock 10 (3+7) 1 (1+0)
Nonu 10 (7+3) 0
Retallick 9 (5+4) 0
Moody* 8 (4+4) 1 (0+1)
Read 8 (5+3) 2 (1+1)
Kaino 7 (3+4) 4 (4+0)
Coles 7 (4+3) 1 (0+1)
C Smith 6 (5+1) 3 (2+1)
Faumuina* 6 0
O Franks 5 (4+1) 2 (2+0)
Savea 4 (3+1) 0
B Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Vito* 3 1
Cane* 3 0
Carter 3 (1+2) 1 (1+0)
Williams* 2 0
Barrett* 2 0
Crockett 2 0
A Smith 2 (0+2) 0
Milner-Skudder 2 (0+2) 0
Kerr-Barlow 1 0
TOTAL 114 18

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 3
Kaino 3
Whitelock 2
Read 2
C Smith 2
Savea 2
Nonu 1
Moody* 1
B Smith 1
Cane* 1
Carter 1
Crockett 1
Kerr-Barlow 1
TOTAL 21

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 9 10

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 4
Whitelock 2 2
Quick throw in 2 2
Retallick 1 1
Kaino 1 1

France Line-outs Won From
First half 1 3
Second half 7 11
TOTAL 8 14

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 3 3

France Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 4 4

10 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v Tonga, St James’ Park, 9 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
10 Oct 2015

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 the 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, Dane Coles, O Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Waisake Naholo, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ Tonga
Tries 7 0
Conversions 6 0
Penalties 0/0 3/3
TOTAL 47 9

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 0/0 5/6
Morath 3/3 0/0

Restarts won NZ Tonga
Own kick-off 1/5 0/7
Opposition kick-off 6/7 4/5
TOTAL 7/12 4/12

Kicks in play NZ Tonga
Own 22 5 6
Rest of field 9 11
TOTAL 14 17

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 13 0
Tonga 7 0
TOTAL 20 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Woodcock 1
Tackler Woodcock, B Smith(YC), Messam, Romano 4
Ruck hands Romano 1
Ruck other Cane 1
Lineout Read 1
Maul Read 1
Scrum Woodcock(2), O Franks, Front Row 4
TOTAL 13

Tonga Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler 2 (1 YC)
Ruck offside 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck not supporting weight 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons B Smith, C Smith(2), Kaino(2), Naholo, Read, Crockett 8
Pass Carter, Nonu 2
Forward pass Milner-Skudder 1
Tackle Woodcock, Coles, Cane, B Smith, Barrett 5
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
Kick out on full Nonu 1
TOTAL 20

Turnovers Conceded by Tonga
Knock-ons 5
Forward pass 1
Spilled 1
Tackle 5
Lineout 3
Maul 1
Kick out on full 1
TOTAL 17

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Retallick, Nonu, Whitelock 4
Ruck 1
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 25 20+5
Whitelock 18 10+8
Crockett* 15
Romano 15 10+5
O Franks 14 10+4
Read 14 12+2
Kaino 13 7+6
Coles 12 9+3
Retallick* 11
Woodcock 9 7+2
C Smith 9 8+1
Carter 9 4+5
B Franks* 8
Nonu 7 5+2
Milner-Skudder 6 6+0
B Smith 4 0+4
A Smith 4 0+4
Mealamu* 3
Naholo 2 2+0
Messam* 1
Williams* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Cane 8
Read 7
Woodcock 5
O Franks 5
Romano 5
Kaino 5
Whitelock 4
Coles 3
Retallick* 2
Crockett* 1
Mealamu* 1
TOTAL 46

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Kaino 10 (2+8) 5 (2+3)
O Franks 10 (6+4) 5 (3+2)
Read 10 (5+5) 4 (1+3)
Romano 10 (6+4) 4 (2+2)
Cane 9 (3+6) 7 (3+4)
Carter 9 (5+4) 0
Whitelock 8 (3+5) 1 (0+1)
Retallick 7 2
Kerr-Barlow* 7 1
Woodcock 7 (7+0) 3 (3+0)
Coles 7 (4+3) 3 (2+1)
Nonu 7 (2+5) 1 (1+0)
Crockett* 6 5
Messam* 5 2
B Franks* 5 1
Williams* 4 2
A Smith 4 (2+2) 1 (0+1)
C Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Mealamu* 2 2
Naholo 1 (1+0) 0
B Smith 1 (1+0) 1 (0+1)
Milner-Skudder 1 (1+0) 1 (0+1)
TOTAL 134 51

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Cane 2
A Smith 2
Read 1
O Franks 1
Carter 1
Coles 1
Retallick* 1
Woodcock 1
Nonu 1
Williams* 1
TOTAL 12

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

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NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Whitelock 2 2
Romano 1 1
Cane 1 1

Tonga Line-outs Won From
First half 3 5
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 7 10

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

Tonga Scrums Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 10 10

3 Oct

RWC Game stats: All Blacks v Georgia, Rugby World Cup, Cardiff
by Tracey Nelson
3 Oct 2015

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 the 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: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Waisake Naholo, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Owen Franks, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara, Malakai Fekitoa

Points scored NZ Georgia
Tries 7 1
Conversions 4 1
Penalties 0/0 1/1
TOTAL 43 10

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 0/0 4/7
Malaguradze 1/1 1/1

Restarts won NZ Georgia
Own kick-off 1/2 1/1
Opposition kick-off 8/9 1/2
TOTAL 9 2

Kicks in play NZ Georgia
Own 22 5 8
Rest of field 13 16
TOTAL 18 24

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 8 0
Georgia 13 1
TOTAL 21 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Savea 1
Tackler Cane 1
Ruck offside A Smith 1
Ruck entry Kaino 1
Ruck hands Retallick 1
Scrum 3
TOTAL 8

Georgia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 1
Offside general play 1
Ruck entry 1
Ruck off feet 2
Ruck hands 2
Lineout offside 1
Scrum 3
Backchat 1
TOTAL 13

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Retallick, Kaino(2), Naholo, Read(2), Williams(2), Faumuina, Vito*(2), B Smith, Coles, Carter, Fekitoa* 15
Spilled ball Crockett 1
Pass Savea, Carter 2
Pass to opposition Cane 1
Tackle Savea 1
Ruck Naholo 1
Lineout Overthrow, Read 2
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
Kick out on full A Smith 1
TOTAL 25

Turnovers Conceded by Georgia
Knock-ons 7
Tackle 2
Spilled ball 1
Maul 2
Lineout 5
Scrum 2
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 20

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Faumuina, C Smith 2
Ruck 1 1
TOTAL 3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 31 19+12
Crockett 29 17+12
Whitelock 25 15+10
Retallick 22 12+10
Kaino 20 10+10
Read 18 8+10
Faumuina 14 10+4
Naholo 11 5+6
Coles 8 4+4
C Smith 8 3+5
Williams 8 5+3
B Smith 6 3+3
Carter 6 3+3
Cane* 5
Woodcock* 4
Fekitoa* 5
Mealamau* 3
Savea 3 2+1
Vito* 2
O Franks* 1
A Smith 1 0+1

Forward ball carries Carries
Read 9
Faumuina 8
Coles 5
Whitelock 5
Cane* 4
Crockett 4
Retallick 4
McCaw 4
Kaino 3
Mealamu 1
TOTAL 47

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 7 (5+2) 0
Kaino 6 (3+3) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 5 (5+0) 1 (1+0)
Cane* 5 0
Whitelock 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Coles 4 (0+4) 0
Retallick 4 (2+2) 0
Read 4 (3+1) 0
O Franks 3 0
Carter 3 (2+1) 0
C Smith 3 (2+1) 0
Woodcock* 2 0
Faumuina 2 (1+1) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 2 (0+2) 0
Williams 1 (1+0) 0
Savea 1 (1+0) 0
Fekitoa 0 1
TOTAL 56 5

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Kaino 1
Whitelock 1
O Franks* 1
TOTAL 3

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 8 9
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 12 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 6
Whitelock 5 5
Quick throws 2 2
Overthrown 1

Georgia Line-outs Won From
First half 4 6
Second half 6 9
TOTAL 10 15

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

Georgia Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 4 6
TOTAL 10 15