26 Jul

Match Stats: Springboks v All Blacks, Ellis Park, 25 July 2015
by Tracey Nelson
26 Jul 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, Owen Franks, James Broadhurst, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Lima Sopoaga, Charles Piutau, Ma’a Nonu,Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Cody Taylor, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Sam Whitelock, Victor Vito, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa

Points scored NZ Springboks
Tries 3 2
Conversions 3 2
Penalties 2/4 2/3
TOTAL 27 20

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Sopoaga 2/4 3/3
Pollard 2/3 2/2

Restarts won NZ Springboks
Own kick-off 1 2
Opposition kick-off 4 6
TOTAL 5 8

Kicks in play NZ Springboks
Own 22 7 4
Rest of field 10 16
TOTAL 17 20

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 13 0
Springboks 9 2
TOTAL 22 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Nonu 1
Tackler Woodcock, Retallick, McCaw(2), Whitelock* 5
Ruck shoulder B Franks* 1
Ruck off-side Read 1
Offside general play Messam 1
Collapsing maul Whitelock* 1
Scrum Front row, O Franks 2
Offside from kick Nonu 1
TOTAL 13

Springboks Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler 2
Ruck going off feet 1
Ruck entry 1
Ruck not supporting weight 1
Ruck offside 2
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons C Smith, Dagg, Coles, Read, Vito* 5
Pass A Smith, Sopoaga, Piutau, McCaw 4
Tackle C Smith, Woodcock, Nonu, Retallick, Read 5
Ruck 1
Maul Broadhurst 1
TOTAL 16

Turnovers Conceded by Springboks
Knock-ons 10
Pass 1
Forward pass 1
Tackle (stripped) 5
Maul 1
Lineout 3
TOTAL 21

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, A Smith, Piutau 3
Ruck McCaw 1
TOTAL 4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 32 17+15
Retallick 17 9+8
O Franks 16 11+5
Woodcock 14 11+3
B Franks* 13
Whitelock* 11
Read 11 7+6
Messam 9 6+3
C Smith 8 5+3
Coles 7 6+1
Vito* 6
Taylor* 6
Nonu 6 4+2
Broadhurst 5
B Smith 5 3+2
Dagg 5 5+0
Crockett* 4
Barrett* 4
Piutau 4 2+2
Sopoaga 4 3+1
Fekitoa* 3
Perenara* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
McCaw 7
Read 7
Broadhurst 5
Retallick 5
Messam 4
Whitelock* 3
Crockett*k 3
Vito* 2
Taylor* 2
Woodcock 2
Coles 1
TOTAL 41

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Read 15 (8+7) 1 (1+0)
McCaw 13 (5+8) 5 (3+2)
Coles 13 (6+7) 3 (3+0)
Retallick 13 (5+8) 3 (3+0)
Messam 9 (7+2) 2 (1+1)
O Franks 8 (6+2) 1 (1+0)
C Smith 8 (3+5) 1 (1+0)
Sopoaga 7 (5+2) 0
Broadhurst 6 2
A Smith 5 (3+2) 1 (1+0)
Piutau 5 (5+0) 0
Crockett* 4 0
Nonu 4 (4+0) 0
Vito* 3 0
Woodcock 3 (3+0) 2 (1+1)
Dagg 3 (3+0) 0
Whitelock* 2 3
B Franks* 2 1
B Smith 2 (1+1) 2 (1+1)
B Franks* 2 1
Fekitoa* 2 0
TOTAL 98 26

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Sopoaga 5
McCaw 5
Nonu 4
A Smith 4
Fekitoa* 2
Read 2
Woodcock 1
O Franks 1
Messam 1
C Smith 1
Dagg 1
B Franks* 1
TOTAL 28

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 10 10

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 3
Messam 1 1
Retallick 1 1
McCaw 1 1
Quick throw 4 4

Springboks Line-outs Won From
First half 5 6
Second half 7 9
TOTAL 12 15

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

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

18 Jul

Match Stats: All Blacks v Argentina, Christchurch, 17 July 2015
by Tracey Nelson
18 Jul 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, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Brodie Retallick, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, TJ Perenara, Dan Carter, Charles Piutau,

Sonny Bill Williams, Ma’a Nonu,Waisake Naholo, Israel Dagg

Reserves: Cody Taylor, Wyatt Crockett, Nepo Laulala, Jeremy Thrush, Liam Messam, Andy Ellis, Colin Slade, Ryan Crotty

Points scored NZ Argentina
Tries 5 2
Conversions 4 1
Penalties 2/4 2/3
TOTAL 39 18

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 2/4 4/5
Sanchez 2/3 1/2

Restarts won NZ Argentina
Own kick-off 4 1
Opposition kick-off 5 3
TOTAL 9 4

Kicks in play NZ Argentina
Own 22 4 6
Rest of field 7 9
TOTAL 11 15

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 11 0
Argentina 9 1
TOTAL 21 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Naholo 1
Tackler McCaw, Red, Kaino, Retallick 4
Ruck entry Franks 1
Ruck hands McCaw 1
Playing ball on ground McCaw 1
Collapsing maul Retallick/Franks 1
Scrum McCaw 1
Taking player in air Read 1
TOTAL 11

Argentina Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Ruck off feet 2
Ruck offside 2
Playing ball on ground 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Naholo(3), Williams(2), Nonu, Perenara, Thrush*, McCaw, Crotty* 10
Pass Read, McCaw, Slade* 3
Scrum Through 90 deg 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by Argentina
Knock-ons 1
Spilled 1
Forward pass 1
Tackle (stripped) 1
Scrum 2
TOTAL 6

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle McCaw, Kaino, Perenara 3
TOTAL 3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 42 24+18
Retallick 26 14+12
Kaino 21 12+9
Woodcock 17 13+4
Mealamu 17 10+7
O Franks 16 14+2
Read 16 11+5
Romano 14 11+3
Piutau 10 6+4
Thrush* 7
Carter 6 4+2
Dagg 6 5+1
Taylor* 5
Crockett* 5
Perenara 3 1+2
Nonu 3 3+0
Laulala* 3
Messam* 2
Williams 2 1+1
Naholo 2 2+0
Ellis* 1
Crotty* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Read 8
Romano 7
McCaw 3
Mealamu 3
Franks 3
Retallick 3
Kaino 3
Taylor* 2
Woodcock 2
Crockett* 1
TOTAL 35

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Retallick 12 (5+7) 1 (1+0)
Read 11 (4+7) 3 (2+1)
McCaw 10 (6+4) 3 (0+3)
Williams 10 (2+8) 1 (0+1)
Romano 10 (3+7) 0
Kaino 8 (4+4) 1 (1+0)
Franks 7 (4+3) 2 (1+1)
Perenara 6 (3+3) 0
Mealamu 4 (2+2) 5 (3+2)
Woodcock 3 (2+1) 5 (2+3)
Carter 3 (1+2) 1 (1+0)
Slade* 3 0
Taylor* 2 2
Laulala* 2 0
Messam* 2 0
Piutau 2 (0+2) 0
Thrush* 1 0
Nonu 1 (1+0) 1 (0+1)
Dagg 1 (1+0)
TOTAL 98 26

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Franks 2
Naholo 2
Woockcok 1
Mealamu 1
McCaw 1
Ellis* 1
TOTAL 8

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 1 1
TOTAL 4 4

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

Argentina Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 9 9
TOTAL 13 13

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 2 3
TOTAL 6 7

Argentina Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 3 5
TOTAL 6 8

8 Jul

Match Stats: Manu Samoa v All Blacks
by Tracey Nelson
8 Jul 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, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Andy Ellis, Dan Carter, Charles Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty,George Moala, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Hika Elliot, Wyatt Crockett, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Matt Todd, Brad Weber, Colin Slade, Charlie Ngatai

Points scored NZ Manu Samoa
Tries 1 1
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 6/7 3/4
TOTAL 25 16

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 6/7 1/1
Pisi 3/4 1/31

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 12 0
Manu Samoa 9 0
TOTAL 21 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Whitelock 1
Tackler McCaw 1
Ruck off feet Whitelock 1
Ruck offside Kaino/Williams, Retallick, Williams 3
Playing ball on ground Dagg 1
Offside general play Williams, Franks, Whitelock/Franks 3
Scrum Franks 1
Obstruction Crotty 1
TOTAL 12

Manu Samoa Penalty Offences
Ruck offside 2
Offside general play 2
Offside from knock on 1
Scrum 3
Backchat 1
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Read(2), Dagg(2), Franks, Williams, Piutau, McCaw,Moala,Retallick* 10
Forward Pass Williams, Elliot 2
Tackle Williams(2), Ellis, Weber 4
Ruck 1
Kick out on full Carter 2
TOTAL 19

Turnovers Conceded by Manu Samoa
Knock-ons 11
Tackle 2
Lineout 1
Maul 1
Scrum 2
Miss touch from penalty 2
TOTAL 19

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle McCaw, Elliot 2
TOTAL 2

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 26 17+9
Mealamu 13 12+1
Woodcock 13 9+4
Franks 12 11+1
Read 11 7+4
Whitelock 10 8+2
Crotty 9 5+4
Romano 9 4+5
Kaino 7 6+1
Williams 6 3+3
Crockett* 5
Moala 5 5+0
Todd* 4
Ellis 4 3+1
Carter 4 2+2
Dagg 4 3+1
Retallick* 3
Slade* 2
Piatau 2 1+1
Weber* 1
Ngatai* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Kaino 5
Read 4
McCaw 4
Woodcock 4
Whitelock 4
Retallick* 4
Mealamu 3
Franks 2
Todd* 1
Eilliot* 1
Laulala* 1
TOTAL 42

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Romano 10 (5+5) 4 (1+3)
Read 10 (5+5) 1 (1+0)
McCaw 9 (3+6) 4 (2+2)
Crotty 9 (5+4) 0
Ellis 6 (2+4) 2 (2+0)
Mealamu 6 (1+5) 0
Piutau 6 (2+4) 0
Franks 5 (4+1) 4 (1+3)
Kaino 5 (2+3) 1 (0+1)
Todd* 5 1
Carter 4 (1+3) 4 (3+1)
Williams 4 (2+2) 2 (1+1)
Whitelock 4 (3+1) 0
Dagg 3 (3+0) 0
Elliot* 2 0
Crockett* 2 0
Laulala* 2 0
Weber* 2 0
Moala 2 (0+2) 0
Retallick* 1 2
Slade* 1 0
TOTAL 98 23

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Romano 2
McCaw 2
Carter 2
Laulala* 1
Retallick* 1
Weber* 1
TOTAL 9

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 8 8

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

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

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 9 9

Manu Samoa Scrums Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 8 10

8 Jul

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 that came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team:

Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Jerome

Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Andy Ellis, Dan Carter, Charles Sonny Bill

Williams, Ryan Crotty,George Moala, Israel Dagg

Reserves:

Hika Elliot, Wyatt Crockett, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Matt Todd, Brad

Weber, Colin Slade, Charlie Ngatai

Points scored NZ Manu Samoa
Tries 1 1
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 6/7 3/4
TOTAL 25 16

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 6/7 1/1
Pisi 3/4 1/31

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 12 0
Manu Samoa 9 0
TOTAL 21 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Whitelock 1
Tackler McCaw 1
Ruck off feet Whitelock 1
Ruck offside Kaino/Williams, Retallick, Williams 3
Playing ball on ground Dagg 1
Offside general play Williams, Franks, Whitelock/Franks 3
Scrum Franks 1
Obstruction Crotty 1
TOTAL 12

Manu Samoa Penalty Offences
Ruck offside 2
Offside general play 2
Offside from knock on 1
Scrum 3
Backchat 1
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons

Read(2), Dagg(2), Franks, Williams, Piutau, McCaw,Moala,

Retallick*

10
Forward Pass Williams, Elliot 2
Tackle Williams(2), Ellis, Weber 4
Ruck 1
Kick out on full Carter 2
TOTAL 19

Turnovers Conceded by Manu Samoa
Knock-ons 11
Tackle 2
Lineout 1
Maul 1
Scrum 2
Miss touch from penalty 2
TOTAL 19

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle McCaw, Elliot 2
TOTAL 2

Elliot*30

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 26 17+9
Mealamu 13 12+1
Woodcock 13 9+4
Read 11 7+4
Whitelock 10 8+2
Crotty 9 5+4
Romano 9 4+5
Kaino 7 6+1
Williams 6 3+3
Crockett* 5
Moala 5 5+0
Todd* 4
Ellis 4 3+1
Carter 4 2+2
Dagg 4 3+1
Retallick* 3
Slade* 2
Piatau 2 1+1
Weber* 1
Ngatai* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Kaino 5
Read 4
McCaw 4
Woodcock 4
Whitelock 4
Retallick* 4
Mealamu 3
Franks 2
Todd* 1
Eilliot* 1
Laulala* 1
TOTAL 42

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Romano 10 (5+5) 4 (1+3)
Read 10 (5+5) 1 (1+0)
McCaw 9 (3+6) 4 (2+2)
Crotty 9 (5+4) 0
Ellis 6 (2+4) 2 (2+0)
Mealamu 6 (1+5) 0
Piutau 6 (2+4) 0
Franks 5 (4+1) 4 (1+3)
Kaino 5 (2+3) 1 (0+1)
Todd* 5 1
Carter 4 (1+3) 4 (3+1)
Williams 4 (2+2) 2 (1+1)
Whitelock 4 (3+1) 0
Dagg 3 (3+0) 0
Elliot* 2 0
Crockett* 2 0
Laulala* 2 0
Weber* 2 0
Moala 2 (0+2) 0
Retallick* 1 2
Slade* 1 0
TOTAL 98 23

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Romano 2
McCaw 2
Carter 2
Laulala* 1
Retallick* 1
Weber* 1
TOTAL 9

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 8 8

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

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

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 9 9

Manu Samoa Scrums Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 8 10

12 Jan

Haka Gets a Face-lift
by Paul Waite
12 Jan 2015

As regular visitors might discern, the Haka site has undergone a bit of a revamp, and not before time I hear you say!

The ‘machinerNew Haka machineryy’ behind it all is WordPress, the excellent Open Source blogging tool, and aside from a bunch of improvements all over the shop, this also allows you to respond to articles with your own comments, if you feel moved to do so.

You can also follow us on twitter and/or facebook if you’ve into that, which will let you know when someone posts something on the site.

Apart from the face-lift, basically the site remains the same in essence – an alternative to mainstream media rugby content.

Anyway we hope you enjoy the new look.

All the bestĀ from The Haka Team

Paul Waite

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