6 Nov

Match Stats: All Blacks v Ireland, Chicago, 5 November 2016
by Tracey Nelson
6 Nov 2016

History was made when Ireland beat the All Blacks for the first time in 111 years of contest between the two nations.

This is 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 (as per the laws, which means bringing them to ground in the hold) 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, Jerome Kaino, Sam Tuipolotu, Liam Squire, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Ryan Crotty, George Moala, Waisake Naholo, Ben Smith
Reserves: Cody Taylor, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Charlie Faumuina, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Malakai Fekitoa

Points scored NZ Ireland
Tries 4 5
Conversions 3 3
Penalties 1/1 3/4
Drop Goals 0 0
TOTAL 29 40

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Barrett 1/1 3/4 0/0
Sexton 2/2 2/3 0/0
Murray 1/1 0/1 0/0
Carbury 1/1 1/1 0/0

Restarts won NZ Ireland
Own kick-off 1/9 1/7
Opposition kick-off 8/9 6/7
TOTAL 9 7

Kicks in play NZ Ireland
Own 22 5 11
Rest of field 8 14
TOTAL 13 25

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 12 0
Ireland 4 0
TOTAL 16 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Moody(3) plus 1 YC, Squire 4
Tackled player B Barrett 1
Taking player in air Naholo 1
Ruck offside Coles 1
Ruck entry A Smith 1
Ruck off feet Read 1
Obstruction Read (2) 2
Maul Read 1
TOTAL 12

Ireland Penalty Offences
Ruck offside 1
Ruck entry 1
Tackled player 1
Tackler 1

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Naholo, Tuipolotu, J Savea, B Barrett(2), Faumuina(2) 7
Forward Pass Squire 1
Tackle B Barrett (2) 2
Lineout 4
Maul Kaino 2
TOTAL 16

Turnovers Conceded by Ireland
Knock-ons 5
Tackle 2
Lineout 3
TOTAL 10

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

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 27 16+11
Read 20 14+6
Coles 14 8+6
Moody 13 6+7
Tuipolotu 12 9+3
Franks 12 9+3
Squire 11 3+8
Fekitoa 13 6+7
S Barrett* 10
A Savea* 8
B Smith 8 7+1
Kaino 7 5+2
Moala 6 3+3
B Barrett 4 3+1
Tu’ungafasi* 3
Naholo 3 1+2
J Savea 3 1+2
Cruden* 2
Faumuina* 2
Taylor* 2
Perenara* 1
Crotty 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Squire 10
Cane 5
Kaino 5
Tuipolotu 4
Coles 4
Franks 4
Read 3
Moody 3
S Barrett* 2
Tu’ungafasi* 2
A Savea* 2
Faumuina* 1
TOTAL 44

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 14 (9+5) 1 (1+0)
Read 10 (6+4) 1 (1+0)
Kaino 9 (6+3) 3 (3+0)
Moody 9 (6+3) 1 (1+0)
Franks 8 (5+3) 2 (1+1)
Squire 8 (6+2) 2 (2+0)
Coles 8 (6+2) 1 (1+0)
B Barrett 8 (8+0) 1 (1+0)
Crotty 6 1
Perenara* 6 0
Moala 5 (5+0) 0
Naholo 5 (5+0) 0
Cruden* 4 0
Tuipolotu 4 (4+0) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 4 (4+0) 0
A Savea* 3 0
Fekitoa* 2 1
B Smith 2 (0+2) 1 (1+0)
J Savea 2 (1+1) 0
Faumuina* 1 0
TOTAL 118 16

Missed and Slipped Tackles
A Smith 2
Moala 2
Tuipolotu 1
Kaino 1
B Barrett 1
Crotty 1
J Savea 1
Naholo 1
A Savea 1
TOTAL 11

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 7
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 11 15

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 6
Squire 1 2
S Barrett 2 2
Kaino 1 1
Not shown 2 2

Ireland Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 2 4
TOTAL 9 12

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 2 2

Ireland Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 9 9