8 Jun

All Blacks v England, Auckland
by Tracey Nelson
8 Jun 2014

So who was off the pace, who missed tackles, and who gave away penalties in the opening test of 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: Tony Woodcock, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw (C), Jerome Kaino, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Cory Jane, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Victor Vito, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa

Points Scored NZ England
Tries 1 0
Conversions 0 0
Penalties Cruden 5/5 Burns 4/4, Cipriani 1/1
TOTAL 20 15

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 7 1
England 8 2
TOTAL 15 3

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Woodcock, C Smith 2
Ruck entry Mealamu 1
Scrum Wheeling 2
Obstruction Coles 1
Foul play Nonu 1
TOTAL   7

England Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck entry 1
Offside 2
Maul 1
TOTAL 8

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Dagg(2), McCaw, B Smith, Nonu, Kaino, Barrett 7
Spilled Dagg, B Smith, Cruden 3
Forward pass Cruden 1
Scrum   1
Lineout   1
TOTAL   13

Turnovers Conceded by England
Knock-ons 11
Spilled ball 1
Forward pass 1
Pass into touch 1
Tackle 2
Maul 1
TOTAL 17

Tackle turnovers won by NZ
Tackle McCaw, Mealamu 2
TOTAL   2

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 32 19+13
Whitelock 20 13+7
Retallick 17 9+8
O Franks 12 9+3
Crockett* 10  
Coles 10 7+3
Messam 10 9+1
Woodcock 9 6+3
Kaino 9 6+3
C Smith 9 5+4
Mealamu* 7  
Faumuina* 7  
Nonu 4 4+0
Dagg 4 2+2
Jane 4 3+1
B Smith 3 2+1
Vito* 2  
Barrett* 2  
Fekitoa* 2  
Cruden 2 0+2
Perenara* 1  
A Smith 1 0+1

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Kaino 6 27
McCaw 6 20
Retallick 3 53
Franks 3 8
Whitelock 2 9
Vito 2 18
Woodcock 2 6
Messam 1 6
Faumuina 1 4
Mealamu 1 2
Coles 1 1
TOTAL 28 154

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
C Smith 11 (7+4) 3 (2+1)
McCaw 10 (2+8) 5 (3+2)
Kaino 10 (5+5) 1 (1+0)
Franks 10 (9+1) 0
Messam 8 (5+3)
Nonu 6 (4+2) 1 (1+0)
Cruden 6 (4+2) 0
Retallick 5 (1+4) 2 (2+0)
Woodcock 5 (5+0) 1 (0+1)
Coles 5 (3+2) 0
Jane 4 (3+1) 0
B Smith 3 (1+3) 1 (0+1)
Dagg 3 (3+0) 0
Crockett* 3 0
Fekitoa* 2 1
Barrett* 2 0
Faumuina* 2 0
Mealamu* 2 0
Whitelock 2 (1+1) 2 (1+1)
Vito* 1 0
Perenara* 1 0
TOTAL 141 35

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 2
Kaino 2
A Smith 2
Cruden 2
Fekitoa* 2
Messam 1
Nonu 1
C Smith 1
Jane 1
B Smith 1
Faumuina* 1
TOTAL 16

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 1 1
TOTAL 8 9

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 3 4
Kaino 2 2
Retallick 1 1
Quick   1
Received free kick 1 1
TOTAL 8 9

England Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 13 13

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 6 7
TOTAL 11 12

England Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 6 6

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