All Blacks v Ireland: Eden Park, Auckland, 9 June 2012
by Tracey Nelson
10 Jun 2012
The usual analysis of the All Blacks’ game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, ball carries, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. Some notes on these stats follow throughout the article.
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, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Victor Vito, Richie McCaw, Victor Vito, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Zac Guildford, Israel Dagg|
|Reserves:||Hika Elliot, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Adam Whitelock, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith|
Subs: Thomson for Vito at 46 min, Ali Williams for Retallick and Ben Smith for Guildford at 53 min, Weepu for Aaron Smith at 57 min, Elliot for Hore and Ben Franks for Owen Franks at 61 min, Cruden for Savea at 64 min.
NZ points: Tries to Savea (3), Thomson, C. Smith. Conversions (4) and Penalties (3) to Carter.
Ireland points: Try to McFadden. Conversion and penalty to Sexton.
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Tackled player||Retallick, McCaw||2|
|Tackler not rolling||Whitelock||1|
|Tackler slowing ball||Retallick||1|
|Ruck entry||Read, A Williams||2|
|Ruck leaving feet/sealing||A Smith||2|
|Ruck offside||A Williams||1|
|Ireland Penalty Offences|
|Ruck leaving feet||2|
|Holding player back||2|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Knock-ons||Read (3), McCaw (2), SB Williams (2), Savea, Dagg, B Smith||10|
|Tackle||SB Williams, Retallick, McCaw, O Franks, Dagg||5|
|Turnovers Conceded by Ireland|
|Missed touch from penalty||1|
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 pointlessly on the side of a ruck isn’t included in these numbers.
|First 3 to Breakdown||Total||Per half|
|Ball carries and metres gained||No of carries||Metres|
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.
|Completed Tackles and Assists||Tackles||Assists|
|McCaw||9 (3+6)||4 (1+3)|
|Carter||9 (6+5)||2 (1+1)|
|SB Williams||8 (4+4)||2 (1+1)|
|C Smith||7 (3+4)||4 (1+3)|
|Vito||5 (4+1)||2 (2+0)|
|O Franks||5 (2+3)||0|
|Read||5 (2+3)||1 (0+1)|
|Retallick||4 (3+1)||2 (1+1)|
|Woodcock||3 (2+1)||4 (2+2)|
|Whitelock||3 (3+0)||4 (1+3)|
|Hore||2 (2+0)||1 (1+0)|
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.
|Missed and Slipped Tackles|
|NZ Line-out Jumpers||Won||From|