13 Sep

All Blacks v Springboks, Wellington
by Tracey Nelson
13 Sep 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: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Jeremy Thrush, Steven Luatua, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Joe Moody, Sam Tuipulotu, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Cory Jane

Points Scored NZ SA
Tries 1 1
Conversions 0 1
Penalties 3/4 0/1
Drop goals 0 1/1
TOTAL 14 10

Kicks from hand Own 22 Rest of field
NZ 4 23
SA 9 15
TOTAL 13 38

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 9 1
SA 10 0
TOTAL 19 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Thrush, C Smith, B smith, Read 4
Ruck entry O Franks 1
Offside A Smith 1
Maul Read, Mealamu 2
Scrum Front row collapsing 1
TOTAL   9

SA Penalty Offences
Tackler 5
Ruck sealing off 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck entry 1
Scrum 2
TOTAL 10

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons A Smith(2), Read, Luatua, Savea(2), Crockett, Coles, Thrush, Jane 10
Spilled Barrett 1
Ruck - 4
Tackle Savea, Thrush, C Smith, B Smith, Read, B Franks 6
Lineout   3
Scrum   1
Maul   1
Miss touch from penalty Cruden 1
TOTAL   26

Turnovers Conceded by SA
Knock-ons 12
Pass to ground 1
Forward pass 2
Ruck 1
Tackle 2
Lineout 4
Scrum 2
TOTAL 24

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

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 38 22+16
Retallick 24 13+11
Read 23 17+6
Crockett 22 16+6
Thrush 22 11+11
O Franks 21 17+4
Luatua 11 10+11
Coles 11 7+4
Cane* 8  
Nonu 8  
Dagg 7 1+6
B Smith 6 4+2
Savea 6 4+2
Moody* 5
Jane* 5  
B Franks* 4  
Cruden 4 3+1

Forward ball carries No of carries
Read 10
McCaw 8
Thrush 8
Crocket 7
Coles 6
Retallick 6
Luatua 4
B Franks* 3
MOody* 2
O Franks 2
Cane* 1
TOTAL 57

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 11 (7+4) 0
Read 8 (4+4) 2 (1+1)
Thrush 8 (5+3) 0
Cane* 5 0
Retallick 5 (1+4) 1 (0+1)
Luatua 4 (4+0) 1 (1+0)
Barrett* 4 0
Crockett 4 (2+2) 0
O Franks 4 (3+1) 0
Coles 3 (3+0) 0
A Smith 3 (1+2) 0
B Smith 3 (1+2) 0
B Franks* 2 0
Mealamu* 2 0
Cruden 2 (2+0) 0
Dagg 2 (1+0) 0
Moody* 1 1
Jane* 1 0
Nonu 1 1
Savea 1 (0+1) 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 75 6

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 1
Cruden 1
Savea 1
B Smith 1
Cane* 1
  TOTAL 5

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 8
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 10 13

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Luatua 2 3
Retallick 1 1
Thrush 1 1
McCaw 1 1
Quick throw 1 1

SA Line-outs Won From
First half 8 9
Second half 5 8
TOTAL 13 17

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 7 8

SA Scrums Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 7
TOTAL 9 11

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