8 Nov

England v All Blacks, London
by Tracey Nelson
8 Nov 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, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipolotu, Liam Messam, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Ryan Crotty

Points Scored NZ England
Tries 3 2
Conversions 0 1
Penalties 3/5 3/3
TOTAL 24 21

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Cruden 2/3 0/2
Barrett* 1/2 0/1
Farrell (Eng) 3/3 1/2

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 13 0
England 11 0
TOTAL 24 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Ruck going off feet McCaw, Coles, B Franks 3
Ruck not supporting weight Read 1
Offside from knock on Retallick 1
Offside general Team 1
Maul Read, Tuipolotu 2
Not giving ball at penalty Retallick 1
Scrum Front row(2), Wheeling 3
Foul play Coles YC 1
TOTAL   13

England Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 3
Ruck going off feet 2
Ruck entry 1
Offisde 2
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-on A Smith, Kaino(2), Coles, Whitelock(2), McCaw, Tuipolotu, Savea, Perenara 10
Spilled Crockett 1
Forward pass Williams 1
Ruck   1
Tackle Savea 1
Lineout   3
TOTAL   17

Turnovers Conceded by England
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 5
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 12

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Williams, McCaw(2) 3
TOTAL   3

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 44 23+21
Whitelock 27 11+16
Crockett 17 10+7
O Franks 16 14+2
Read 15 7+8
Dagg 13 5+8
Mealamu* 12  
B Smith 12 8+4
Faumuina* 10  
Williams 10 7+3
Crotty* 9  
B Franks* 8  
C Smith 8 6+2
Kainot 8 3+5
Retallick 8  
Tuipolotu* 7  
Savea 7 3+4
Messam* 6  
Cruden 6 6+0
Coles 5 3+2
A Smith 2 0+2
Barrett* 1  

Forward ball carries No of carries
Read 13
McCaw 7
Kaino 7
Whitelock 7
Tuipolotu* 6
Faumuina* 3
O Franks 2
Retallick 2
Coles 1
Messam* 1
Mealamu* 1
TOTAL 50

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
C Smith 12 (11+2) 0
McCaw 11 (6+5) 4 (2+2)
Whitelock 11 (7+4) 1 (1+0)
O Franks 10 (7+3) 1 (1+0)
Williams 8 (5+3) 2 (1+1)
Kaino 8 (7+1) 1 (0+1)
Crockett 7 (5+2) 1 (1+0)
Read 7 (4+3) 1 (0+1)
Savea 7(3+4) 1 (1+0)
Cruden 5 (4+1) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 4 (3+1) 0
Crotty* 3 2
B Smith 3 (1+2) 2 (1+1)
Coles 3 (2+1) 0
Dagg 3 (2+1) 0
Tuipolotu* 2 1
Retallick 2 0
Mealamu* 1 0
B Franks* 1 0
Faumuina* 1 0
TOTAL 109 18

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 2
Dagg 2
Retallick 1
A Smith 1
C Smith 1
B Smith 1
Tuipolotu 1
TOTAL 9

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 7
Second half 5 7
TOTAL 11 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 5
Kaino 1 3
Retallick 1 1
Whitelock 1 1
Tuipolotu 1 1
Messam 1 1
Quick throw 1 1
No camera view 1 1

England Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 7 7
TOTAL 11 11

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 1 1
TOTAL 2 2

England Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 5 5

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