16 Jun

GAME STATS: All Blacks v England, Auckland, June 14 2008
by Tracey Nelson
16 Jun 2008

The usual analysis of the All Blacks game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. (NB. Daniel Carter brought up 700 test points with his try in this game, and overtook Andrew Mehrtens as New Zealand’s top points scorer against England).

Please note Completed Tackles means that player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. snuffing out the movement), 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 call a slipped tackle a tackle, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’re nailing the ball carrier or you’ve stuffed it up!

Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each total. An asterisk denotes a player that came on as a substitute.

Team: Muliaina, Tuitavake, Smith, Sivivatu, Nonu, Carter, Ellis, Kaino, McCaw (c), So’oialo, Williams, Thorn, Somerville, Hore, Tialata
Reserves: MacDonald, Donald, Cowan, Lauaki, Boric, Schwalger, Mealamu

Points Scored NZ ENG
Tries 4 2
Conversions 4 2
Penalties 3 2
Total 37 20

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 6 4
ENG 14 1
Total 20 5

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackle Somerville(x2), Ellis, Lauaki 4
Ruck Somerville, McCaw 2
Total   6

England Penalty Offences
Tackle 8
Ruck 5
Lineout 1
Total 8
Yellow cards 2

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 12
Forward pass 1
Spilled 1
Intercepted pass 1
Missing touch from penalty 1
In the tackle 1
At the ruck 2
Total 19

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 26 14+12
Somerville 22 14+8
Hore 19 18+1
So’oialo 19 12+7
Williams 17 12+5
Thorn 15 12+3
Kaino 14 11+3
Boric* 13  
Tialata 13 11+2
Smith 11 4+7
Sivivatu 9 5+4
Nonu 8 4+4
Lauaki* 7  
Mealamu* 6  
Ellis 5 4+1
Tuitavake 5 3+2
MacDonal* 3  
Muliaina 3 2+1
Carter 2 0+2
Cowan* 1  

Ball Carries
McCaw 6
Thorn 4
Williams 4
Hore 4
Kainio 3
So’oialo 2
Lauaki* 2
Somerville 2
Tialata 2
Mealamu* 1
Total 30

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 11 (4+7) 3 (0+3)
Mealamu* 10 0
Carter 9 (4+5) 1 (1+0)
Nonu 8 (3+5) 1 (1+0)
So’oialo 8 (3+5) 0
Lauaki* 7 2
Boric* 6 0
Smith 6 (1+5) 3 (1+2)
Tialata 6 (2+4) 1 (0+1)
Somerville 6 (1+5) 3 (1+2)
Tuitavake 4 (2+2) 2 (1+1)
Williams 4 (3+1) 1 (0+1)
Cowan* 3 1
Donald* 3 0
Kaino 3 (3+0) 0
MacDonald* 2 0
Thorn 2 (2+0) 0
Ellis 2 (0+2) 0
Hore 1 (1+0) 1 (1+0)
Sivivatu 1 (1+1) 1 (1+0)
Total 102 20

Missed and Slipped Tackles
So’oialo 2
Mealamu* 2
Williams 1
Carter 1
Nonu 1
Cowan* 1
Total 8

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 8
Second half 8 12
Total 14 20

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Williams 4 6
Kaino 3 3
So’oialo 2 2
Thorn 1 4
McCaw 0 1
Quick throws 4 4

England Line-outs Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 4 4
Total 5 5

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 4 5
Total 6 7
Tightheads conceded   1

England Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 5 5
Total 8 8

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