Game Stats: All Blacks v France, New Plymouth, 22 June 2013
by Tracey Nelson
25 Jun 2013
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 who came on as a substitute. This week:
|Team:||Wyatt Crockett, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Kieran Read, Piri Weepu, Dan Carter, Rene Ranger, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg|
|Reserves:||Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Ben Franks, Stephen Luatua, Matt Todd, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Charles Piutau|
Subs: Woodcock for Crockett and Kerr-Barlow for Weepu at 42 min, Mealamu for Hore at 64 min, Luatua for Vito and 71 min, Piutau for B Smith and Todd for Cane at 73 min, Barrett for Nonu at 78 min.
|Penalties||4 from 6||2|
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Scrum||Crockett, O Franks, Front Row||3|
|Holding player back||Kerr-Barlow||1|
|France Penalty Offences|
|Ruck off feet||1|
|Offside from kick||2|
|Head butt||1 + YC|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Knock-ons||Read(3), C Smith(2), Dagg(2), Weepu, Vito, Kerr-Barlow, O Franks||12|
|Forward pass||Weepu, Nonu||2|
|Miss touch from penalty||Carter||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by France|
|Miss 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|
|Forward 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|
|Whitelock||9 (5+4)||5 (1+4)|
|Romano||8 (2+6)||7 (1+6)|
|Cane||7 (4+3)||3 (0+3)|
|Vito||7 (4+3)||3 (0+3)|
|O Franks||6 (3+3)||5 (2+3)|
|Read||5 (4+1)||3 (2+1)|
|Carter||5 (3+2)||2 (0+2)|
|C Smith||4 (2+2)||4 (2+2)|
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|