18 Jun

Game Stats: All Blacks v Ireland, Christchurch, 16 June 2012
by Tracey Nelson
18 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, Adam Thomson, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Zac Guildford, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Hika Elliot, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Sam Cane, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Sam Cane for Kieran Read at 40 min, Ben Franks for Owen Franks at 57 min, Ali Williams for Brodie Retallick and Piri Weepu for Aaron Smith at 66 min, Retallick for Thomson at 70 min, Ben Smith for Julian Savea at 73 min.

Points Scored NZ Ireland
Tries 1 1  
Conversions Carter 1 Sexton 1
Penalties Carter 4/4 Sexton 4/4
Drop goals Carter 1/3 Sexton 0  
TOTAL 22 19

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 0
Ireland 9 3
TOTAL 20 3

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player McCaw, Whitelock 2
Tackler not rolling Thomson 1
Tackler dangerous McCaw 1
Ruck hands Woodcock 1
Ruck offside O Franks, A Williams 2
Ruck leaving feet/sealing O Franks 1
Scrum releasing bind Cane 1
Scrum collapsing B Franks 1
Foul play Dagg 1
TOTAL   11

Ireland Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler not releasing 2
Ruck leaving feet 2
Ruck entry 2
Scrum 1
Lineout obstruction 1
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons McCaw (4), Savea (2), SB Williams, Dagg 8
Spilled ball Thomson 1  
Pass Dagg 1
Tackle McCaw, Whitelock 2
Ruck spill Read 1
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
TOTAL   14

Turnovers Conceded by Ireland
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 3
Scrum 2
Lineout 3
TOTAL 14

Clean Linebreaksin match
Dagg 1
C Smith 1
A Williams 1
Sexton 1
TOTAL 4

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
Hore 39 21+18
McCaw 38 22+16
Retallick 35 24+11
Thomson 32 18+14
Woodcock 32 18+14
Whitelock 28 15+13
O Franks 24 16+8
Cane* 15  
Read 11  
SB Williams 10 7+3
Guildford 10 5+5
Dagg 9 4+5
B Franks* 8  
C Smith 8 5+3
Savea 6 3+3
Carter 6 1+5
A Williams* 5  
A Smith 2 0+2
B Smith* 1  

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
McCaw 17 72
Thomson 10 45
Read 8 30
Hore 8 20
Cane* 7 21
Whitelock 7 16
SB Williams 7 51
Woodcock 6 17
B Franks 3* 15
O Franks 3 9
A Williams 2 29

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
Thomson 11 (3+8) 1 (0+1)
Cane* 7 3
McCaw 7 (1+6) 1 (0+1)
Retallick 7 (4+3+ 1 (0+1)
Whitelock 7 (3+4) 1 (1+0)
Carter 6 (1+5) 1 (0+1)
C Smith 5 (3+2 0
Woodcock 5 (2+3) 0
O Franks 4 (2+3) 3 (1+2)
Hore 4 (1+3) 2 (1+1)
SB Williams 4 (1+3) 0
A Smith 2 (2+0) 1 (0+1)
Dagg 2 (1+1) 0
Read 1 4
B Franks* 1 1
Savea 1 (1+0) 0
A Williams* 1 0
B Smith* 1 0
TOTAL 80 29

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
Woodcock 4
Hore 1
O Franks 1
SB Wiliams 1
TOTAL   8

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 9 9

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 3 3
Retallick 3 3
Read 1 1
Thomson 1 1
Williams* 1 1
TOTAL 9 9

Ireland Line-outs Won From
First half 8 10
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 13 16

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

Ireland Scrums Won From
First half 0 2
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 3 5

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