24 Jun

Game Stats: All Blacks v Ireland, Hamilton, 23 June 2012
by Tracey Nelson
24 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, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Hosea Gear, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealmau, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Adam Whitelock, Piri Weepu, Beauden Barrett, Tamati Ellison

Subs: Barrett for Cruden at 24 min, Mealamu for Hore at 40 min, Retallick for Whitelock at 57 min, Weepu for A Smith and Ellison for C Smith at 61 min, Thomson for Cane at 70 min, and B Franks for Woodcock at 75 min.

Points Scored NZ Ireland
Tries 9 0  
Conversions 6 0
Penalties 1 0
TOTAL 60 0

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 7 0
Ireland 8 0
TOTAL 15 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Romano 1
Tackler not releasing O Franks 1
Ruck hands McCaw 1
Ruck leaving feet McCaw 1
Ruck offside A Smith 1
Obstruction Cane 1
Scrum O Franks 1
TOTAL   7

Ireland Penalty Offences
Tackler 2
Tackled player 1
Ruck leaving feet 1
Ruck hands 1
Ruck offside 1
Lineout 1
Obstruction 1
TOTAL 8

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons A Smith(2), McCaw(2), Cane, Dagg, Messam, C Smith, Romano, B Smith 10
Spilled ball Cane 1
Pass to opp Retallick 1
Fwd pass McCaw 1
Tackle 2
Ruck 1
Maul 1
TOTAL   17

Turnovers Conceded by Ireland
Knock-ons 8
Spilled ball 1
Tackle 4
Ruck 4
Lineout 2
Scrum 1
TOTAL 20

Clean Linebreaks
SB Williams 2
Messam 2
Cane 1
Gear 1
B Smith 1
Thomson 1
TOTAL 8

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
McCaw 31 19+12
Cane 24 12+12
O Franks 21 9+12
Romano 19 14+5
Woodcock 19 11+8
Messam 18 11+7
Retallick* 11  
Hore 11  
Whitelock 11 8+3
B Smith 11 5+6
Mealamu* 10
SB Williams 9 5+4
C Smith 7 6+1
Dagg 7 4+3
Thomson* 4  
Gear 4 3+1
B Franks* 3
Barrett 3 0+3
Crudn 2  
Ellison* 2  
Weepu* 2  

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Romano 9 42
McCaw 9 30
SB Williams 8 85
Messam 6 39
Cane 6 35
Whitelock 4 10
O Franks 4 8
Hore 3 8
Mealamu* 2 14
Woodcock 2 12
Thomson 1 12
B Franks 1 3

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
Cane 16 (11+5) 2 (0+2)
McCaw 15 (6+9) 11 (6+5)
Messam 13 (5+8) 4 (3+1)
Whitelock 9 (5+4) 6 (5+1)
C Smith 9 (5+4) 0
Romano 8 (4+4) 8 (3+1)
Barrett* 7 (4+3) 0
O Franks 7 (5+2) 6 (2+4)
Thomson* 6 0
A Smith 6 (5+1) 0
SB Williams 6 (2+4) 1 (1+0)
Woodcock 6 (4+2) 0
Retallick* 5 0
Hore 4 3
Ellison* 4 0
B Smith 4 (1+3) 0
Cruden 3 0
Dagg 3 (2+1) 0
Gear 2 (0+2) 1 (0+1)
B Franks* 1 3
Weepu* 0 1
TOTAL 134 42

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
Cane 2
Woodcock 1
Hore 1
Cruden 1
SB Wiliams 1
B Franks 1
Retallick 1
TOTAL 8

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 9 9
TOTAL 14 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Romano 4 4
McCaw 4 4
Whitelock 3 3
Messam 2 2
Retallick 1 1
TOTAL 14 14

Ireland Line-outs Won From
First half 6 7
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 13 15

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 3 3

Ireland Scrums Won From
First half 5 6
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 7 8

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