Game Stats: All Blacks v Springboks, Dunedin, 15 Sept 2012
by Tracey Nelson
16 Sep 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, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg|
|Reserves:||Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Tamati Ellison|
Subs: Aaron Smith for Weepu at 41 min, Mealamu for Hore and Retallick for Romano at 49 min, and Faumuina for Franks at 69 min.
|Penalties||3 from 5||2 from 8|
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Tackled player||C Smith, Savea, Dagg||3|
|Tackler not rolling||Romano, Read||2|
|Tackling player in air||Jane||1|
|SA Penalty Offences|
|Tackler not rolling||2|
|Ruck off feet||2|
|Offside from knock on||1|
|Foul play + YC||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Knock-ons||Savea, Cruden, Messam||3|
|Miss touch from penalty||Cruden||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by SA|
|Pass into touch||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|
|McCaw||12 (5+7)||2 (2+0)|
|O Franks||8 (5+3)||1 (0+1)|
|Whitelock||8 (3+5)||1 (1+0)|
|Woodcock||6 (3+3)||2 (0+2)|
|Messam||6 (3+3)||1 (1+0)|
|Cruden||5 (2+3)||3 (1+2)|
|Romano||4 (2+2)||4 (1+3)|
|C Smith||1 (1+0)||0|
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|
|Set pieces in opposition 22||Number||Scoring|
|NZ Line-out Jumpers||Won||From|