19 Aug

Game Stats: All Blacks v Wallabies, Sydney, 18 August 2012
by Tracey Nelson
19 Aug 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, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Sonny Bill Williams, Ma’a Nonu, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Andrew Hore, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Retallick for Romano at 52 min, Ben Franks for Woodcock at 66 min, Hore for Mealamu at 77 min and Weepu for Smith at 79 min.

Points Scored NZ Australia
Tries 2 1  
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 5 from 6 4 from 4
TOTAL 24 19

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 15 0
Australia 11 0
TOTAL 26 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Ruck entry Nonu 1
Ruck leaving feet /Messam, Whitelock/Messam 2
Ruck offside Nonu,McCaw 2
Offside general O Franks, B Franks 2
Obstruction Nonu 1
Scrum Front row, Woodcock 3
Lineout Read 2
Throwing ball away Smith 1
Taking player off ball Romano 1
TOTAL   15

Australia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler not rolling 1
Ruck leaving feet 1
Ruck hands 2
Scrum 4
Lineout 1
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons McCaw, Read, Jane, Gear 4
Forward pass SB Williams, Messam(2) 3
Pass error Read, SB Williams, Dagg 3
Spilled ball McCaw 1
Ruck – foot O Franks 1
Ran into own player Smith 1
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
TOTAL   14

Turnovers Conceded by Australia
Knock-ons 11
Tackle 4
Ruck 2
Maul 2
Lineout 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 21

Clean Linebreaks
Dagg 2
Whitelock 1
Smith 1
Messam 1
TOTAL 5

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 25 12+13
Messam 16 9+7
Woodcock 15 9+6
O Franks 13 8+5
Read 12 6+6
Romano 11 9+2
Nonu 10 4+6
Mealamu 9 3+6
Retallick* 8  
SB Williams 7 4+3
Whitelock 6 4+2
Jane 6 3+3
B Franks* 3  
Smith 3 0+3
Dagg 2 1+1
Gear 2 0+2
Hore* 1  
Carter 1 1+0

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
SB Williams 7 44
Messam 6 53
Read 6 19
McCaw 4 48
Whitelock 3 22
Romano 3 21
Mealamu 3 10
Retallick* 2 10
O Franks 2 3
Woodcock 1 2
B Franks* 1 2

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 (3+9) 3 (1+2)
Carter 12 (6+6) 3 (1+2)
Nonu 11 (5+6) 2 (1+1)
O Franks 9 (3+6) 5 (1+4)
Whitelock 9 (1+8) 0
Messam 8 (4+4) 0
Read 7 (5+2) 3 (1+2)
Retallick* 7 0
Romano 7 (6+1) 0
Mealamu 5 (4+1) 4 (1+3)
Woodcock 4 (2+2) 2 (2+0)
Gear 4 (2+2) 0
Smith 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
SB Williams 3 (2+1) 0
Jane 3 (2+1) 0
Dagg 3 (2+1) 0
Hore* 1 0
B Franks* 0 2
TOTAL 108 25

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
Nonu 4
Whitelock 2
Jane 2
O Franks 1
Dagg 1
TOTAL 10

Set pieces in opposition 22 Number Scoring
All Blacks 6 1 try
Australia 2 1 penalty

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 7 7
TOTAL 14 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Whitelock 8 8
McCaw 3 3
Retallick 2 2
Romano 1 1
TOTAL 14 14

Australia Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 6 6
TOTAL 13 14

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 10 10

Australia Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 7 8

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