Game Stats: England v All Blacks, London, 29 November 2008
by Tracey Nelson
1 Dec 2008
The usual analysis of the All Blacks game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums. This win over England completed the Grand Slam for the 2008 All Blacks and was the seventh consecutive win against England since 2004. During this Grand Slam the All Blacks have not conceded a try in any of the four test matches and the most points scored against them was 9 (v Ireland). Despite having an ordinary day at the office with his goal kicking (60%), Daniel Carter brought up 203 test points for 2008.
Some notes on these stats:
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 on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.
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.
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’re nailing the ball carrier or you’ve stuffed it up!
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: Aofa for Tialata and Read for Kaino at 55 min, Boric for Thorn and Toeava for Smith at 68 min, and Weepu for Cowan at 70 min.
|Team:||Muliaina, Rokocoko, Smith, Nonu, Sivivatu,, Carter, Cowan, So’oialo, Kaino, McCaw (c), Williams, Thorn, Tialata, Mealamu, Woodcock|
|Reserves:||Toeava, Donald, Weepu, Read, Boric, Afoa, Elliot|
|Tries||3 (Muliaina (2), Nonu)||0|
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Tackle||So’oialo, Williams, McCaw||3|
|Scrum||McCaw, Woodcock, Tialata||3|
|NZ Free Kick Offences|
|England Penalty Offences|
|Ruck||6 (+ 2 yellow cards)|
|Foul Play||2 (+ 2 yellow cards)|
|England Free Kick Offences|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Pass to opposition||2|
|Turnovers Conceded by England|
|Man infront of kick off||1|
|Missed touch from penalty||1|
|First 3 to Breakdown||Total||Per half|
|Completed Tackles and Assists||Tackles||Assists|
|McCaw||15 (5+10)||7 (4+3)|
|So’oialo||10 (5+5)||3 (1+2)|
|Kaino||8 (7+1)||3 (1+2)|
|Thorn||7 (4+3)||3 (2+1)|
|Carter||6 (4+2)||2 (0+2)|
|Williams||6 (2+4)||2 (0+2)|
|Smith||6 (5+1)1 (1+0)|
|Nonu||5 (3+2)||3 (2+1)|
|Woodcock||2 (0+2)||2 (2+0)|
|Missed and Slipped Tackles|
|NZ Line-out Jumpers||Won||From|