10 Nov

Game Stats: Scotland v All Blacks, Edinburgh, 8 November 2008
by Tracey Nelson
10 Nov 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 test saw three All Black debuts – Jamie MacIntosh, Kieran Read and Liam Messam – and was the first outing as captain for hooker Keven Mealamu.

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: Jane for Toeava at 40min, Ellis for Weepu at 52 min, Tialata for MacIntosh at 54 min, Flynn for Mealamu and McCaw for Thomson at 60 min, Filipo for Williams at 66min, Carter for Ellis at 71 min.

Team: Toeava, Tuitavake, Kahui, Nonu, Rokocoko, Donald, Weepu, Messam, Thomson, Read, Williams, Boric, Afoa,
Reserves: Jane, Carter, Ellis, McCaw, Filipo, Tialata, Flyn

Points Scored NZ Scotland
Tries 4 (Tuitavake,Weepu, Kahui, Boric) 0
Conversions 3 0
Penalties 2 2
Total 32 6

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 4
Scotland 9 1
Total 20 5

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackle Afoa, Nonu, Williams/MacIntosh, Tialata, Kahui 5
Ruck Thomson, Boric (Yellow card), Messam, Nonu 4
Lineout ? 1
Scrum MacIntosh 1
Total   11

NZ Free Kick Offences
Lineout 1
Scrum 3
Total 4

Scotland Penalty Offences
Tackle 3
Ruck 2
Lineout 1
Foul play 2 + yellow card
Scrum 1
Total 9

Scotland Free Kick Offences
Lineout 1
Total 1

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons 14
Tackle 3
Ruck 2
Pass to opposition 2
Other 2
  Total 23

Turnovers Conceded by Scotland
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 2
Ruck 6
Total 14

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Thomson 19 11+8
Messam 19 7+12
McCaw* 18  
Boric 18 6+12
Read 17 3+14
Afoa 14 3+11
Kahui 14 3+11
Donald 13 5+8
Williams 11 5+6
MacIntosh 9 5+4
Filipo* 8  
Mealamu 8 4+4
Nonu 8 0+8
Jane* 6  
Rokocoko 6 2+4
Tuitavake 6 2+4
Flynn* 5  
Tialata* 5  
Carter* 4  
Weepu 2 1+1
Ellis* 2  
Toeava 1  

Ball Carries
Messam 7
McCaw 2
Flynn 2
Tialata 2
Boric 2
Mealamu 1
Williams 1
Read 1
Afoa 1
Total 19

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Read 15 (9+6) 3 (2+1)
Thomson 12 (7+5) 2 (1+1)
Messam 9 (5+4) 6 (6+0)
Williams 7 (5+2)3 (3+0)
MacIntosh 7 (5+2) 2 (2+0)
Boric 7 (2+5) 1 (1+0)
Afoa 6 (2+4+ 2 (2+0)
Tuitavake 6 (1+5) 0
Donald 5 (2+3) 0
Toeava 4 1
Nonu 4 (3+1) 5 (2+3)
Kahui 4 (2+2) 0
Filipo* 3 2
McCaw* 3 1
Ellis* 3 0
Flynn* 2 2
Tialata* 2 0
Jane* 2 0
Carter* 1 0
Weepu 1 (1+0) 0
Rokocoko 1 (1+0) 0
Total 112 32

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Weepu 2
Mealamu 1
Boric 1
Williams 1
Messam 1
Nonu 1
Kahui 1
Tuitavake 1
Filipo* 1
Total 10

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 5 5
Total 7 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Boric 3 3
Read 2 2
Thomson 1 1
Ellis 1 1

Scotland Line-outs Won From
First half 7 9
Second half 1 5
Total 8 14

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 2
Second half 5 6
Total 6 8

Scotland Scrums Won From
First half 5 6
Second half 4 6
Total 9 12

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