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|
|Tries||4 (Tuitavake,Weepu, Kahui, Boric)||0|
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Tackle||Afoa, Nonu, Williams/MacIntosh, Tialata, Kahui||5|
|Ruck||Thomson, Boric (Yellow card), Messam, Nonu||4|
|NZ Free Kick Offences|
|Scotland Penalty Offences|
|Foul play||2 + yellow card|
|Scotland Free Kick Offences|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Pass to opposition||2|
|Turnovers Conceded by Scotland|
|First 3 to Breakdown||Total||Per half|
|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)|
|Nonu||4 (3+1)||5 (2+3)|
|Missed and Slipped Tackles|
|NZ Line-out Jumpers||Won||From|