13 Nov

Game Stats: Scotland v All Blacks, Murrayfield, 11 November 2012
by Tracey Nelson
13 Nov 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. Note tha tas from November 2012 there are eight substitute players, with the inclusion of an extra prop. This week:

Team: Wyatt Crockett, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Scotlandm Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Adam Thomson, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Tamiti Ellison, Ben Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Tony Woodcock, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Ma’a Nonu

Subs: Barrett for Dagg at 25 min, Coles for Hore at 60 min, B Franks for O Franks at 60 min, Kerr-Barlow for Weepu at 60 min, Williams for Whitelock at 68 min, Woodcock for Crockett at 72 min.

Points Scored NZ Scotland
Tries 6 3  
Conversions 6 2
Penalties 3 from 4 1 from 1
TOTAL 51 22

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 12 0
Scotland 7 2
TOTAL 19 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Barrett 1
Tackler not rolling Whitelock, Hore, Vito, Crockett 4
Ruck entry ? 1
Offside general play ? 2
Offside from knock on Smith 1
Lineout McCaw 1
Maul Romano 1
Foul play (YC) Thomson 1
TOTAL   12

Scotland Penalty Offences
Tackler not rolling 1
Ruck off feet 3
Ruck hands 1
Ruck entry 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Crockett, ?, Ellison, Dagg, McCaw(2), Carter, Savea 8
Intercepted pass Carter 1
Ruck spill   2
Maul   1
Lineout   1
TOTAL   13

Turnovers Conceded by Scotland
Knock-ons 6
Pass into touch 1
Breakdown 3
Ruck spill 1
Accidental offside 2
Lineout 5
Scrum 1
Kick touch in goal 1
TOTAL 20

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
Romano 25 15+10
Crockett 23 17+6
Thomson 22 13+9
Vito 21 13+8
McCaw 19 14+5
Whitelock 19 15+4
Hore 16 13+3
O Franks 14 12+2
B Smith 12 7+5
Ellison 9 6+3
Savea 6 2+4
Coles* 5  
Woodcock* 4  
B Franks* 3  
Barrett* 3  
Weepu 2 0+2
Jane 2 2+0
Kerr-Barlow* 2  
Dagg 1  
Williams* 1  
Carter 1 1+0

Forward ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Vito 10 57
McCaw 10 28
Thomson 5 15
Hore 5 14
Crockett 4 18
Whitelock 4 12
Romano 4 9
O Franks 3 6
Coles 3 4

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 11 (5+6) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 10 (6+4) 4 (2+2)
Ellison 10 (2+8) 1 (1+0)
Whitelock 9 (5+4) 2 (0+2)
Carter 9 (2+7) 2 (1+1)
Vito 8 (3+5) 8 (4+4)
Romano 7 (5+2) 4 (0+4)
O Franks 7 (3+4) 2 (2+0)
Thomson 7(4+3) 2 (2+0)
Hore 6 (2+4) 4 (3+1)
Weepu 5 (2+3) 0
Smith 3 (1+2) 1 (0+1)
Jane 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
Kerr-Barlow* 1 1
B Franks* 1 0
Coles* 1 0
Williams* 1 0
Barrett* 1 0
Savea 1 0
TOTAL 101 33

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
O Franks 2
McCaw 2
Smith 2
Coles* 2
Hore 1
Romano 1
Thomson 1
Carter 1
Ellison 1
Williams* 1
Barrett* 1
TOTAL 15

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 7 8

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Thomson 2 3
Whitelock 2 2
Romano 1 1
Williams 1 1
Quick throw 1 1
TOTAL 7 8

Scotland Line-outs Won From
First half 1 3
Second half 9 12
TOTAL 10 15

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 8 8

Scotland Scrums Won From
First half 2 3
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 4 5

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