21 Oct

Game Stats: Wallabies v All Blacks, Brisbane, 20 October 2012
by Tracey Nelson
21 Oct 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, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Hosea Gear, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Victor Vito. Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith

Subs: Franks for Woodcock at 46 min, B Smith for C Smith at 52 min, Hore for Mealamu at 56 min, Weepu for A Smith at 60 min, Cruden for Nonu at 62 min, Romano for Retallick at 68 min, and Vito for Messam at 72 min.

Points Scored NZ Australia
Tries 0 0  
Conversions 0 0
Penalties 6 from 8 6 from 7
Drop goals 0 from 1 0
TOTAL 18 18

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 1
Australia 14 1
TOTAL 25 2

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler not rolling Mealamu, McCaw, Woodcock (YC), Franks 4
Ruck off feet Mealamu, Jane 2
Ruck offside Faumuina, Franks 2
Scrum Woodcock, Faumuina 2
Obstruction Nonu 1
TOTAL   11

Australia Penalty Offences
Tackler not releasing 2
Tackle – late 1 (YC)
Ruck off feet 4
Ruck hands 1
Ruck entry 1
Ruck off side 2
Offside knock-on 1
Scrum wheeling 1
Scrum bind 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons A Smith(2), Messam, Whitelock, C Smith, Jane, Nonu, Read 9
Fwd pass Dagg, Carter 2
Counter ruck   2
Maul   1
Lineout   4
Ruck   1
TOTAL   19

Turnovers Conceded by Australia
Knock-ons 11
Forward pass 2
Tackle 1
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Scrum 1
Lineout 4
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 21

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 29 15+14
Mealamu 15 8+7
Woodcock 15 7+8
Retallick 14 7+7
Hore* 12  
Read 12 6+6
Franks* 10  
Whitelock 10 6+4
Messam 10 4+6
Faumuina 8 6+2
Romano* 6  
Jane 6 0+6
Vito* 5  
Dagg 5 4+1
Carter 5 1+4
Nonu 4 1+3
C Smith 3 2+1
Gear 3 2+1
B Smith* 1  
Weepu* 1  

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Messam 6 61
McCaw 5 18
Retallick 5 12
Read 4 35
Franks* 4 4
Whitelock 3 7
Vito* 2 9
Hore* 2 7
Woodcock 2 2
Mealamu 1 8
Romano 1 3

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
Whitelock 16 (9+7) 3 (2+1)
Woodcock 13 (5+8) 2 (2+0)
Hore* 11 0
Read 12 (5+7) 3 (2+1)
McCaw 10 (4+6) 5 (3+2)
Messam 8 (6+2) 2 (2+0)
Faumuina 6 (6+0) 0
Carter 6 (4+2) 1 (0+1)
Nonu 5 (3+2) 2 (1+1)
Mealamu 5 (5+0) 3 (1+2)
Retallick* 5 (3+2) 1 (1+0)
A Smith 5 (5+0) 0
Gear 5 (1+4) 0
Franks* 4 0
Romano* 4 0
C Smith 4 (4+0) 0
Weepu* 3 0
Vito* 2 3
Dagg 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 125 14

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
Carter 2
McCaw 2
Woodcock 1
Mealamu 1
Retallick 1
Messam 1
Read 1
C Smith 1
Jane 1
Hore* 1
Weepu* 1
Cruden 1
TOTAL 14

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 1 2
Second half 2 5
TOTAL 3 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Retallick 1 1
Whitelock 0 3
Read 2 3
TOTAL 3 7

Australia Line-outs Won From
First half 4 6
Second half 2 4
TOTAL 6 10

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 10 10

Australia Scrums Won From
First half 5 6
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 7 8

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