Rugby World Cup 2011: All Blacks v Argentina Quarter Final, Eden Park, Auckland
by Tracey Nelson
10 Oct 2011
The usual analysis of the All Blacks game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.
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’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it.
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: Cruden for Slade at 32 min, Toeava for Muliaina at 40 min, A Williams for Whitelock at 62 min, Hore for Mealamu at 65 min, Afoa for Franks, Cowan for Weepu, and Vito for McCaw all at 72 min.
Try scorers: Read, Thorn.
|Team:||Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, Sam Whitelock, Jerome|
|Reserves:||Andrew Hore, John Afoa, Ali Williams, Victor Vito, Jimmy Cowan, Colin|
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Argentina Penalty Offences|
|Ruck leaving feet||2|
|Offside from kick||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Knock-ons||Franks, Mealamu, Nonu(2), Cruden||5|
|Kick out on full||Weepu, Jane||2|
|Kick into opposition||Toeava||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by Argentina|
|Pass into touch||1|
|Miss touch from pen||1|
|Tackle turnovers won by NZ|
|Tackle||Mealamu, Whitelock, Read|
|First 3 to Breakdown||Total||Per half|
|Ball carries and metres gained||No of carries||Metres|
|Completed Tackles and Assists||Tackles||Assists|
|Kaino||7 (4+3)||2 (1+1)|
|McCaw||5 (1+4)||1 (0+1)|
|Smith||5 (3+2)||1 (0+1)|
|Mealamu||4 (4+0)||1 (0+1)|
|Woodcock||4 (2+2)||1 (1+0)|
|Read||3 (1+2)||1 (0+1)|
|SB Williams||3 (2+1)||0|
|Jane||2 (1+1)||1 (1+0)|
|Missed and Slipped Tackles|
|NZ Line-out Jumpers||Won||From|