10 Oct

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

Points Scored NZ Argentina
Tries 2 1
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 7 1
TOTAL 33 10

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 6 0
Argentina 10 0
TOTAL 16 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Mealamu 1
Ruck entry Vito 1
Ruck Thorn 1
Obstruction Smith 1
Scrum Wheeling scrum 1
Lineout Whitelock 1
TOTAL   6

Argentina Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler 2
High tackle 1
Ruck leaving feet 2
Ruck hands 1
Offside from kick 1
Scrum 1
TOTAL 10

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Franks, Mealamu, Nonu(2), Cruden 5
Spilled ball Slade 1
Kick out on full Weepu, Jane 2
Kick into opposition Toeava 1
TOTAL   9

Turnovers Conceded by Argentina
Knock-ons 3
Pass into touch 1
Forward pass 1
Tackle 3
Lineout 4
Miss touch from pen 1
TOTAL 13

Tackle turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Mealamu, Whitelock, Read
TOTAL 3

Linebreaks
Jane 3
SB Williams 2
Nonu 2
Cruden 1
Read 1
TOTAL 9

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Franks 49 24+25
McCaw 47 23+24
Whitelock 34 21+13
Woodcock 34 13+21
Thorn 33 19+14
Read 28 15+13
Mealamu 19 14+15
Kaino 19 10+9
Smith 15 5+8
Nonu 10 4+6
SB Williams 10 6+4
Jane 9 5+4
Hore*   8
A Williams*   5
Muliaina   5
Toeava*   4
Vito*   3
Afoa*   1
Cruden*   1
Weepu 1 1+0

Ball carries and metres gained No of carries Metres
Kaino 15 68
McCaw 14 37
Read 13 45
Mealamu 11 36
Thorn 11 71
Woodcock 5 18
Vito* 3 10
Hore 3 10
Williams* 2 5
Franks 2 5
Whitelock 2 3
TOTAL 81 308

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Kaino 7 (4+3) 2 (1+1)
Whitelock 6 (5+1) 0
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)
Franks 4 (1+3) 0
Thorn 4 (2+2) 0
Read 3 (1+2) 1 (0+1)
Nonu 3 (2+1) 0
SB Williams 3 (2+1) 0
Jane 2 (1+1) 1 (1+0)
Vito* 1 0
Williams* 1 0
Cruden* 1 0
Weepu 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 52 8

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Woodock 2
Read 2
McCaw 2
A Williams* 1
Whitelock 1
SB Williams 1
TOTAL 9

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

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Thorn 4 4
Read 3 3
Whitelock 1 1
Thorn 1 1
A Williams 1 1

Argentina Line-outs Won From
First half 4 5
Second half 3 6
TOTAL 7 11

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 5 5

Argentina Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 6 6

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