RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011: All Blacks v Tonga game stats
by Tracey Nelson
10 Sep 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: Ben Franks for Tony Woodcock at 44 min, Piri Weepu for Jimmy Cowan at 52 min, Sam Whitelock for Brad Thorn at 55 min, Cory Jane for Isaia Toeava at 61 min, Corey Flynn for Andrew Hore and Colin Slade for Dan Carter at 73 min, Anthony Boric for Jerome Kaino at 74 min.
|Team:||Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, Ali Williams, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Victor Vito, Jimmy Cowan, Dan Carter, Isaia Toeava, Sonny Bill Williams, Ma’a Nonu, Richard Kahui, Israel Dagg|
|Reserves:||Corey Flynn, Ben Franks, Anthony Boric, Sam Whitelock, Piri Weepu, Colin Slade, Cory Jane|
|Conversions||Carter 3||Morath 1|
|Penalties||Carter 1/1||Morath 1/1|
|Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded||Pen||FKs|
|NZ Penalty Offences|
|Tackler||S Williams, O Franks||2|
|Tackled player||S Williams, A Williams||2|
|Ruck leaving feet||Cowan||1|
|Scrum||B Franks, front row (2)||3|
|Tonga Penalty Offences|
|Ruck leaving feet||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by NZ|
|Knock-ons||S Williams, Toeava, Hore, A Williams, Dagg(2), Nonu, Cowan, Kahui||9|
|Tackled into touch||A Williams||1|
|Turnovers Conceded by Tonga|
|Missed touch from penalty||1|
|Tackle turnovers won by NZ|
|Tackle||McCaw, Hore (2), Carter|
|Sonny Bill Williams||1|
|First 3 to Breakdown||Total||Per half|
|Ball carries and metres gained||No of carries||Metres|
|Completed Tackles and Assists||Tackles||Assists|
|McCaw||16 (4+12)||5 (2+3)|
|O Franks||12 (2+10||1 (1+0)|
|A Williams||9 (3+6)||3 (2+1)|
|Kaino||8 (3+5)||2 (2+0)|
|Hore||7 (2+5)||6 (1+5)|
|S Williams||7 (3+4)||1 (1+0)|
|Carter||3 (2+1)||2 (0+2)|
|Missed and Slipped Tackles|
|NZ Line-out Jumpers||Won||From|