24 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v South Africa, Semi Final, London, 24 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
24 Oct 2015

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 the 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 who came on as a substitute.

This week:

Team: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor vito, Sam Cane, Tawere Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ South Africa
Tries 2 0
Conversions 2 0
Penalties 1/2 6/6
Drop Goals 1/1 0/0
TOTAL 20 18

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions Drop goals
Carter 1/2 2/2 1/1
Pollard 5/5 0 0/0
Lambie 1/1 0/0 0/0

Restarts won NZ South Africa
Own kick-off 0/6 0/7
Opposition kick-off 4/7 6/6
TOTAL 4 6

Kicks in play NZ South Africa
Own 22 6 11
Rest of field 29 15
TOTAL 35 26

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 12 0
South Africa 7 0
TOTAL 18 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Read(2), Moody 3
Offside general play Nonu 1
Ruck entry Kaino(YC), C Smith 2
Ruck offside Faumuina* 1
Maul entry Read(2) 2
Scrum O Franks, Front row 2
Lineout offside McCaw 1
TOTAL 12

South Africa Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 2
Ruck offside 1
Ruck sealing off 1
Ruck taking half back 1 (YC)
Tackle off ball 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Carter, Read(2), Savea, Retallick, Cane(2), A Smith 8
Spilled ball McCaw 1
Tackle O Franks, Nonu, Retallick 3
Maul 1
Scrum O Franks penalty 1
TOTAL 14

Turnovers Conceded by South Africa
Knock-ons 6
Tackle 1
Pass 1
Ruck 2
Lineout 5
TOTAL 15

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, McCaw, Carter 3
Ruck 2
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 50 27+23
Whitelock 42 23+19
O Franks 34 25+9
Read 27 17+10
Retallick 26 16+10
Moody 23 13+10
Cane* 9
Kaino 9 6+3
Coles 9 6+3
C Smith 8 4+4
Nonu 7 6+1
B Smith 7 6+1
Milner-Skudder 6 4+2
B Franks* 5
Mealamu* 4
Barrett* 3
Carter 3 3+0
Williams* 2
Savea 1 1+0

Forward ball carries Carries
Retallick 10
Kaino 8
McCaw 7
Moody 5
Read 5
O Franks 4
Whitelock 2
Faumuina* 2
Cane* 1
O Franks* 1
TOTAL 45

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Kaino 9 (6+3) 0
Read 8 (4+4) 3 (1+2)
Coles 8 (4+4) 1 (0+1)
Whitelock 7 (2+5) 0
McCaw 6 (1+5) 4 (1+3)
A Smith 6 (2+4) 0
Carter 6 (3+3) 0
B Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Faumuina* 3 0
Mealamu* 3 0
Retallick 3 (0+3) 4 (0+4)
Moody 3 (2+1) 1 (1+0)
O Franks 2 (1+1) 3 (3+0)
B Franks* 2 0
C Smith 1 (1+0) 4 (4+0)
Williams* 1 1
Nonu 1 (1+0) 0
Milner-Skudder 1 (1+0) 0
TOTAL 74 21

Missed and Slipped Tackles
B Smith 1
TOTAL 1

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 9 9

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 3
Whitelock 2 2
Kaino 2 2
McCaw 1 1
Carter 1 Overthrow

South Africa Line-outs Won From
First half 7 11
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 12 17

Lineout steals by Read, Retallick, Kaino and Whitelock, plus one overthrow.

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 1 1
Second half 3 4
TOTAL 4 5

South Africa Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 7 7

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