10 Oct

RWC Game Stats: All Blacks v Tonga, St James’ Park, 9 October 2015
by Tracey Nelson
10 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: Tony Woodcock, Dane Coles, O Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Waisake Naholo, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

Points scored NZ Tonga
Tries 7 0
Conversions 6 0
Penalties 0/0 3/3
TOTAL 47 9

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 0/0 5/6
Morath 3/3 0/0

Restarts won NZ Tonga
Own kick-off 1/5 0/7
Opposition kick-off 6/7 4/5
TOTAL 7/12 4/12

Kicks in play NZ Tonga
Own 22 5 6
Rest of field 9 11
TOTAL 14 17

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 13 0
Tonga 7 0
TOTAL 20 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Woodcock 1
Tackler Woodcock, B Smith(YC), Messam, Romano 4
Ruck hands Romano 1
Ruck other Cane 1
Lineout Read 1
Maul Read 1
Scrum Woodcock(2), O Franks, Front Row 4
TOTAL 13

Tonga Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Tackler 2 (1 YC)
Ruck offside 1
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck not supporting weight 1
TOTAL 7

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons B Smith, C Smith(2), Kaino(2), Naholo, Read, Crockett 8
Pass Carter, Nonu 2
Forward pass Milner-Skudder 1
Tackle Woodcock, Coles, Cane, B Smith, Barrett 5
Ruck 1
Maul 1
Miss touch from penalty Carter 1
Kick out on full Nonu 1
TOTAL 20

Turnovers Conceded by Tonga
Knock-ons 5
Forward pass 1
Spilled 1
Tackle 5
Lineout 3
Maul 1
Kick out on full 1
TOTAL 17

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Retallick, Nonu, Whitelock 4
Ruck 1
TOTAL 5

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 25 20+5
Whitelock 18 10+8
Crockett* 15
Romano 15 10+5
O Franks 14 10+4
Read 14 12+2
Kaino 13 7+6
Coles 12 9+3
Retallick* 11
Woodcock 9 7+2
C Smith 9 8+1
Carter 9 4+5
B Franks* 8
Nonu 7 5+2
Milner-Skudder 6 6+0
B Smith 4 0+4
A Smith 4 0+4
Mealamu* 3
Naholo 2 2+0
Messam* 1
Williams* 1

Forward ball carries Carries
Cane 8
Read 7
Woodcock 5
O Franks 5
Romano 5
Kaino 5
Whitelock 4
Coles 3
Retallick* 2
Crockett* 1
Mealamu* 1
TOTAL 46

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Kaino 10 (2+8) 5 (2+3)
O Franks 10 (6+4) 5 (3+2)
Read 10 (5+5) 4 (1+3)
Romano 10 (6+4) 4 (2+2)
Cane 9 (3+6) 7 (3+4)
Carter 9 (5+4) 0
Whitelock 8 (3+5) 1 (0+1)
Retallick 7 2
Kerr-Barlow* 7 1
Woodcock 7 (7+0) 3 (3+0)
Coles 7 (4+3) 3 (2+1)
Nonu 7 (2+5) 1 (1+0)
Crockett* 6 5
Messam* 5 2
B Franks* 5 1
Williams* 4 2
A Smith 4 (2+2) 1 (0+1)
C Smith 4 (2+2) 0
Mealamu* 2 2
Naholo 1 (1+0) 0
B Smith 1 (1+0) 1 (0+1)
Milner-Skudder 1 (1+0) 1 (0+1)
TOTAL 134 51

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Cane 2
A Smith 2
Read 1
O Franks 1
Carter 1
Coles 1
Retallick* 1
Woodcock 1
Nonu 1
Williams* 1
TOTAL 12

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

Quick throw11

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Whitelock 2 2
Romano 1 1
Cane 1 1

Tonga Line-outs Won From
First half 3 5
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 7 10

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 1 1
TOTAL 3 3

Tonga Scrums Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 10 10

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