15 Nov

Scotland v All Blacks, Edinburgh
by Tracey Nelson
15 Nov 2014

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:

Team: Joe Moody, James Parsons, Charlie Faumuina, Jeremy Thrush, Dominic Bird, Sam Cane, Richie McCaw (c) Victor Vito,TJ Perenara, Dan Carter, Charles Piutau, Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Colin Slade, Ben Smith
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Liam Messam, Augustine Pulu, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea

Points Scored NZ Scotland
Tries 2 1
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 4/5 3/4
TOTAL 24 16

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 7 0
Scotland 9 1
TOTAL 16 1

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Carter 3/4 0/1
Slade* 1/1 1/1
Laidlaw (Scot) 3/4 1/1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Cane 1
Ruck off feet Cane, Crockett* 2
Ruck entry Thrush 1
Offside Fekitoa, Crockett* 2
Scrum Faumuina 1
TOTAL   7

Scotland Penalty Offences
Tackled player 2
Offside 5
Scrum 2
TOTAL 9

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Bird(3), Parsons, Carter, Vito, McCaw, Perenara, B Smith 9
Pass to opposition McCaw 1
Forward pass Romano* 1
Tackle Savea, B Smith, Cane 3
Ruck   2
Maul   1
Lineout   4
TOTAL   20

Turnovers Conceded by Scotland
Knock-ons 6
Spilled ball 3
Forward pass 1
Pass to opposition 1
Tackle 4
Ruck 1
Maul 2
Scrum 3
TOTAL 21

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Carter, McCaw, Parsons, Cane 4
TOTAL   4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 42 19+23
McCaw 31 13+18
Thrush 22 11+11
Moody 17 10+7
Crotty 17 6+11
Faumuina 15 12+3
Fekitoa 15 11+4
Parsons 12 10+2
Romano* 11  
Bird 11 8+3
Piutau 10 5+5
Crockett* 10  
B Franks* 9  
Coles* 8  
Slade 7 4+3
B Smith 7 5+2
Vito 6  
Carter 6 6+0
Perenara 5 1+4
Messam* 4  
Williams 3  

Forward ball carries Number of carries
Bird 11
MCaw 10
Thrush 7
Cane 7
Faumuina 7
Parsons 5
Coles* 3
Messam* 3
Moody 3
Crockett* 2
Vito 2
Romano* 1
B Franks* 1
TOTAL 62

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Thrush 9 (2+7) 3 (0+3)
McCaw 9 (4+5) 2 (1+1)
Messam* 7 (1+6) 1 (0+1)
Romano* 6 1
Cane 6 (3+3) 1 (0+1)
Coles* 6 0
Bird 6 (5+1) 0
Crockett* 6 0
Moody 6 (5+1) 0
Williams* 5 2
Faumuina 5 (4+1) 0
Carter 5 (3+2) 0
B Franks* 4 1
Perenara 4 (2+2) 0
Vito 4 0
Slade 4 (1+3) 0
Savea* 3 0
Fekitoa 3 (1+2) 0
Crotty 2 (2+0) 1 (1+0)
B Smith 2 (2+0) 0
Pulu* 1 0
Piutau 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 98 12

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 2
Moody 1
Parsons 1
Faumuina 1
Crotty 1
Fekitoa 1
Coles* 1
Romano* 1
Williams* 1
TOTAL 10

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 5 8
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 9 13

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Messam 4 4
Thrush 1 2
Vito 1 2
McCaw 1 3
Quick throw 1 1
No footage 0 1

Scotland Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 3 3
TOTAL 7 7

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 7 7

Scotland Scrums Won From
First half 1 4
Second half 2 3
TOTAL 3 7

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