4 Oct

Springboks v All Blacks, Johannesburg
by Tracey Nelson
4 Oct 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, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Jeremy Thrush, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Malakai Fekitoa, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Dane Coles, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua, Liam Messam, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Colin Slade, Ryan Crotty

Points Scored NZ Springboks
Tries 3 3
Conversions 2 3
Penalties 2/2 2/3
Dropgoals 0 0/1
TOTAL 25 27

Kicks from hand Own 22 Rest of field
NZ 10 8
Springboks 6 9
TOTAL 16 17

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 0
Springboks 12 0
TOTAL 23 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Kaino, C Smith, Faumuina(2) 4
Tackler Read(3), C Smith 4
Ruck off feet B Smith 1
Maul Mealamu 1
Deliberate knock down Kaino 1
TOTAL   11

Springboks Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 2
Ruck entry 2
Ruck hands 1
Offside general 1
Offside kick 1
Deliberate knock down 2
TOTAL 12

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Moody, O Franks, Kaino, Savea, Read, Fekiota 6
Pass to opposition C Smith 1
Spilled C Smith 1
Ruck   2
Tackle B Smith, Barrett, Savea, Kano, C Smith, Fauminuia(s) 7
TOTAL   17

Turnovers Conceded by Springboks
Knock-ons 7
Spilled 1
Ruck 2
Tackle 5
Lineout 3
TOTAL 17

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Mealamu, Fekitoa, Read, McCaw(2) 6
Ruck   1
TOTAL   7

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 30 14+16
Read 24 9+15
Whitelock 22 8+14
O Franks 17 9+8
B Franks* 16  
Thrush 15 13+2
C Smith 14 5+9
Mealamu 11 7+4
Fekitoa 9 3+6
Faumuina* 8  
Moody 7  
Messam* 6  
Kaino 6 4+2
Luatua* 5  
Coles* 5  
Dagg 5 2+3
B Smith 5 2+3
Savea 5 1+4
Crotty* 3  
Slade* 1  
A Smith 1 1+0
Barrett 1 0+1

Forward ball carries No of carries
Luatua* 6
Faumuina* 4
Read 4
McCaw 4
Messam 4
Mealamu 3
Kaino 3
O Franks 3
Coles* 2
Moody 2
Thrush 1
Whitelock 1
TOTAL 37

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 15 (7+8) 1 (1+0)
Read 12 (5+7) 2 (1+1)
Whitelock 12 (7+5) 0
Moody 9 0
Mealamu 9 (9+0) 2 (1+1)
Kaino 8 (7+1) 3 (2+1)
A Smith 8 (7+1) 0
C Smith 8 (6+2) 0
O Franks 7 (6+1) 1 (1+0)
Thrush 7 (6+1) 1 (1+0)
Fekitoa 7 (6+1) 0
B Franks* 5 1
Messam* 4 2
Coles* 4 1
Luatua* 4 0
Barrett 4 (3+1) 0
Faumuina* 3 0
Savea 3 (1+2) 0
B Smith 3 (1+2) 1 (1+0)
Crotty* 2 1
Slade* 1 1
Dagg 1 (0+1) 1 (1+0)
Kerr-Barlow* 1 0
TOTAL 137 19

Missed and Slipped Tackles
O Franks 4
Dagg 2
Moody 1
Whitelock 1
Kaino 1
McCaw 1
A Smith 1
Barrett 1
C Smith 1
Messam* 1
  TOTAL 15

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 7 7
TOTAL 14 14

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 5
Messam 3 3
Whitelock 2 2
Quick throw 2 2
Thrush 1 1
Unseen 1 1

Springboks Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 5 7
TOTAL 12 15

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

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

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