1 Nov

USA v All Blacks, Chicago
by Tracey Nelson
1 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, Nathan Harris, Charlie Faumuina, Jeremy Thrush, Patrick Tuipolotu, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c), TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Charles Piutau, Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Augustine Pulu, Daniel Carter, Julian Savea

Points Scored NZ USA
Tries 12 0
Conversions 7 0
Penalties 0/0 2/2
TOTAL 74 6

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 8 0
USA 11 0
TOTAL 19 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackler Moody, Vito, Crotty 3
Ruck off feet Perenara, Pulu 2
Offside from knock on Cane 1
Obstruction B Franks, Messam 2
TOTAL   8

USA Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 3
Maul 1
Scrum 4
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Jane, Mealamu, Perenara, Dagg, Thrush, Vito, Faumuina 7
Spilled Vito, Crotty, Savea 3
Forward pass Savea, Williams, Carter 3
Tackle Tuipolotu 1
Lineout Overthrown (Mealamu) 1
TOTAL   15

Turnovers Conceded by USA
Knock-ons 4
Tackle 5
Lineout 2
Scrum 4
Miss touch from penalty 1
TOTAL 16

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Mealamu, Vito, Crotty, Carter 4
TOTAL   4

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
Cane 21 5+16
Thrush 16 6+10
Moody 12 9+3
Mealamu* 12 5+7
Faumuina 12 7+5
Vito 12 6+6
Tuipolotu 11 5+6
Read 10 8+2
Messam* 6  
B Franks* 6  
Piutau 6 3+3
Perenara 6 2+4
Crotty 5 1+4
Dagg 5 3+2
Carter* 4  
Williams 4 0+4
Savea* 3 0+3
Jane 3  
Cruden 2 2+0
Harris 2  
O Franks* 1

Forward ball carries Number of carries
Vito 9
Mealamu* 7
Tuipoltu 7
Cane 6
Thrush 6
Faumiuna 4
Read 4
Moody 2
Harris 1
B Franks* 1
TOTAL 47

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Cane 16 (11+5) 3 (3+0)
Read 14 (12+2) 1 (0+1)
Vito 13 (7+6) 2 (2+0)
Crotty 13 (9+4) 1 (1+0)
Tuipolotu 12 (11+1) 3 (3+0)
Thrush 9 (9+0) 3 (3+0)
Moody 9 (9+0) 2 (2+0)
Piutau 9 (6+3) 1 (0+1)
Faumuina 8 (7+1) 0
Mealamu* 6 (6+0) 0
Cruden 6 (5+1) 0
Williams 4 (4+0) 2 (1+1)
Perenara 4 (3+1) 1 (1+0)
Dagg 3 (1+2) 0
Pulu* 2 0
B Franks* 1 0
Carter* 1 0
Messam* 1 0
Retallick* 1 0
Jane 1 0
Harris 1 0
TOTAL 123 19

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Williams 2
Faumiuna 1
Cane 1
Perenara 1
Mealamu* 1
O Franks* 1
TOTAL 7

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 6 7
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 11 12

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 5 5
Thrush 2 2
Vito 2 2
Tuipolotu 1 1
Quick throw 1 1

USA Line-outs Won From
First half 5 5
Second half 3 5
TOTAL 12 13

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 0 0
Second half 5 5
TOTAL 5 5

USA Scrums Won From
First half 0 1
Second half 3 6
TOTAL 3 7

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