22 Nov

Wales v All Blacks, Cardiff
by Tracey Nelson
22 Nov 2014

McCawA momentous game with Richie McCaw becoming the first international player to captain his side in 100 test matches. 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: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Charles Piuatau, Ben Smith
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Joe Moody, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipolotu, Liam Messam, TJ Perenara, Colin Slade, Ryan Crotty

Points scored NZ Wales
Tries 5 3
Conversions 1 1
Penalties 1/2 3/3
TOTAL 34 16

Goal Kicking Penalties Conversions
Barrett 1/2 1/2
Slade* 0 2/3
Halfpenny 3/3 1/1

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Penalties Free kicks
NZ 9 1
Wales 8 0
TOTAL 17 1

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Retallick, A Smith 2
Tackler Whitelock, Barrett 2
Ruck off feet McCaw, Read 2
Ruck hands McCaw 1
Ruck offside A Smith 1
Scrum Crocket 1
TOTAL 9

Wales Penalty Offences
Tackled player 1
Tackler 2
Ruck entry 1
Offside 1
Scrum 3
TOTAL 8

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Williams(2), Piutau, A smith, Crockett, Slade*, Kaino, Moody*, Faumuina*, Mealamu* 9
Spilled Williams 1
Pass to opposition Barrett 1
Forward pass Kaino 1
Tackle Retallick, A Smith, Williams 3
Ruck 2
Maul 1
Lineout 1
Kick out on full  Barrett, C Smith, Slade* 3
Accidental offside  Whitelock 1
TOTAL 24

Turnovers Conceded by Wales
Knock-ons 9
Pass to opposition 1
Forward pass 1
Tackle 3
Ruck 2
Scrum 3
TOTAL 24

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Read, Crockett, C Smith 3
Ruck McCaw, Read, Retallick 3
TOTAL 6

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 43 27+16
Whitelock 30 19+11
Retallick 23 18+5
Read 20 11+9
Crockett 17 0
O Franks 17 13+4
Kaino 15 8+7
Moody* 13 0
Coles 12 4+8
C Smith 10 8+2
Williams 10 8+2
Mealamu* 9 0
B smith 9 6+3
Faumuina* 8 0
Tuipolotu* 5 0
Messam* 4 0
Barrett 4 1+3
Piatau 4 2+2
A Smith 2
Savea 2 1+1
Slade* 1 0

Forward ball carries Carries
MCaw 10
Retallick 10
Read 7
Crockett 3
O Franks 3
Kaino 3
Coles 2
Whitelock 2
Messam 2
TOTAL 42

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Retallick 12 (7+5) 0
Read 10 (4+6) 0
McCaw 8 (5+3) 2 (2+0)
Williams 7 (6+1 4 (2+2)
Whitelock 7 (4+3) 2 (0+2)
Barrett 6 (4+2) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 6 0
A Smith 5 (2+3) 3 (1+2)
Moody* 4 2
Kaino 4 (2+2) 1 (0+1)
Faumuina* 3 1
Tuipolotu* 3 0
O Franks 3 (3+0) 3 (2+1)
C Smith 3 (1+2) 1 (0+1)
Coles 2 (2+0) 1 (0+1)
Mealamau* 2 0
Piutau 2 (1+1) 1 (1+0)
B Smith 2 (0+2) 0
Crotty* 1 0
Savea 1 (0+1) 0
TOTAL 91 22

Missed and Slipped Tackles
O Franks 2
Kaino 2
Whitelock 1
Read 1
Barrett 1
Williams 1
C Smith 1
Piutau 1
Faumuina* 1
TOTAL 11

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 5
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 6 7

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 4 4
Retallick 2 2
Whitelock 0 1

Wales Line-outs Won From
First half 7 9
Second half 4 8
TOTAL 11 17

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 6 6
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 8 8

Wales Scrums Won From
First half 3 4
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 7 8

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