19 Oct

Wallabies v All Blacks, Brisbane
by Tracey Nelson
19 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: Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea, Malakai Fekitoa, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Colin Slade, Charles Piutau

Points Scored NZ Australia
Tries 4 3
Conversions 3 2
Penalties 1/1 3/3
TOTAL 29 28

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

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Messam(2), O Franks, Read, Fekitoa 5
Tackler O Franks, McCaw(2) 3
Tackle offside Barrett 1
Slapping ball down Read 1
Taking player in air Tuipulotu* 1 YC
TOTAL   11

Australia Penalty Offences
Tackled player 3
Tackler 1
Ruck entry 2
Scrum bind 2
TOTAL 8

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons Jane, Fekitoa, Savea, O Franks, Crockett, Barrett, A Smith 7
Spilled   1
Pass to opposition Barrett 1
Tackle Barrett, Messam(2), O Franks(2), Read, Fekitoa(2) 8
Ruck   2
Stripped of ball MCaw 1
Miss touch from penalty Slade 1
TOTAL   21

Turnovers Conceded by Australia
Knock-ons 7
Spilled 2
Forward Pass 2
Tackle 4
Maul 1
Ruck 3
Lineout 2
Scrum 1
TOTAL 22

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle McCaw, Read, Fekitoa, Cane 4
Ruck McCaw(2), Counter ruck(2) 4
Maul   1
TOTAL   9

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 27 14+13
Crockett 22 18+4
Retallick 20 6+12
Read 20 13+7
O Franks 12 11+1
C Smith 12 3+9
Whitelock 11 9+2
Mealamu* 10  
B Franks 10  
Dagg 10 6+4
Fekitoa 10 4+6
Faumuina* 9  
Coles 7 6+1
Cane* 6  
Messam 6 6+0
Jane 6  
Piutau* 5  
Savea 5 0+5
Perenara* 1  
Slade* 1  
Barrett 1 0+1
Tuipulotu* 1  

Forward ball carries Number of carries
Retallick 8
Messam 8
Read 6
Cane 6
Whitelock 4
O Franks 3
McCaw 2
Mealamu* 2
Faumuina* 2
Tuipulotu* 1
TOTAL 42

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
McCaw 19 (9+10) 7 (5+2)
Retallick 19 (11+8) 2 (2+0)
Whitelock 13 (8+5) 3 (2+1)
Crockett 13 (8+5) 2 (2+0)
Read 13 (5+8) 2 (0+2)
O Franks 13 (11+2) 1 (1+0)
C Smith 12 (6+6) 3 (2+1)
Fekitoa 11 (5+6) 4 (2+2)
Messam 11 (8+3) 2 (1+1)
Mealamu* 8 2
Barrett 8 (5+3) 0
A Smith 8 (4+4) 0
Coles 8 (8+0) 0
Faumuina* 6 1
Tuipulotu* 5 0
Jane 4 1
Slade* 4 0
Cane* 4 0
Savea 4 (3+1) 0
Dagg 4 (2+2) 0
Piutau* 1 1
B Franks* 1 0
TOTAL 189 31

Missed and Slipped Tackles
McCaw 3
O Franks 2
Read 2
A Smith 2
Pituau* 2
Fekitoa 2
Crockett 1
Retallick 1
Messam 1
Jane 1
TOTAL 17

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 11 11

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 7 7
Whitelock 2 2
Retallick 2 2
McCaw 1 1

Australia Line-outs Won From
First half 7 7
Second half 5 6
TOTAL 12 13

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 3 3
Second half 4 4
TOTAL 7 7

Australia Scrums Won From
First half 0 1
Second half 1 1
TOTAL 1 2

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