For the first time this year South Africa won a Tri-Nations match, to the relief of millions of South Africans. We give some stats from the match and include some comparisons with the other four rounds.
South Africa won 18-5.
There were no cards. There have been no cards in the 2011 Tri-Nations so far.
Cited and suspended
In this section we record the times a team was penalised.
South Africa vs New Zealand
Total number of penalties: 17
South Africa: 7
New Zealand: 10
The reasons for the penalties were as follows:
* = points conceded
Tackle/ruck/maul: 6 (Habana, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis 2, Botha, Rossouw)
There was a penalty against Jean de Villiers but the reasons for it were unclear.
Tackle/ruck/maul: 7 (Whitelock** 2, Thomson* 3)
Offside: 2 (Thomson*, Williams)
Scrum: 1 (Afoa*)
New Zealand missed a penalty kick at goal.
This gives the number of penalties at ruck/tackle as a fraction of the total number of penalties: 13/17 - 76%
(In Round 1 it was 74%, in Round 2 56%, in Round 3 67%, in Round 4 66%)
Getting possession - line-outs, scrums, free-kicks, drop-outs
In this section the figures represent the number of times you get to play with the ball.
Line-outs: 8 (1 lost)
Scrums: 9 (3 reset, 3 collapses, 1 penalty, 1 free kick)
Free-kicks: 1 (scrum)
Line-outs: 15 (1 lost, 2 quick)
Scrums: 8 (2 reset)
Free-kicks: 1 (mark)
Stoppages (total of line-outs, scrums with resets, free kicks, penalties, drop-outs): 67
Stoppages in previous Tri-Nations matches
Australia vs South Africa: 65
New Zealand vs South Africa: 70
New Zealand vs Australia: 62
Australia vs South Africa: 71
Ball in play
These stats are provided by Jan Taljaard.
South Africa vs New Zealand (George Clancy):
19 minutes 32 seconds + 18 minutes 52 seconds = 38 minutes 24 seconds
This was the second highest that we have those weekend. The highest was at Newlands when Western Province played the Golden Lions with Marius Joubert referee. There the ball was in play for 40 minutes 51 seconds. When Ireland played France (Craig Joubert) the ball was in play for 34 minutes 59 seconds.
The average since 20000 for this sort of match is 33 minutes 30 seconds.
Ball-in-play time for previous Tri-Nations matches
Australia vs South Africa (Pollock): 35 minutes 0 seconds
New Zealand vs South Africa (Rolland): 32 minutes 59 seconds
New Zealand vs Australia (Joubert): 36 minutes 6 seconds
South Africa vs Australia (Bryce Lawrence): 32 minutes 54 seconds
This is the number of tries each team scored.
South Africa: 0
New Zealand: 1 (Kahui)
Tries in previous Tri-Nations matches
Australia vs South Africa: 5 + 2 = 7
New Zealand vs South Africa: 6 + 1 = 7
New Zealand vs New Zealand: 3 + 2 = 5
South Africa vs Australia: 0 + 1 = 1
South Africa vs New Zealand: 0 + 1 = 1
This gives the ratio of tries scored to penalties scored by each team:
South Africa: 0/5
New Zealand: 1/0
The ratio of tries scored to penalties goaled is 1/5
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