The last match of the 2011 between Australia and New Zealand was a fine match with splendid tries, lots of continuity and a result not certain till the end. We give some stats for the match. The stoppages and ball in play time tell you that it was a splendid match. There are also some totals - like who was the most penalised player.
Australia vs New Zealand, 25-20, which means Australia won the Tri-Nations
There were no cards this week.
That means that in six rounds of the 2011 Tri-Nations there was not one sanctionary card.
Cited and suspended
Quade Cooper was cited for kneeing Richie McCaw in the face but he was not suspended. This was the only citing in the 2011 Tri-Nations.
In this section we record the times a team was penalised.
Australia vs New Zealand
Total number of penalties: 15
New Zealand: 7
The reasons for the penalties were as follows:
* = points conceded
Tackle/ruck/maul: 6 (Pocock, Horwill 2, Elsom, Simmons, Toeava)
Scrum: 1 (Alexander)
Offside: 1 (Horwill*)
Tackle/ruck/maul: 5 (McCaw 3, Read, Williams)
Discipline: 2 (Nonu* - man without ball; Toeava - obstruction)
Australia missed a penalty kick at goal.
This gives the number of penalties at ruck/tackle as a fraction of the total number of penalties: 11/15 - 73%
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: 9 (2 lost)
Scrums: 6 (1 resets, 3 collapses, 1 wheel, 1 free kick)
Free-kicks: 1 (scrum)
Line-outs: 11 (1 quick)
Scrums: 6 (2 collapses, 1 penalty)
Stoppages (total of line-outs, scrums with resets, free kicks, penalties, drop-outs): 50
The number of stoppages is remarkably low.
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
South Africa vs New Zealand, 67
Ball in play
These stats are provided by Jan Taljaard.
Australia vs New Zealand (Barnes):
19 minutes 49 seconds + 19 minutes 46 seconds = 39 minutes 35 seconds
This is remarkably high. The average since 2000 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
South Africa vs New Zealand (Clancy): 38 minutes 24 seconds
This is the number of tries each team scored.
Australia: 3 (Genia, Samo, Beale)
New Zealand: 2 (Smith, Nonu)
Tries in previous Tri-Nations matches
Australia vs South Africa: 5 + 2 = 7
New Zealand vs South Africa: 6 + 1 = 7
New Zealand vs Australia: 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:
New Zealand: 2/2
The ratio of tries scored to penalties goaled is 4/10
Tries per Country
Australia: 5 + 2 + 1 + 3 = 11
New Zealand: 6 + 3 + 1 + 2 = 12
South Africa: 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 = 3
Penalties conceded per Country
Australia: 11 + 8 + 12 + 8 = 39
New Zealand: 8 + 7 + 10 + 7 = 32
South Africa: 8 + 11 + 6 + 7 = 32
Most penalised players
It's a draw - Richie McCaw and James Horwill with eight each,
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