It was certainly a resounding victory for the All Blacks against the Springboks on the weekend.
Some of the key statistics that show the All Blacks’ dominance are:
- the All Blacks won 100% of their lineouts while the Springboks could manage just 77%;
- the All Blacks conceded one scrum through a penalty but still won 92% on their own feed while the Springboks conceded one though a penalty and lost one outright for only 71% on their own feed; and
- the All Blacks won 9 of the Springboks’ breakdowns leading to only 87% retained by the Springboks while the All Blacks conceded just 3 and retained 96%.
Losing your own ball at set pieces and the breakdown makes it very hard to compete and that certainly applied to the Springboks.
The possession statistics suggest the game was closer than it was. The All Blacks took the ball into 80 breakdowns and the Springboks weren’t far behind with 71. However, the Springboks were simply recycling the ball and going nowhere in attack.
The All Blacks’ defence was solid. I had them missing only 9 tackles while they made 118, earning a tackle completion rate of 93%.
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