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Brycy

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No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 12, 2013, 18:38:35

Pretty good for a player 'in decline'...way to show the young guns how it's done there King Ritchie...

 

Against France Richie McCaw was the top tackler with 17 tackles, five assists and no misses, followed by Kieran Read with 16 tackles, two assists and no misses, and Brodie Retallick with 15 tackles, five assists and just one miss. McCaw made a total of nine tackles and Read a total of 10 inside the All Blacks' 22.

 

Of the backs, Ben Smith was top tackler with nine tackles and one assist, followed by Aaron Smith with eight tackles, and Dan Carter, Ma'a Nonu, and Charles Piutau each with seven.

 

Nonu missed the most tackles for the All Blacks with a total of five, followed by Dane Coles with three, and Tony Wood[removed], Liam Messam, and Piutau with two misses each.

 

No surprise that McCaw was yet again the top player for breakdown arrivals, being in the first three players on 24 occasions. Retallick and Whitelock were the next busiest, both with 15 arrivals. McCaw was also the top ball carrier for the All Blacks with six carries for a gain of 25 metres.

 

There's hope yet for the Springboks as  -In losing to the All Blacks the French have now suffered their worst test run since 1981, having won just one of their last nine test matches. They have won only 40 percent of their test matches under coach Philippe Saint-Andre

 

 


Just_win

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 12, 2013, 18:55:07
Good post Brycy :) 

 


mozart

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 12, 2013, 19:06:23
He is a warrior....no doubt. One of the all time greats. 


Beeno1

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 12, 2013, 22:41:38
brycy one can only wonder where those stats came from. Mcaaaw was noted by his absence but I suppose the mcaaaw hype must continue. 

Some folks used to think matfield had a great game even when he was not in the team. The legend has to be kept alive by the deluded groupies. We had it all with wee matfield so one sees the signs again with wee mcaaaw. 

No matter how badly mcaaaw (like wee matfield) plays he cannot by definition have a bad game. Long may he continue in ab colours. 





Cloudy

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 13, 2013, 00:47:55
Long may he continue in AB colours....nice one beeno ;)


Just_win

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 13, 2013, 00:55:55
Yes, McCaw looks like he has evolved once again & now is mainly about defense. I will join you in  Chorus of "long may he reign" with Beeno - that will make 3 of us ;)


clevermike

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 13, 2013, 07:45:35

McCaw was always in my book a great loosie - but over the last two years here were a notable decrease in his performances - that was particularly clear in the  tests this year.

 

My statement as to the above are justified based on facts - not fiction.  I used the  ESPN stats and compared he figures of four tests played last year and the similar tests this year for comparison purposes:-

 

2012  tests

 

Ball carries    36   Meters gained  117 

Average gain per carry   =   3,25 meters 

 

Tackles made  49   Tackles missed 1

Missed tackle ratio         =    1,96%

 

2013 tests

 

Ball carries    32   Meters gained  43 

Average gain per carry   =   1,34 meters 

 

Tackles made  49   Tackles missed 10

Missed tackle ratio         =    16,95%

 

If the above stats does not indicate deterioration in performances then observers must be blind.  

 

He is still a very good loosie (better than anybody we have in SA)  - but he is less effective than he was a year ago.   When under pressure he was this year much more inclined to give penalties away than he was in the past.  


Beeno1

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 13, 2013, 08:59:48
ou maaaikie wee mcaaaw is barely vodacom standard. Please dont stroke the egoes of these meglomainiacal eogotistical kiwi bird brains. We need to bring a correct perspective to them. teacher smiley


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Brycy

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 13, 2013, 09:19:17

 ...and would'nt King Richie make a fantastic All Blacks coach in years to come...

 

...there's a vision for 2020. Sir Richie McCaw - All Blacks coach...

 

...gotta feeling he'll be tormenting South Africans for many years to come...note how i did'nt say kicking your yarpy butts that time Bean Brain...Brycy ever thoughtful and just too courteous sometimes... 


Just_win

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 13, 2013, 09:26:40
Yes Brycy, Sir Richie passing on his intricate knowledge of the rules of rugby - it only right & proper that he do so. I am sure Bok fans would appreciate this :angel:


Wardad

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RE: No surprises McCaw top tackler again ...
November 13, 2013, 12:27:49
 Beaner is professing his big boy crush on the Mighty Maccaw in a roundabout fashion ,but then love is a many faceted thing eh beaner ? 


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