Key stats from the All Blacks second test win over Wales

Israel Dagg celebrates scoring the opening try against Wales. Photo / Getty
Israel Dagg celebrates scoring the opening try against Wales. Photo / Getty

Cameron McMillan lists the key stats from the All Blacks second test win over Wales at Westpac Stadium.

40

The All Blacks have now won 40 straight tests on home soil going back to the 2009 defeat to the Springboks in Hamilton. Over the same timeframe South Africa have lost eight times at home, France 10, England 12, Ireland 12, Australia 13, Argentina 17, Scotland 20 and Wales 21.

2009

The All Blacks have not lost a series at home since 2009 when France took the Dave Gallaher Trophy on points differential. The 27-22 defeat in the first test of the two-test series in the last time New Zealand lost in June. The All Blacks have now gone 17 straight without losing a June test.

15

The win was the All Blacks 15th straight at Westpac Stadium going back to the 15-13 defeat to England in 2003. The next play at the Cake Tin on August 27 against the Wallabies.

16

Kieran Read was the top tackler for the All Blacks with 16. The next best was prop Joe Moody with 13 in 53 minutes.

138

The All Blacks made 138 tackles in the match, 54 more than Wales. Despite that Wales still made more missed tackles - New Zealand had 19 and Wales 28. Welsh centre Jonathan Davies made four tackles and missed five.

5

It was the fourth straight test at home that the All Blacks have scored five tries.

50

Israel Dagg and Ben Smith became the 47th and 48th All Blacks to play 50 tests - both scoring tries in the milestone match. Two more should join the 50 club next week with Brodie Retallick and Aaron Smith playing their 49th tests on Saturday night.

299

Aaron Cruden left the field injured, missing the chance to become the fourth New Zealand player to pass 300 test points. Of the three number 10s to reach 300, Cruden has the lowest average-points-per-test by a long way. Cruden averages just 7.7 points a test in 39 tests (25 starts). Dan Carter has the best scoring rate at 14.2 points a test.

0

Owen Franks has now played 80 test matches without scoring a try. He's now three tryless test shy of tying the record held by Italian prop Salvatore Perugini.

11

Kieran Read has now led the All Blacks in 11 wins to maintain a 100% win record as skipper. he has also played in 75 test wins, moving ahead of Sean Fitzpatrick into 13th place on the all-time list, 56 wins shy of Richie McCaw's record 131 wins.

- NZ Herald

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