2001 Super 12 season

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2001 Super 12
Countries  Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Champions Australia ACT Brumbies (1st title)
Matches played 69
Top point scorer(s) South Africa Louis Koen (157)
(Golden Cats)
Top try scorer(s) Australia Andrew Walker (8)
(ACT Brumbies)
Fiji Aisea Tuilevu (8)
(Otago Highlanders)
2000 (Previous) (Next) 2002

The 2001 Super 12 season was the sixth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2001, with each team playing all the others once. At the end of the regular season, the top four teams entered the playoff semi finals, with the first placed team playing the fourth and the second placed team playing the third. The winner of each semi final qualified for the final, which was contested by the ACT Brumbies and the Coastal Sharks at Bruce Stadium, Canberra. The ACT Brumbies won 36 – 6 to win their first Super 12 title.

Table[edit]

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Australia Brumbies 11 8 3 348 204 +144 8 40
2 South Africa Sharks 11 8 3 322 246 +76 6 38
3 South Africa Cats 11 7 4 285 244 +41 6 34
4 Australia Reds 11 6 5 300 277 +33 8 32
5 New Zealand Highlanders 11 6 5 284 295 −11 5 29
6 New Zealand Chiefs 11 6 5 301 330 −29 4 28
7 South Africa Stormers 11 5 6 278 285 −7 6 26
8 Australia Waratahs 11 5 6 306 302 +4 5 25
9 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 5 6 291 316 −25 5 25
10 New Zealand Crusaders 11 4 7 307 331 −55 7 23
11 New Zealand Blues 11 4 7 243 298 −55 4 20
12 South Africa Bulls 11 2 9 241 378 −137 3 11


Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Round 4[edit]

Round 5[edit]

Round 6[edit]

Round 7[edit]

Round 8[edit]

Round 9[edit]

Round 10[edit]

Round 11[edit]

Round 12[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

19 May 2001
Coastal Sharks South Africa 30 – 12 South Africa Golden Cats
19 May 2001
ACT Brumbies Australia 30 – 6 Australia Queensland Reds

Grand final[edit]

26 May 2001
ACT Brumbies 36 – 6 Coastal Sharks
Try: Roff (2), Giffin
Con: Walker (3)
Pen: Walker (5)
Pen: James (2)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 26,271
Referee: Paddy O'Brien New Zealand
Brumbies:
FB 15 Andrew Walker
RW 14 Graeme Bond
OC 13 James Holbeck
IC 12 Rod Kafer
LW 11 Joe Roff
FH 10 Stephen Larkham
SH 9 George Gregan(c)
N8 8 Jim Williams
OF 7 George Smith
BF 6 Peter Ryan
RL 5 David Giffin
LL 4 Justin Harrison
TP 3 Ben Darwin
HK 2 Jeremy Paul
LP 1 Bill Young
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tom Murphy
PR 17 Matt Weaver
FL 18 David Pusey
FL 19 Radike Samo
FH 20 Travis Hall
CE 21 Craig McMullen
CE 22 Mark Bartholomeusz
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
Sharks:
FB 15 Ricardo Loubscher
RW 14 Stefan Terblanche
OC 13 Deon Kayser
IC 12 Trevor Halstead
LW 11 Justin Swart
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Craig Davidson
N8 8 AJ Venter--
OF 7 Charl van Rensburg
BF 6 Warren Britz
RL 5 Mark Andrews (c)
LL 4 Albert van den Berg
TP 3 Etienne Fynn
HK 2 John Smit
LP 1 Ollie le Roux
Substitutions:
HK 16 Lukas Van Biljon
PR 17 Brent Moyle
LK 18 Shawn Sowerby
N8 19 Brad McLeod-Henderson
SH 20 Hentie Martens
FH 21 Gaffie du Toit
CE 22 Andre Snyman
Coach:
South Africa Rudolf Straeuli

Top scorers[edit]