2005 Super 12 season

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2005 Super 12
Countries  Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Champions New Zealand Canterbury Crusaders (5th title)
Matches played 69
Top point scorer(s) Australia Peter Hewat (174)
(NSW Waratahs)
Top try scorer(s) New Zealand Rico Gear (15)
(Canterbury Crusaders)
2004 (Previous) (Next) 2006

The 2005 Super 12 season was the tenth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2005, 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 Canterbury Crusaders and New South Wales Waratahs at Jade Stadium, Christchurch. The Crusaders won 35 – 25 to win their fifth Super 12 title.

This was the final season of Super 12 before the expansion to Super 14 with the Western Force and Central Cheetahs.

Table[edit]

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 New Zealand Crusaders 11 9 0 2 459 281 178 8 45
2 Australia Waratahs 11 9 0 2 322 174 148 5 41
3 South Africa Bulls 11 7 0 4 301 229 72 6 34
4 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 8 0 3 281 248 33 2 34
5 Australia Brumbies 11 5 1 5 260 266 -6 7 29
6 New Zealand Chiefs 11 5 1 5 272 250 22 6 28
7 New Zealand Blues 11 6 0 5 243 216 27 3 27
8 New Zealand Highlanders 11 6 1 4 221 214 7 1 27
9 South Africa Stormers 11 3 1 7 215 320 -105 4 18
10 Australia Reds 11 3 0 8 185 282 -97 5 17
11 South Africa Cats 11 1 1 9 226 326 -100 7 13
12 South Africa Sharks 11 1 1 9 205 384 -179 5 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]

Grand final[edit]

Crusaders
FB 15 Leon MacDonald
RW 14 Rico Gear
OC 13 Caleb Ralph
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Scott Hamilton
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Justin Marshall
N8 8 Mose Tuiali'i
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Reuben Thorne
RL 5 Ross Filipo
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Greg Somerville
HK 2 Corey Flynn
LP 1 David Hewett
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tone Kopelani
PR 17 Campbell Johnstone
FL 18 Sam Broomhall
FL 19 Johnny Leo'o
FH 20 Jamie Nutbrown
CE 21 Andrew Mehrtens
CE 22 Casey Laulala
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
Waratahs
FB 15 Mat Rogers
RW 14 Peter Hewat
OC 13 Morgan Turinui
IC 12 Nathan Grey
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Lachlan MacKay
SH 9 Chris Whitaker(c)
N8 8 David Lyons
OF 7 Phil Waugh
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Justin Harrison
TP 3 Al Baxter
HK 2 Brendan Cannon
LP 1 Matt Dunning
Substitutions:
HK 16 Adam Freier
PR 17 Gareth Hardy
LK 18 Alex Kanaar
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles
SH 20 Chris O'Young
FH 21 Shaun Berne
CE 22 Cameron Shepherd
Coach:
Australia Ewen McKenzie

Player statistics[edit]

Leading try-scorers[edit]

Top 3 try scorers
Pos Name Tries Team
1 Rico Gear 15 Crusaders
2 Peter Hewat 10 Waratahs
3 Bryan Habana 9 Bulls

Leading point-scorers[edit]

Top 3 Point Scorers
Pos Name Points Team
1 Peter Hewat 174 NSW Waratahs
2 Daniel Carter 171 Crusaders
3 Jimmy Gopperth 139 Hurricanes

Notes and References[edit]

Further reading[edit]