2006 Australian Provincial Championship

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The 2006 Australian Provincial Championship (APC), held in September, was the inaugural season of a competition between Australia's four Super 14 rugby union sides. Following a round robin phase, a final was held between the two top sides, with the Brumbies victorious over the Queensland Reds.

Table[edit]

Pos  Name Pld W D L F A +/- BP Pts
1 Brumbies 3 2 0 1 58 43 15 1 9
2 Queensland Reds 3 2 0 1 65 68 -3 1 9
3 Western Force 3 1 0 2 75 72 3 2 6
4 New South Wales Waratahs 3 1 0 2 71 86 -15 2 6

Table notes[edit]

  • Pos = Table Position
  • Pld = Played
  • W = Win (Worth 4 points)
  • D = Draw (Worth 2 points)
  • L = Loss (Worth 0 points)
  • F = For (Total points scored)
  • A = Against (Total points scored against)
  • +/- = Points difference (The total of For minus Against points)
  • BP = Bonus Point (Teams can score additional bonus points by certain scenarios. 1 Bonus point will be awarded to any team that scores 4 tries or more regardless of win/loss/draw. A bonus point will be awarded to the losing side if the loss is by 7 points or less. It is possible to receive 2 (two) bonus points in loss.)
  • Pts = Progressive points tally

Tiebreaker rules[edit]

At the end of the regular season, the two top teams will advance to the final. However, if one or more teams finish on the same number of points, tiebreakers will be applied in the following order:

  1. Differential between points scored and allowed in the round-robin phase.
  2. Head-to-head result(s) between the tied team(s).
  3. Number of tries scored in the round-robin phase.

Draw[edit]

All kick-off times are local (AEST)

Round One[edit]

19:00 2006-09-08
Brumbies 14–13 Waratahs
Tries: James McCormick
Pen: Julian Huxley (3)
Tries: Penalty
Con: Peter Hewat
Pens: Peter Hewat (2)
Viking Park, Canberra[1]
Attendance: approx. 3000[2]
Referee: Paul Marks

16:00 2006-09-09
Reds 6–32 Force
Pen: Andrew Brown (2) Tries: Brett Stapleton (2), Brendan Cannon, Haig Sare
Con: Scott Daruda (2)
Pen: Scott Daruda
Ballymore, Brisbane[1][3]
Attendance: 3,025[4]
Referee: TBD

Round Two[edit]

19:00 2006-09-15
Brumbies 25–10 Force
Tries: Francis Fainifo 2, James McCormack,
Con: Julian Huxley (2)
Pen: Julian Huxley
Tries: Brett Stapleton,
Con: Scott Daruda
1 pen
Viking Park, Canberra[1]
Referee: B. Bowden

15:00 2006-09-17
Waratahs 17–39 Reds
Tries: Adam Frier, Daniel Halangahu
Con: Peter Hewat
Pen: Peter Hewat
Tries: Calaeb Brown 3, James Horwill, Henari Veratau, John Dart
Con: Lloyd Johansson 3
Pen: Lloyd Johansson
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford[1]
Attendance: 3,065
Referee: M. Goddard

Round Three[edit]

15:00 2006-09-23
Waratahs 41–33 Force
Tries: T Davidson, B Robinson, M Turinui, B Jacobs, P Hewat (2)
Con: D Halangahu (2), P Hewat (2)
Pen: Pens: P Hewat
Tries: S Daruda, M Henjak, T McIssac, C Sheperd (2)
Con: S Daruda (4)
Carrington Park, Bathurst[1]
Attendance: 4,323
Referee: TBD

16:00 2006-09-23
Reds 20–19 Brumbies
Tries: Ben Tune, Henari Veratau
Con: Lloyd Johansson (2)
Pen: Lloyd Johansson (2)
Tries: John Tawake, Al Campbell
Pen: Julian Huxley (3)
Ballymore, Brisbane[1]
Referee: TBD

Final[edit]

19:00 2006-09-29
Brumbies 42–17 Reds
Tries: Tim Curran (2), Francis Fainifo, Tim Wright, Alister Campbell,
Julian Huxley
Con: Julian Huxley (6)
Tries: John Dart, Caleb Brown
Con: Andrew Brown (2)
Pen: Lloyd Johansson
Viking Park, Canberra
Attendance: 3500
Referee: Matt Goddard

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2006 APC (Australian Provincial Championship)". nswrugby.com.au. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 10 August 2006. 
  2. ^ "Brumbies understudies shine in spotlight". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 9 September 2006. 
  3. ^ "Reds suffer early APC set-back". Scrum.com. Retrieved 10 September 2006. 
  4. ^ "Reds suffer APC setback". Queensland Rugby Union. Retrieved 9 September 2006.