2009 Super 14 season

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2009 Super 14
Countries  Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Champions South Africa Bulls (2nd title)
Matches played 94
Attendance 1,737,178 (18,481 per match)
Tries scored 506 (5.38 per match)
Top point scorer(s) South Africa Morné Steyn (189)
(Bulls)
Top try scorer(s) New Zealand Ma'a Nonu (9)
(Hurricanes)
2008 (Previous) (Next) 2010

The 2009 Super 14 season kicked off in February 2009 with pre-season matches held from mid-January. It finished on 30 May, when the Bulls won their second Super Rugby title with a decisive 61–17 victory over the Waikato Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. The 2009 season was the fourth of the expansion, which led to the name change to the Super 14. The schedule, which covered 3½ months, featured a total of 94 matches, with each team playing one full round-robin against the 13 other teams, two semi-finals and a final. Every team received one bye over the 14 rounds.

Table[edit]

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 South Africa Bulls 13 10 0 3 338 271 +67 6 46
2 New Zealand Chiefs 13 9 0 4 338 236 +102 9 45
3 New Zealand Hurricanes 13 9 0 4 380 279 +101 8 44
4 New Zealand Crusaders 13 8 1 4 231 198 +33 7 41
5 Australia Waratahs 13 9 0 4 241 212 +29 5 41
6 South Africa Sharks 13 8 0 5 282 239 +43 6 38
7 Australia Brumbies 13 8 0 5 311 305 +6 6 38
8 Australia Western Force 13 6 1 6 328 275 +45 10 36
9 New Zealand Blues 13 5 0 8 339 369 −30 12 32
10 South Africa Stormers 13 5 0 8 235 249 −14 7 27
11 New Zealand Highlanders 13 4 0 9 254 269 −15 10 26
12 South Africa Lions 13 4 0 9 294 419 −125 9 25
13 Australia Reds 13 3 0 10 258 380 −122 7 19
14 South Africa Cheetahs 13 2 0 11 213 341 −128 3 11


Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

  • Todd Clever came off the bench for the Lions to become the first American ever to play in Super Rugby.

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]

Round 13[edit]

Round 14[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Akona Ndungane
CT 13 Jaco Pretorius
SF 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FF 10 Morné Steyn
HB 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Dewald Potgieter
BF 6 Deon Stegmann
RL 5 Victor Matfield (c)
LL 4 Bakkies Botha
TP 3 Werner Kruger
HK 2 Derick Kuun
LP 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
LP 17 Rayno Gerber
N8 18 Danie Rossouw
LF 19 Pedrie Wannenburg
HB 20 Heini Adams
FF 21 Burton Francis
RW 22 Marius Delport
Coach:
South Africa Frans Ludeke
FB 15 Mils Muliaina (c)
RW 14 Lelia Masaga
OC 13 Richard Kahui
IC 12 Callum Bruce
LW 11 Dwayne Sweeney
FH 10 Stephen Donald
SH 9 Toby Morland
N8 8 Sione Lauaki
OF 7 Tanerau Latimer
BF 6 Liam Messam
RL 5 Kevin O'Neill
LL 4 Craig Clarke
TP 3 James McGougan
HK 2 Aled de Malmanche
LP 1 Sona Taumalolo
Substitutes:
HK 16 Hika Elliot
PR 17 Joe Savage
LK 18 Toby Lynn
FL 19 Serge Lilo
SH 20 David Bason
FH 21 Mike Delany
WG 22 Sosene Anesi
Coach:
New Zealand Ian Foster

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television match official:
Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

This large win by the Bulls, is the highest winning score, and the highest winning margin ever in a Super 14 final.[47]

Player statistics[edit]

Leading try scorers[edit]

Top 10 try scorers
Pos Name Tries Pld Team
1 Ma'a Nonu 9 14 Hurricanes
2 Bryan Habana 8 11 Bulls
3= Cameron Shepherd 7 8 Western Force
3= Joe Rokocoko 7 10 Blues
3= Jano Vermaak 7 13 Lions
3= Isaia Toeava 7 13 Blues
3= Pierre Spies 7 15 Bulls
8= JP Pietersen 6 10 Sharks
8= Henno Mentz 6 11 Lions
8= Sitiveni Sivivatu 6 8 Chiefs
8= Tamati Ellison 6 11 Hurricanes
8= Anthony Tuitavake 6 11 Blues

Leading point scorers[edit]

Top 10 overall point scorers
Pos Name Points Pld Team
1 Morné Steyn 189 (1T, 32C, 29P, 11DG) 15 Bulls
2 Stephen Donald 141 (3T, 39C, 16P) 15 Chiefs
3 Matt Giteau 115 (3T, 26C, 15P, 1DG) 12 Western Force
4 Rory Kockott 110 (2T, 23C, 17P, 1DG) 11 Sharks
5 Jimmy Gopperth 104 (4T, 24C, 12P) 11 Blues
6 Andre Pretorius 95 (22C, 11P, 6DG) 10 Lions
7 Stirling Mortlock 81 (3T, 24C, 6P) 12 Brumbies
8 Mark Gerrard 74 (3T, 10C, 20P) 10 Brumbies
9 Peter Grant 67 (2T, 12C, 11P) 10 Stormers
10 Willie Ripia 65 (1T, 18C, 8P) 7 Hurricanes

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