1996 Chiefs season

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Chiefs
1996 season
Head coachBrad Meurant
CaptainRichard Turner
StadiumWaikato Stadium, Hamilton (Rugby Park)
Toll Stadium, Whangarei (Lowe Walker Stadium)
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Placing6th
RecordWon 6, Lost 5
Top try scorerAll: Eric Rush
Glen Osborne (4)
Top points scorerAll: Ian Foster (89)

1996 was the 1st year of the Super 12 Tournament and the Waikato Chiefs rugby team. They won 6 of their 11 games and finished 6th overall on the table, but they didn't make the playoffs. The team was coached by Brad Meurant and captain by Richard Turner.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Australia Queensland Reds 11 9 0 2 320 247 73 5 41
2 New Zealand Auckland Blues 11 8 0 3 408 354 54 9 41
3 South Africa Northern Transvaal 11 8 0 3 329 208 121 6 38
4 South Africa Natal Sharks 11 6 0 5 389 277 112 9 33
5 Australia ACT Brumbies 11 7 0 4 306 273 33 4 32
6 New Zealand Waikato Chiefs 11 6 0 5 291 269 22 4 28
7 Australia NSW Waratahs 11 5 0 6 312 290 22 8 28
8 New Zealand Otago Highlanders 11 5 0 6 329 391 −62 6 26
9 New Zealand Wellington Hurricanes 11 3 0 8 290 353 −63 5 17
10 South Africa Transvaal 11 3 0 8 228 299 −71 4 16
11 South Africa Western Province 11 3 1 7 251 353 −101 1 15
12 New Zealand Canterbury Crusaders 11 2 1 8 234 373 −139 2 13

Results[edit]

Squad[edit]

The Chiefs squad for the 1996 Super 12 season were:

1996 Chiefs squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Midfield

Wingers

Fullbacks

(c) denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped.

Player statistics[edit]

The Chiefs players' appearance and scoring statistics for the 1996 Super Rugby 12 are:

Player Apps Tries Cons Pens DGs Pts
Blair Larsen 10 1 - - - 5
Boyd Gillespie 7 - - - - -
Craig Stevenson 11 - - - - -
Dean Anglesey 3 1 - - - 5
Duane Monkley 9 1 - - - 5
Eric Rush 9 4 - - - 20
Frank Bunce 11 1 - - - 5
Glen Osborne 8 4 - - - 20
Glenn Taylor 3 - - - - -
Ian Foster 8 2 18 15 1 94
Ian Jones 11 3 - - - 15
Joeli Veitayaki 11 2 - - - 10
Liam Barry 6 - - - - -
Mark Cooksley 6 - - - - -
Milton Going 3 2 - - - 10
Norm Berryman 9 1 - - - 5
Paul Mitchell 7 2 - - - 10
Peter Woods 3 - - - - -
Richard Turner 9 2 - - - 10
Scott McLeod 6 1 - - - 5
Simon Crabb 5 1 - - - 5
Slade McFarland 6 - - - - -
Steve Gordon 2 - - - - -
Steve Moore 0 - - - - -
Steve Simpkins 3 - - - - -
Walter Little 7 1 - - - 5
Warren Burton 5 0 7 11 0 47
Warren Johnston 3 1 - - - 5
penalty try - 2 - - - 10
Total 11 32 25 26 1 291

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Waikato Chiefs 27-26 Canterbury Crusaders". South African Rugby Union. 3 March 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Queensland Reds 26-22 Waikato Chiefs". South African Rugby Union. 10 March 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Natal 63-25 Waikato Chiefs". South African Rugby Union. 17 March 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Transvaal 26-23 Waikato Chiefs". South African Rugby Union. 23 March 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Waikato Chiefs 44-17 Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 30 March 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Waikato Chiefs 26-18 ACT Brumbies". South African Rugby Union. 3 April 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Waikato Chiefs 17-9 Northern Transvaal". South African Rugby Union. 11 April 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Otago Highlanders 5-22 Waikato Chiefs". South African Rugby Union. 16 April 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Auckland Blues 39-31 Waikato Chiefs". South African Rugby Union. 20 April 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Waikato Chiefs 39-17 NSW Waratahs". South African Rugby Union. 28 April 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Waikato Chiefs 15-23 Wellington Hurricanes". South African Rugby Union. 4 May 1996. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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