2000 Super 12 season

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2000 Super 12
Countries  Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Champions New Zealand Crusaders (3rd title)
Matches played 69
Top point scorer(s) Australia Stirling Mortlock (194)
(ACT Brumbies)
Top try scorer(s) Australia Andrew Walker (13)
(ACT Brumbies)
1999 (Previous) (Next) 2001

The 2000 Super 12 season was the fifth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2000, 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 Crusaders and the Brumbies at Bruce Stadium, Canberra. The Crusaders won 20 – 19 to win their third consecutive 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 9 0 2 393 196 +197 9 45
2 New Zealand Crusaders 11 8 0 3 369 293 +76 7 39
3 New Zealand Highlanders 11 6 0 5 320 280 +40 8 32
4 South Africa Cats 11 7 0 4 320 334 -14 4 32
5 South Africa Stormers 11 6 1 4 298 276 +22 5 31
6 New Zealand Blues 11 6 0 5 300 262 +38 6 30
7 Australia Reds 11 6 0 5 317 305 +12 6 30
8 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 6 0 5 308 329 −29 5 29
9 Australia Waratahs 11 5 0 6 273 258 +15 5 25
10 New Zealand Chiefs 11 3 0 8 257 352 −95 8 20
11 South Africa 'Bulls 11 1 2 8 231 395 −164 3 11
12 South Africa Sharks 11 1 1 9 235 341 −106 3 9

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]

27 May 2000
Brumbies Australia 19 – 20 New Zealand Crusaders
Try: George Smith
Con: Stirling Mortlock
Pens: Stirling Mortlock (4)
Try: Ron Cribb
Pens: Andrew Mehrtens (5)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 28,753
Referee: Andre Watson South Africa
Brumbies
15 Andrew Walker
14 Joe Roff
13 Rod Kafer
12 Stirling Mortlock
11 Mark Bartholomeusz
10 Stephen Larkham
9 George Gregan(c)
8 Jim Williams
7 Ipolito Fenukitau
6 Brett Robinson (c)
5 Justin Harrison
4 David Giffin
3 Patricio Noriega
2 Jeremy Paul
1 Bill Young
Substitutes:
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
Crusaders
15 Leon MacDonald
14 Caleb Ralph
13 Daryl Gibson
12 Mark Robinson
11 Marika Vunibaka
10 Andrew Mehrtens
9 Ben Hurst
8 Ron Cribb
7 Reuben Thorne
6 Scott Robertson
5 Norm Maxwell
4 Todd Blackadder (c)
3 Greg Feek
2 Mark Hammett
1 Greg Somerville
Substitutions:
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Individual records[edit]

Top point scorers[edit]

Name Tries Convs Pens DGs Total
Stirling Mortlock 4 39 32 - 194
Andrew Mehrtens - 25 36 1 161
Willem de Waal 8 10 46
Peter Grant 10 5 35
Justin Peach 1 6 5 32

Top try scorers[edit]

Name Tries
Andrew Walker 13
Marika Vunibaka 11
Christian Cullen 10
Breyton Paulse 10
Caleb Ralph 8