2003 Super 12 season

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2003 Super 12
Countries  Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Champions New Zealand Auckland Blues (3rd title)
Matches played 69
Top point scorer(s) New Zealand Carlos Spencer (143)
(Auckland Blues)
Top try scorer(s) New Zealand Doug Howlett (12)
(Auckland Blues)
2002 (Previous) (Next) 2004

The 2003 Super 12 season was the eighth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2003, 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 Blues and the Crusaders at Eden Park, Auckland. The Blues won 21 – 17 to win their third 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 New Zealand Blues 11 10 0 1 393 185 +208 9 49
2 New Zealand Crusaders 11 8 0 3 360 263 +97 8 40
3 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 7 0 4 324 277 +47 7 35
4 Australia Brumbies 11 6 0 5 358 313 +45 7 31
5 Australia Waratahs 11 6 0 5 313 344 -31 7 31
6 South Africa Bulls 11 6 0 5 320 354 -34 5 30
7 New Zealand Highlanders 11 6 0 5 287 246 +41 5 29
8 Australia Reds 11 5 0 6 281 318 -37 6 26
9 South Africa Stormers 11 5 0 6 255 353 -98 3 23
10 New Zealand Chiefs 11 2 0 9 257 274 -17 9 17
11 South Africa Sharks 11 3 0 8 239 306 -67 5 17
12 South Africa Cats 11 2 0 9 259 398 -139 4 12

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]

16 May 2003
Canterbury Crusaders New Zealand 39 – 16 New Zealand Wellington Hurricanes
Jade Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 33,500
17 May 2003
Auckland Blues New Zealand 42 – 21 Australia ACT Brumbies
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 42,000

Grand final[edit]

24 May 2003
7.35pm
Auckland Blues New Zealand 21 – 17 New Zealand Canterbury Crusaders
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 47,000

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