2004 Super 12 season

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2004 Super 12
Countries  Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Champions Australia ACT Brumbies (2nd title)
Matches played 69
Top point scorer(s) New Zealand Dan Carter (201)
(Canterbury Crusaders)
Top try scorer(s) Australia Mark Gerrard (10)
(ACT Brumbies)
Australia Stirling Mortlock (10)
(ACT Brumbies)
2003 (Previous) (Next) 2005

The 2004 Super 12 season was the ninth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2004, 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 Brumbies and the Crusaders at Canberra Stadium. The Brumbies won 47 – 38 to win their second 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 8 0 3 408 269 +139 8 40
2 New Zealand Crusaders 11 7 0 4 345 303 +42 6 34
3 South Africa Stormers 11 7 0 4 286 260 +26 5 33
4 New Zealand Chiefs 11 7 0 4 274 251 +23 5 33
5 New Zealand Blues 11 6 1 4 337 309 +28 6 32
6 South Africa Bulls 11 5 1 5 302 320 -18 6 28
7 South Africa Sharks 11 5 0 6 267 305 -38 8 28
8 Australia Waratahs 11 5 0 6 342 274 +68 7 27
9 New Zealand Highlanders 11 4 1 6 299 347 -48 8 26
10 Australia Reds 11 5 0 6 217 246 -29 5 25
11 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 4 1 6 275 303 -28 5 23
12 South Africa Cats 11 1 0 10 294 459 -165 7 11

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]

15 May 2004
Canterbury Crusaders New Zealand 27 – 16 South Africa Stormers
Tries: Justin Marshall, Caleb Ralph

Con: Dan Carter
Pen: Dan Carter (5)

Tries: De Wet Barry

Con: Gaffie du Toit
Pen: Gaffie du Toit (3)

15 May 2004
ACT Brumbies Australia 32 – 17 New Zealand Waikato Chiefs
Tries: Stirling Mortlock, Mark Gerrard, Mark Chisholm, Radike Samo, Clyde Rathbone

Con: Joe Roff (2)
Pen: Joe Roff

Tries: Steven Bates, Lome Fa'atau

Con: Glen Jackson (2)
Pen: Glen Jackson

Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 23,191
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan

Grand final[edit]

22 May 2004
19:35
ACT Brumbies Australia 47 – 38 New Zealand Canterbury Crusaders
Tries: Mark Gerrard (3), Joe Roff (2), Matt Giteau, Jeremy Paul

Con: Joe Roff (6)

Tries: Richie McCaw, Aaron Mauger, Brad Thorn, Chris King, Casey Laulala, Dan Carter

Con: Dan Carter (4)

Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 28 753
Referee: South Africa Andre Watson
Brumbies
15 Joe Roff
14 Clyde Rathbone
13 Joel Wilson
12 Matt Giteau
11 Mark Gerrard
10 Stephen Larkham
9 George Gregan
8 Scott Fava
7 George Smith
6 Owen Finegan (c)
5 Radike Samo
4 Mark Chisholm
3 Nic Henderson
2 Jeremy Paul
1 Bill Young
Substitutes:
16 David Palavi
17 Guy Shepherdson
18 David Giffin
19 Jone Tawake
20 Matt Henjak
21 Mark Bartholomeusz
22 Lenny Beckett
Coach:
Australia David Nucifora
Crusaders
15 Ben Blair
14 Marika Vunibaka
13 Aaron Mauger
12 Dan Carter
11 Caleb Ralph
10 Cameron McIntyre
9 Justin Marshall
8 Sam Broomhall
7 Richie McCaw
6 Reuben Thorne (c)
5 Chris Jack
4 Brad Thorn
3 Greg Somerville
2 Tone Kopelani
1 David Hewett
Substitutions:
16 Corey Flynn
17 Chris King
18 Ross Filipo
19 Johnny Leo'o
20 Jamie Nutbrown
21 Andrew Mehrtens
22 Casey Laulala
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans