2013 Super Rugby season

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2013 Super Rugby season
CountriesAustralia (5 teams)
New Zealand (5 teams)
South Africa (5 teams)
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsChiefs (2nd title)
Matches played125
Attendance2,547,183 (20,377 per match)
Tries scored596 (4.77 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Morné Steyn (248)
Top try scorer(s)Frank Halai (10)
Official websiteOfficial website
2012 (Previous) (Next) 2014
Bulls vs. Brumbies in the semifinals, 27 July 2013

The 2013 Super Rugby season was the third season of the new 15-team format for the Super Rugby competition involving teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The tournament was won by the Chiefs, who defeated the Canberra-based Brumbies 27–22 in the competition final. For sponsorship reasons, this competition is known as FxPro Super Rugby in Australia, Investec Super Rugby in New Zealand and Vodacom Super Rugby in South Africa. Including the past incarnations as Super 12 and Super 14, this was the 18th season of the Southern Hemisphere's premier domestic competition. Conference matches took place every weekend from 15 February until 13 July – with a break between rounds 17 and 18 for internationals games – followed by the play-offs series that culminated in the final on 3 August.

The 2013 season saw the Southern Kings of South Africa enter the competition for the first time, having replaced the under-performing Lions.[1] The Kings achieved three victories in their inaugural tournament, but finished last following the regular season, and were defeated by the Lions in a two-leg play-off for a position in the South African conference for the 2014 season.

Competition format[edit]

Covering 25 weeks, the schedule featured a total of 125 matches. The 15 teams were grouped by geography, labelled the Australian Conference, New Zealand Conference and the South African Conference. The regular season consisted of two types of matches:[2]

  • Internal Conference Matches – Each team played the other four teams in the same conference twice, home and away.
  • Cross Conference Matches – Each team played four teams of the other two conferences away, and four teams of the other two conferences home, thus missing out on two teams (one from each of the other conferences). Each team played two home and two away games against teams from each of the other countries, making a total of eight cross conference games for each team.

The top team of each conference, plus the next top three teams in table points regardless of conference (wild card teams), moved on to the finals. The top two conference winners, based on table points, received first-round byes. In the first round of the finals, the third conference winner was the #3 seed and hosted the wild card team with the worst record, and the best wild card team hosted the second-best wild card team. In the semi-finals, the #2 conference winner hosted the higher surviving seed from the first round, and the #1 conference winner hosted the other first-round winner. The final is hosted by the top remaining seed.[3]

In addition, a two-legged promotion/relegation play-off took place at the end of the season between the bottom team in the South African Conference and the Lions, with the winner qualifying for Super Rugby in 2014.

Standings[edit]

Australia Australian Conference
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Brumbies 18 10 2 4 2 430 295 +135 43 31 5 3 60
2 Reds 18 10 2 4 2 321 296 +25 31 23 4 2 58
3 Waratahs 18 8 0 8 2 411 371 +40 45 34 1 4 45
4 Rebels 18 5 0 11 2 382 515 −133 44 65 4 5 37
5 Force 18 4 1 11 2 267 366 −99 26 34 0 5 31
New Zealand New Zealand Conference
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Chiefs 18 12 0 4 2 458 364 +94 50 38 8 2 66
2 Crusaders 18 11 0 5 2 446 307 +139 44 31 5 3 60
3 Blues 18 6 0 10 2 347 364 −17 40 36 6 6 44
4 Hurricanes 18 6 0 10 2 386 457 −71 41 49 4 5 41
5 Highlanders 18 3 0 13 2 374 496 −122 40 55 4 5 29
South Africa South African Conference
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Bulls 18 12 0 4 2 448 330 +118 41 34 5 2 63
2 Cheetahs 18 10 0 6 2 382 358 +24 38 32 2 4 54
3 Stormers 18 9 0 7 2 346 292 +54 30 18 1 5 50
4 Sharks 18 8 0 8 2 384 305 +79 40 31 3 5 48
5 Southern Kings 18 3 1 12 2 298 564 −266 27 69 2 0 24
Overall Standings
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 New Zealand Chiefs 18 12 0 4 2 458 364 +94 50 38 8 2 66
2 South Africa Bulls 18 12 0 4 2 448 330 +118 41 34 5 2 63
3 Australia Brumbies 18 10 2 4 2 430 295 +135 43 31 5 3 60
4 New Zealand Crusaders 18 11 0 5 2 446 307 +139 44 31 5 3 60
5 Australia Reds 18 10 2 4 2 321 296 +25 31 23 4 2 58
6 South Africa Cheetahs 18 10 0 6 2 382 358 +24 38 32 2 4 54
7 South Africa Stormers 18 9 0 7 2 346 292 +54 30 18 1 5 50
8 South Africa Sharks 18 8 0 8 2 384 305 +79 40 31 3 5 48
9 Australia Waratahs 18 8 0 8 2 411 371 +40 45 34 1 4 45
10 New Zealand Blues 18 6 0 10 2 347 364 −17 40 36 6 6 44
11 New Zealand Hurricanes 18 6 0 10 2 386 457 −71 41 49 4 5 41
12 Australia Rebels 18 5 0 11 2 382 515 −133 44 65 4 5 37
13 Australia Force 18 4 1 11 2 267 366 −99 26 34 0 5 31
14 New Zealand Highlanders 18 3 0 13 2 374 496 −122 40 55 4 5 29
15 South Africa Southern Kings 18 3 1 12 2 298 564 −266 27 69 2 0 24

Source: sanzarrugby.com

Legend:

Conference leaders, qualify to finals.
Wildcard teams, qualify to finals.
Qualifies to relegation play-offs.
  • Rnd = Round Completed (Games Played plus Byes), W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Bye = Number of Byes, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points, Q = Qualification

Points breakdown:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 4 points for a bye (this does not apply to teams not scheduled to play in split rounds, e.g. New Zealand and South African teams in the Australian-only Round 1).
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
  • 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

The Overall Standings classification system:[4]

  • Three Conference Winners/Leaders in log points order
  • Three Wildcard teams in log points order
  • The remaining nine teams in log points order
  • When teams are level on log points, they are sorted by:
    • number of games won
    • overall points difference
    • number of tries scored
    • overall try difference

Round-by-round[edit]

Team Progression – 2013 Super Rugby season
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20
Chiefs N/A 5
(4th)
10
(2nd)
12
(3rd)
17
(2nd)
21
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
29
(1st)
29
(2nd)
30
(5th)
35
(2nd)
40
(2nd)
44
(2nd)
48
(1st)
52
(1st)
56
(1st)
56
(2nd)
61
(1st)
61
(2nd)
66
(1st)
Bulls N/A 4
(5th)
9
(3rd)
13
(2nd)
13
(3rd)
14
(7th)
15
(10th)
19
(9th)
23
(7th)
28
(3rd)
32
(3rd)
37
(3rd)
41
(3rd)
46
(2nd)
50
(2nd)
54
(2nd)
54
(3rd)
59
(2nd)
63
(1st)
63
(2nd)
Brumbies 4
(1st)
9
(1st)
13
(1st)
18
(1st)
23
(1st)
23
(1st)
27
(1st)
29
(2nd)
33
(1st)
35
(1st)
40
(1st)
41
(1st)
45
(1st)
46
(3rd)
50
(3rd)
54
(3rd)
59
(1st)
59
(3rd)
59
(3rd)
60
(3rd)
Crusaders N/A 4
(9th)
4
(11th)
6
(9th)
11
(7th)
16
(5th)
20
(5th)
21
(8th)
22
(9th)
26
(9th)
30
(7th)
34
(7th)
38
(6th)
42
(5th)
42
(6th)
46
(6th)
46
(6th)
51
(5th)
56
(4th)
60
(4th)
Reds 0
(15th)
4
(8th)
8
(6th)
12
(5th)
13
(5th)
17
(4th)
22
(4th)
26
(4th)
31
(4th)
33
(4th)
37
(4th)
39
(4th)
44
(4th)
44
(4th)
45
(5th)
50
(4th)
54
(4th)
54
(4th)
54
(5th)
58
(5th)
Cheetahs N/A 1
(11th)
1
(15th)
5
(13th)
9
(9th)
13
(9th)
18
(6th)
22
(6th)
23
(6th)
27
(6th)
31
(6th)
35
(6th)
36
(7th)
40
(7th)
45
(4th)
46
(6th)
46
(5th)
46
(6th)
50
(6th)
54
(6th)
Stormers N/A 0
(13th)
1
(12th)
5
(10th)
9
(10th)
14
(8th)
15
(11th)
16
(11th)
20
(11th)
24
(11th)
28
(10th)
29
(10th)
30
(10th)
30
(11th)
34
(11th)
38
(11th)
38
(11th)
42
(10th)
46
(7th)
50
(7th)
Sharks N/A 4
(6th)
8
(5th)
12
(4th)
12
(6th)
17
(3rd)
21
(3rd)
25
(3rd)
26
(3rd)
27
(7th)
28
(8th)
29
(9th)
29
(11th)
33
(10th)
34
(11th)
38
(10th)
38
(10th)
42
(9th)
43
(10th)
48
(8th)
Waratahs 4
(5th)
4
(10th)
8
(8th)
8
(8th)
9
(13th)
13
(11th)
17
(8th)
17
(10th)
21
(10th)
25
(10th)
25
(11th)
30
(8th)
34
(8th)
38
(8th)
39
(8th)
40
(8th)
44
(7th)
44
(7th)
44
(8th)
45
(9th)
Blues N/A 5
(2nd)
10
(4th)
11
(6th)
15
(4th)
16
(6th)
17
(9th)
22
(7th)
27
(5th)
31
(2nd)
32
(5th)
36
(5th)
41
(5th)
41
(6th)
42
(7th)
43
(7th)
43
(8th)
44
(8th)
44
(9th)
44
(10th)
Hurricanes N/A 0
(15th)
1
(13th)
5
(11th)
9
(8th)
13
(10th)
18
(7th)
23
(5th)
23
(8th)
27
(8th)
28
(9th)
28
(11th)
33
(9th)
34
(9th)
38
(9th)
39
(9th)
39
(9th)
39
(11th)
41
(11th)
41
(11th)
Rebels 4
(4th)
4
(7th)
5
(9th)
5
(12th)
9
(12th)
9
(13th)
9
(13th)
14
(12th)
15
(14th)
19
(12th)
20
(12th)
22
(12th)
24
(12th)
28
(12th)
32
(12th)
32
(12th)
32
(12th)
32
(12th)
32
(12th)
37
(12th)
Force 1
(6th)
1
(12th)
1
(14th)
5
(14th)
9
(11th)
9
(12th)
10
(12th)
11
(13th)
15
(12th)
16
(13th)
16
(13th)
18
(13th)
19
(14th)
19
(14th)
23
(14th)
27
(13th)
27
(13th)
27
(13th)
27
(13th)
31
(13th)
Highlanders N/A 0
(14th)
4
(10th)
4
(15th)
5
(15th)
5
(15th)
6
(15th)
6
(15th)
6
(15th)
6
(15th)
10
(15th)
14
(15th)
16
(15th)
16
(15th)
17
(15th)
22
(15th)
22
(15th)
22
(15th)
27
(14th)
29
(14th)
Southern Kings N/A 4
(3rd)
8
(7th)
8
(7th)
8
(14th)
8
(14th)
8
(14th)
11
(14th)
15
(13th)
15
(14th)
15
(14th)
15
(14th)
20
(13th)
24
(13th)
24
(13th)
24
(14th)
24
(14th)
24
(14th)
24
(15th)
24
(15th)

The table above shows a team's progression throughout the season.
For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets.

Note: Due to the Lions tour, only Australian teams will play in Rounds 1 and 17 and only New Zealand and South African teams in Rounds 18 and 19.
Therefore, until the completion of Round 19, Australian teams will have played more games and will be in an artificially higher position.
Key: win draw loss bye no game

Regular season[edit]

The results of the season were as follows:

Round 1[edit]

15 February 2013 Rebels 30–23 Force AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Ged Robinson Try 33'
Hugh Pyle Try 46'
Richard Kingi Try 63'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 34'47'64' (3/3)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 38'53'75' (3/3)
Cards: Scott Higginbotham Temporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22' to 32'
Scoreboard[5] Try: Alfie Mafi Try 27'50'
Richard Brown Try 67'
Con: Kyle Godwin Kick 71' (1/3)
Pen: Kyle Godwin Kick 6'23' (2/3)
Cards: Chris Alcock Temporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58' to 68'
Alby Mathewson Temporarily suspended from 62' to 73' 62' to 73'
Attendance: 11,902
Referee: Australia Angus Gardner
16 February 2013 Brumbies 24–6 Reds Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Jesse Mogg Try 9'80'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Ian Prior Kick 81' (1/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano (0/2)
Nic White Kick 37'75' (2/3)
Jesse Mogg Kick 51'58' (2/3)
Scoreboard[6] Pen: Mike Harris Kick 3'25' (2/5)
Attendance: 17,058
Referee: Australia Andrew Lees
Bye/s: Waratahs. No games: Blues, Bulls, Cheetahs, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Southern Kings, Sharks, Stormers

Round 2[edit]

22 February 2013 Highlanders 27–41 Chiefs Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Ben Smith Try 12'
Hosea Gear Try 38'
Kade Poki Try 48'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 13'39'49' (3/3)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 44'57' (2/3)
Scoreboard[7] Try: Tim Nanai-Williams Try 15'65'
Patrick Osborne Try 46'
Asaeli Tikoirotuma Try 61'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 16'62'66' (3/4)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 4'21'25'70'74' (5/5)
Attendance: 17,611
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
22 February 2013 Rebels 13–30 Brumbies AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 18'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 18' (1/1)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 14'33' (2/4)
Cards: Jarrod Saffy Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79'
Scoreboard[8] Try: Jesse Mogg Try 4'
Clyde Rathbone Try 35'
Ben Mowen Try 61'
Robbie Coleman Try 74'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 5'62' (2/4)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 44'56' (2/2)
Attendance: 12,092
Referee: Australia James Leckie
22 February 2013 Bulls 25–17 Stormers Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Chiliboy Ralepelle Try 68'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 68' (1/1)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 6'27'34'46'57'61' (7/7)
Scoreboard[9] Try: Jean de Villiers Try 50'
Andries Bekker Try 77'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 51'78' (2/2)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick (0/4)
Joe Pietersen Kick 54' (1/1)
Attendance: 44,772
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
23 February 2013 Hurricanes 20–34 Blues Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Julian Savea Try 25'
Penalty try Try 55'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 26'55' (2/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 8'18' (2/2)
Scoreboard[10] Try: Frank HalaiTry 20'75'
Charles Piutau Try 48'
Rene Ranger Try 70'
Con: Piri Weepu Kick 76' (1/4)
Pen: Piri Weepu Kick 4'40'60'80' (4/5)
Cards: Frank Halai Temporarily suspended from 55' to 65' 55' to 65'
Attendance: 10,672
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
23 February 2013 Reds 25–17 Waratahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40 Try: Dom Shipperley Try 6'
Ben Tapuai Try 10'74'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 7'11' (2/3)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 15'69' (2/3)
Scoreboard[11] Try: Israel Folau Try 47'
Ben Volavola Try 59'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 48'60' (2/2)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 3' (1/3)
Attendance: 35,801
Referee: New Zealand Chris Pollock
23 February 2013 Cheetahs 22–29 Sharks Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Philip van der Walt Try 10'
Lappies Labuschagné Try 59'
Johann Sadie Try 63'
Con: Johan Goosen Kick 60'64' (2/3)
Pen: Johan Goosen Kick 67' (1/3)
Scoreboard[12] Try: Lwazi Mvovo Try 29'
Marcell Coetzee Try 46'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 30'47' (2/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 21'26'28'50'77' (5/5)
Attendance: 20,412
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
23 February 2013 Southern Kings 22–10 Force Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
19:10 Try: Sergeal Petersen Try 14'59'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis (0/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 44'52'65'70' (4/5)
Scoreboard[13] Try: Alfie Mafi Try 28'
Pekahou Cowan Try 24'
Con: Kyle Godwin (0/1)
Sam Christie (0/1)
Pen: Kyle Godwin (0/1)
Cards: Hugh McMeniman Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63'
Attendance: 31,882
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
Bye/s: Crusaders

Round 3[edit]

1 March 2013 Blues 34–15 Crusaders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:30 Try: Steven Luatua Try 10'
Frank Halai Try 28'34'
Luke Braid Try 58'
George Moala Try 74'
Con: Piri Weepu Kick 35' (1/3)
Chris Noakes Kick 59' (1/1)
Baden Kerr Kick 75' (1/1)
Pen: Piri Weepu Kick 26' (1/3)
Scoreboard[14] Pen: Dan Carter Kick 4'24'37'40'45' (5/5)
Attendance: 31,014
Referee: New Zealand Chris Pollock
1 March 2013 Waratahs 31–26 Rebels Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:20 Try: Bernard Foley Try 58'
Michael Hooper Try 66'
Paddy Ryan Try 75'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 59'67' (2/2)
Bernard Foley (0/1)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 3'29'52'72' (4/5)
Cards: Tatafu Polota-Nau Temporarily suspended from 24' to 35' 24' to 35'
Scoreboard[15] Try: Ged Robinson Try 25'
Kurtley Beale Try 80'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 26'80' (2/2)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 8'19'37'69' (4/5)
Cards: Laurie Weeks Temporarily suspended from 48' to 59' 48' to 59'
Attendance: 11,206
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
1 March 2013 Reds 18–12 Hurricanes Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
20:20 Try: Digby Ioane Try 23'
Rob Simmons Try 49'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 50' (1/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 4'9' (2/2)
Scoreboard[16] Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 2'11'21'56' (4/7)
Drop: Beauden Barrett (0/1)
Attendance: 30,905
Referee: Australia Rohan Hoffmann
2 March 2013 Chiefs 45–3 Cheetahs Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Liam Messam Try 25'
Ben Afeaki Try 42'
Asaeli Tikoirotuma Try 64'
Gareth Anscombe Try 67'
Rhys Marshall Try 73'
Ben Tameifuna Try 79'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 26'43'65'68'74'80' (6/6)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 18' (1/1)
Scoreboard[17] Pen: Johan Goosen Kick 15' (1/4)
Attendance: 11,893
Referee: New Zealand Mike Fraser
2 March 2013 Bulls 36–26 Force Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05 Try: Morné Steyn Try 2'
Sampie Mastriet Try 44'
Jean Cook Try 71'
Werner Kruger Try 80'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 73'80' (2/4)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 18'34'40'69' (4/4)
Scoreboard[18] Try: Angus Cottrell Try 47'
Toby Lynn Try 56'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Kick 48'57' (2/2)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 27'30' (2/2)
Drop: Sias Ebersohn Kick 10'42' (2/3)
Attendance: 25,185
Referee: South Africa Jason Jaftha
2 March 2013 Sharks 12–6 Stormers Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
19:10 Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 42'53'55'60' (4/5)
Francois Steyn (0/1)
Scoreboard[19] Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 45'58' (2/2)
Drop: Elton Jantjies (0/1)
Attendance: 25,428
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
Bye/s: Brumbies, Highlanders, Southern Kings

Round 4[edit]

8 March 2013 Hurricanes 29–28 Crusaders Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Julian Savea Try 55'
Alapati Leiua Try 73'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 56'74' (2/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 7'33'36'39'68' (5/5)
Scoreboard[20] Try: Ryan Crotty Try 25'
Corey Flynn Try 46'
Israel Dagg Try 51'
Dan Carter Try 60'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 26'47'52'61' (4/4)
Drop: Dan Carter (0/1)
Attendance: 12,891
Referee: Australia Andrew Lees
8 March 2013 Rebels 13–23 Reds AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Lachlan Mitchell Try 40'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 40' (1/1)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 5'28' (2/5)
Scoreboard[21] Try: Ben Tapuai Try 16'
Nick Frisby Try 41'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 17'42'
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 3'59'79' (3/4)
Attendance: 13,179
Referee: Argentina Francisco Pastrana
9 March 2013 Highlanders 19–36 Cheetahs Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
19:35 Try: Kade Poki Try 26'44'72'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 27' (1/1)
Colin Slade Kick 73' (1/2)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (0/1)
Scoreboard[22] Try: Sarel Pretorius Try 20'34'
Robert Ebersohn Try 30'
Con: Johan Goosen Kick 21'31'35' (3/3)
Pen: Johan Goosen Kick 10'24'32'66'75' (5/5)
Attendance: 7,852
Referee: New Zealand Nick Briant
9 March 2013 Brumbies 35–6 Waratahs Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Ben Mowen Try 25'
Christian Lealiifano Try 33'
Henry Speight Try 72'
Robbie Coleman Try 78'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 34'73' (2/3)
Ian Prior Kick 79' (1/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 3'7'10' (3/3)
Cards: Sam Carter Temporarily suspended from 40' to 50' 40' to 50'
Ben Alexander Temporarily suspended from 70' to 80' 70' to 80'
Scoreboard[23] Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 15'40' (2/2)
Cards: Benn Robinson Yellow card 70'
Attendance: 20,027
Referee: New Zealand Jonathon White
9 March 2013 Stormers 36–34 Chiefs DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Gio Aplon Try 7'38'
Nic Groom Try 52'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 8'39'53' (3/3)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 3'15'26'33'60' (5/5)
Scoreboard[24] Try: Charlie Ngatai Try 16'56'
Tim Nanai-Williams Try 36'
Andrew Horrell Try 71'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 17'37'57'72' (4/4)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 11'46' (2/3)
Cards: Tawera Kerr-Barlow Temporarily suspended from 32' to 42' 32' to 42'
Nick Crosswell Yellow card 75'
Attendance: 37,178
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
9 March 2013 Southern Kings 12–21 Sharks Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
19:10 Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 31'57'63'71' (4/4)
Scoreboard[25] Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 6'14'25'54'61'80' (6/6)
Drop: Patrick Lambie Kick 40' (1/1)
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: South Africa Jason Jaftha
10 March 2013 Blues 21–28 Bulls Eden Park, Auckland  
16:05 Try: Charles Piutau Try 53'
Rene Ranger Try 76'
Con: Baden Kerr Kick 54' (1/1)
Marty McKenzie (0/1)
Pen: Baden Kerr Kick 3'13'44' (3/4)
Scoreboard[26] Try: Lionel Mapoe Try 18'
Akona Ndungane Try 23'
Arno Botha Try 56'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 19'57' (2/3)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 6'62'80' (3/4)
Drop: Morné Steyn (0/1)
Attendance: 25,112
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
Bye/s: Force

Round 5[edit]

15 March 2013 Highlanders 19–23 Hurricanes Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Hosea Gear Try 36'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 37' (1/1)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 16'29'47'58' (4/5)
Scoreboard[27] Try: Conrad Smith Try 8'
Ben Franks Try 32'
TJ Perenara Try 49'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 33' (1/3)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 66'71' (2/2)
Attendance: 14,339
Referee: Argentina Francisco Pastrana
15 March 2013 Waratahs 26–27 Cheetahs Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Peter Betham Try 26'
Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 40'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 27'40' (2/2)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 4'13'61'73' (4/6)
Scoreboard[28] Try: Robert Ebersohn Try 1'
Raymond Rhule Try 17'69'
Con: Johan Goosen Kick 2'18'70' (3/3)
Pen: Johan Goosen Kick 33'50' (2/3)
Attendance: 12,263
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
15 March 2013 Southern Kings 24–35 Chiefs Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
19:10 Try: Sergeal Petersen Try 39'
Jacques Engelbrecht Try 61'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 40' (1/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 14'28'66'72' (4/4)
Scoreboard[29] Try: Lelia Masaga Try 20'31'53'
Sam Cane Try 50'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 21'51'54' (3/4)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 10'17'79' (3/4)
Cards: Augustine Pulu Temporarily suspended from 60' to 70' 60' to 70'
Attendance: 31,803
Referee: South Africa Stuart Berry
16 March 2013 Crusaders 41–19 Bulls AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Robert Fruean Try 25'
Kieran Read Try 30'
Johnny McNicholl Try 40'
Tom Marshall Try 45'
Wyatt Crockett Try 61'
Willi Heinz Try 78'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 27'44'46'80' (4/6)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 7' (1/1)
Scoreboard[30] Try: Deon Stegmann Try 67'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 68' (1/1)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 21'34'38'42' (4/4)
Attendance: 14,400
Referee: New Zealand Chris Pollock
16 March 2013 Reds 12–19 Force Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40 Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 17'20'30'38' (4/5)
Cards: Eddie Quirk Temporarily suspended from 56' to 65' 56' to 65'
Scoreboard[31] Try: Alfie Mafi Try 31'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Kick 32' (1/1)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 3'22'57'69' (4/5)
Attendance: 26,709
Referee: Australia Angus Gardner
16 March 2013 Sharks 10–29 Brumbies Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
17:05 Try: Ryan Kankowski Try 52'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 53' (1/1)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 19' (1/1)
Scoreboard[32] Try: Jesse Mogg Try 5'
Joe Tomane Try 12'
Matt Toomua Try 23'
Henry Speight Try 35'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 6'24'36' (3/4)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 68' (1/1)
Attendance: 23,894
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
Bye/s: Blues, Rebels, Stormers

Round 6[edit]

22 March 2013 Chiefs 19–7 Highlanders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Tim Nanai-Williams Try 8'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 9' (1/1)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 3'25'61'69' (4/7)
Scoreboard[33] Try: Aaron Smith Try 20'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 21' (1/1)
Pen: Colin Slade (0/3)
Cards: Jarrad Hoeata Temporarily suspended from 23' to 34' 23' to 34'
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: New Zealand Jonathon White
23 March 2013 Crusaders 55–20 Southern Kings AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: George Whitelock Try 4'24'75'
Wyatt Crockett Try 13'
Willi Heinz Try 31'
Matt Todd Try 47'
Luke Whitelock Try 56'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 5'14'25'32'48' (5/5)
Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 56'76' (2/2)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 9'43' (2/2)
Scoreboard[34] Try: Wimpie van der Walt Try 40'
George Whitehead Try 79'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 40' (1/1)
George Whitehead Kick 80' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 2'21' (2/3)
Attendance: 13,515
Referee: Australia Rohan Hoffmann
23 March 2013 Reds 23–18 Bulls Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40 Try: Jonathan Lance Try 36'
Quade Cooper Try 53'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 37'54' (2/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 8'34'59' (3/5)
Cards: Jonathan Lance Temporarily suspended from 10' to 21' 10' to 21'
Scoreboard[35] Pen: Louis Fouche Kick 11'15'43'45'49' (5/6)
Morné Steyn Kick 71' (1/1)
Cards: Lionel Mapoe Temporarily suspended from 52' to 64' 52' to 64'
Attendance: 28,399
Referee: Australia James Leckie
23 March 2013 Force 10–19 Cheetahs nib Stadium, Perth  
18:45 Try: Winston Stanley Try 27'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Kick 28' (1/1)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn (0/2)
Jayden Hayward Kick 59' (1/2)
Drop: Kyle Godwin (0/1)
Scoreboard[36] Try: Willie le Roux Try 77'
Con: Riaan Smit Kick 78' (1/1)
Pen: Riaan Smit Kick 25'34'70'72' (4/4)
Attendance: 12,784
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
23 March 2013 Sharks 64–7 Rebels Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
17:05 Try: Louis Ludik Try 7'55'
Marcell Coetzee Try 23'
Jacques Botes Try 31'
Keegan Daniel Try 35'
Kyle Cooper Try 41'
Cobus Reinach Try 45'
Tendai Mtawarira Try 49'
Ryan Kankowski Try 51'
Riaan Viljoen Try 59'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 8'24' (2/4)
Meyer Bosman Kick 42'46'49'52'56' (5/6)
Pen: Patrick Lambie (0/2)
Cards: Cobus Reinach Temporarily suspended from 27' to 37' 27' to 37'
Scoreboard[37] Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 68'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 69' (1/1)
Cards: James O'Connor Temporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58' to 68'
Attendance: 20,147
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
23 March 2013 Stormers 35–22 Brumbies DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
19:10 Try: Gio Aplon Try 11'
Andries Bekker Try 22'38'
Gerhard van den Heever Try 74'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 12'39'75' (3/4)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 10'57'73' (3/4)
Scoreboard[38] Try: Henry Speight Try 28'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 29' (1/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 17'44'50'62'70' (5/5)
Attendance: 35,073
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
24 March 2013 Waratahs 30–27 Blues Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
16:05 Try: Drew Mitchell Try 6'
Israel Folau Try 47'
Bernard Foley Try 64'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 7' (1/1)
Bernard Foley Kick 48'65' (2/2)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 22' (1/1)
Bernard Foley Kick 70'81' (2/2)
Drop: Bernard Foley (0/1)
Scoreboard[39] Try: James Parsons Try 10'
Chris Noakes Try 28'
Charles Piutau Try 31'
Con: Chris Noakes Kick 11'29'32' (3/3)
Pen: Chris Noakes Kick 2'72' (2/3)
Attendance: 16,429
Referee: Argentina Francisco Pastrana
Bye/s: Hurricanes

Round 7[edit]

29 March 2013 Highlanders 33–34 Reds Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Elliot Dixon Try 19'
Hosea Gear Try 61'
Ma'a Nonu Try 67'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 20' (1/1)
Lima Sopoaga Kick 62'68' (2/2)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 10'16'40' (3/4)
Lima Sopoaga Kick 74' (1/1)
Cards: Andrew Hore Temporarily suspended from 28' to 39' 28' to 39'
Scoreboard[40] Try: James Hanson Try 6'
Liam Gill Try 25'
Jake Schatz Try 30'
Will Genia Try 54'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 7'26'31'55' (4/4)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 46'71' (2/4)
Attendance: 12,431
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
30 March 2013 Hurricanes 46–30 Southern Kings Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
16:35 Try: Ben May Try 3'
Conrad Smith Try 19'
TJ Perenara Try 30'
Jeremy Thrush Try 39'
Brad Shields Try 65'
Alapati Leiua Try 73'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 4'20'40'66'75' (5/6)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 11'73' (2/3)
Drop: Tusi Pisi (0/1)
Scoreboard[41] Try: Steven Sykes Try 17'
Ronnie Cooke Try 49'
Hannes Franklin Try 76'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 18'50' (2/2)
George Whitehead Kick 76' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 23'27'35' (3/4)
Attendance: 15,103
Referee: New Zealand Nick Briant
30 March 2013 Chiefs 23–16 Blues Baypark Stadium, Mount Maunganui  
19:35 Try: Ben Tameifuna Try 47'
Richard Kahui Try 63'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 48'64' (2/2)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 20'27'37' (3/4)
Drop: Aaron Cruden (0/1)
Cards: Bundee Aki Temporarily suspended from 8' to 19' 8' to 19'
Scoreboard[42] Try: George Moala Try 77'
Con: Baden Kerr Kick 78' (1/1)
Pen: Chris Noakes Kick 15'39'53' (3/4)
Attendance: 15,203
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
30 March 2013 Brumbies 23–20 Bulls Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Robbie Coleman Try 40'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Pen: Nic White (0/2)
Christian Lealiifano Kick 19'33'37'70'74'82' (6/6)
Scoreboard[43] Try: Jurgen Visser Try 49'
JJ Engelbrecht Try 78'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 50'79' (2/2)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 21'54' (2/3)
Cards: Morné Mellett Temporarily suspended from 64' to 74' 64' to 74'
Attendance: 13,735
Referee: New Zealand Jonathon White
30 March 2013 Cheetahs 34–16 Rebels Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Hennie Daniller Try 36'
Raymond Rhule Try 52'
Willie le Roux Try 65'
Johann Sadie Try 68'
Rayno Benjamin Try 73'
Con: Burton Francis Kick 37'53'69' (3/5)
Pen: Burton Francis Kick 14' (1/2)
Scoreboard[44] Try: Cadeyrn Neville Try 77'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 78' (1/1)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 23'28'58' (3/3)
Cards: Luke Jones Temporarily suspended from 67' to 77' 67' to 77'
Attendance: 14,993
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
30 March 2013 Stormers 14–19 Crusaders DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
19:10 Try: Siya Kolisi Try 15'
Con: Joe Pietersen (0/1)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 9'23'57' (3/3)
Cards: Duane Vermeulen Temporarily suspended from 54' to 66' 54' to 66'
Scoreboard[45] Try: Matt Todd Try 26'
Con: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 27' (1/1)
Pen: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 31'38'55'70' (4/5)
Attendance: 47,263
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert
31 March 2013 Waratahs 23–19 Force Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
16:05 Try: Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 47'
Con: Brendan McKibbin (0/1)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 11'18'22'29'33'42' (6/7)
Scoreboard[46] Try: Alfie Mafi Try 53'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Kick 54' (1/1)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 5'8'36'60' (4/5)
Drop: Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Cards: Salesi Ma'afu Temporarily suspended from 20' to 30' 20' to 30'
Attendance: 15,348
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
Bye/s: Sharks

Round 8[edit]

5 April 2013 Blues 29–18 Highlanders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Steven Luatua Try 20'
Angus Ta'avao Try 28'
Piri Weepu Try 59'70'
Con: Chris Noakes Kick 29'60' (2/3)
Baden Kerr Kick 71' (1/1)
Pen: Chris Noakes Kick 67' (1/3)
Cards: George Moala Temporarily suspended from 45' to 57' 45' to 57'
Scoreboard[47] Try: Ben Smith Try 9'
Phil Burleigh Try 63'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 10' (1/2)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 3'38' (2/3)
Cards: Ma'a Nonu Temporarily suspended from 19' to 29' 19' to 29'
Attendance: 16,489
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
5 April 2013 Brumbies 28–28 Southern Kings Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Henry Speight Try 12'
Joe Tomane Try 17'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/2)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 4'37'51'70'78' (5/5)
Nic White Kick 30' (1/3)
Scoreboard[48] Try: Schalk Ferreira Try 22'
Wimpie van der Walt Try 33'
Cornell du Preez Try 46'83'
Con: George Whitehead Kick 23'34'47' (3/3)
Demetri Catrakilis Kick 84' (1/1)
Pen: George Whitehead (0/1)
Cards: Schalk Ferreira Temporarily suspended from 67' to 78' 67' to 78'
Attendance: 12,063
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
5 April 2013 Sharks 21–17 Crusaders Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
19:10 Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 3'13'40'55'58'69'76' (7/7)
Scoreboard[49] Try: Andy Ellis Try 18'
Con: Tyler Bleyendaal (0/1)
Pen: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 8'37'46'62' (4/7)
Attendance: 29,347
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
6 April 2013 Hurricanes 41–29 Waratahs Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Julian Savea Try 13'55'
Reggie Goodes Try 44'
Motu Matu'u Try 52'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 14'53'56' (3/4)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 10'20'33'40'71' (5/6)
Scoreboard[50] Try: Bernard Foley Try 21'
Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 62'
Israel Folau Try 74'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 22' (1/1)
Bernard Foley (0/2)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 3'16'35'50' (4/4)
Attendance: 8,966
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
6 April 2013 Force 23–30 Rebels nib Stadium, Perth  
16:40 Try: Winston Stanley Try 33'
Will Tupou Try 59'
Patrick Dellit Try 66'
Con: Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Kyle Godwin Kick 60' (1/2)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 39'40' (2/4)
Scoreboard[51] Try: Hugh Pyle Try 8'
Jason Woodward Try 18'69'
Richard Kingi Try 49'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 19'70' (2/4)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 13'58' (2/3)
Attendance: 15,673
Referee: New Zealand Mike Fraser
6 April 2013 Cheetahs 26–24 Stormers Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Robert Ebersohn Try 20'
Sarel Pretorius Try 48'
Con: Burton Francis Kick 21'49' (2/2)
Pen: Burton Francis Kick 45'60'84' (3/4)
Drop: Burton Francis Kick 67' (1/2)
Scoreboard[52] Try: Juan de Jongh Try 32'38'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 39' (1/2)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 9'52'55'75' (4/4)
Attendance: 25,163
Referee: South Africa Stuart Berry
Bye/s: Bulls, Chiefs, Reds

Round 9[edit]

12 April 2013 Highlanders 19–30 Brumbies Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Aaron Smith Try 75'
Con: Hayden Parker Kick 76' (1/1)
Pen: Hayden Parker Kick 11'16'23'40' (4/4)
Scoreboard[53] Try: Henry Speight Try 3'
George Smith Try 31'
Joe Tomane Try 54'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 4'32'55' (3/3)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 6'48' (2/3)
Nic White Kick 44' (1/2)
Attendance: 11,835
Referee: New Zealand Chris Pollock
13 April 2013 Chiefs 23–31 Reds Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
16:35 Try: Bundee Aki Try 21'
Patrick Osborne Try 66'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 22'67' (2/2)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 16'43'57' (3/4)
Scoreboard[54] Try: Rod Davies Try 6'52'
Jake Schatz Try 27'
Quade Cooper Try 46'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 7'28'47'53' (4/4)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 60' (1/3)
Cards: Anthony Fainga'a Temporarily suspended from 65' to 76' 65' to 76'
Attendance: 16,428
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
13 April 2013 Blues 28–6 Hurricanes Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Frank Halai Try 12'
Charles Piutau Try 39'
James Parsons Try 45'
Tom McCartney Try 61'
Con: Chris Noakes Kick 12'40'45'61' (4/4)
Scoreboard[55] Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 33' (1/1)
Drop: Tusi Pisi Kick 27' (1/1)
Attendance: 23,387
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
13 April 2013 Rebels 27–30 Southern Kings AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Ged Robinson Try 25'
Angus Roberts Try 39'
Mitch Inman Try 52'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 26'40'53' (3/3)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 32'46' (2/3)
Cards: Jordy Reid Yellow card 76'
Scoreboard[56] Try: Ronnie Cooke Try 9'
Shaun Venter Try 14'
Wimpie van der Walt Try 76'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 10'15'77' (3/3)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 34'56' (2/3)
Drop: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 83' (1/1)
Attendance: 13,486
Referee: Australia Andrew Lees
13 April 2013 Force 16–14 Crusaders nib Stadium, Perth  
19:45 Try: Sam Norton-Knight Try 3'
Con: Jayden Hayward Kick 4' (1/1)
Pen: Jayden Hayward Kick 12'25'32' (3/4)
Scoreboard[57] Try: Luke Romano Try 21'
Con: Tyler Bleyendaal (0/1)
Pen: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 18'49'58' (3/3)
Attendance: 16,758
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
13 April 2013 Stormers 22–15 Sharks DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Juan de Jongh Try 35'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 36' (1/1)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 5'13'18'56'74' (5/5)
Drop: Joe Pietersen (0/1)
Scoreboard[58] Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 28'39'49'62'82' (5/6)
Attendance: 49,262
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert
13 April 2013 Bulls 26–20 Cheetahs Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Jano Vermaak Try 43'
Callie Visagie Try 76'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 44'77' (2/2)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 29'32'46'55' (4/4)
Drop: Morné Steyn missed (0/1)
Scoreboard[59] Try: Trevor Nyakane Try 73'
Con: Burton Francis missed (0/1)
Pen: Burton Francis Kick 7'26'38'50' (4/5)
Francois Brummer Kick 81' (1/1)
Drop: Burton Francis missed (0/1)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: South Africa Jason Jaftha
Bye/s: Waratahs

Round 10[edit]

19 April 2013 Hurricanes 22–16 Force Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Jeffery Toomaga-Allen Try 20'
Brad Shields Try 29'
Tusi Pisi Try 49'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 21'50' (2/3)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 11' (1/3)
Cards: James Broadhurst Yellow card 72'
Scoreboard[60] Try: Alby Mathewson Try 58'
Con: Jayden Hayward Kick 59' (1/1)
Pen: Jayden Hayward Kick 28'47'73' (3/4)
Attendance: 7,783
Referee: New Zealand Nick Briant
19 April 2013 Waratahs 25–20 Chiefs Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Cam Crawford Try 15'
Israel Folau Try 38'
John Ulugia Try 77'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 39'78' (2/3)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 3'51' (2/4)
Cards: Sitaleki Timani Temporarily suspended from 43' to 54' 43' to 54'
Scoreboard[61] Try: Gareth Anscombe Try 47'
Ben Tameifuna Try 72'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 48'73' (2/2)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 56'62' (2/4)
Charlie Ngatai (0/1)
Attendance: 15,451
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert
20 April 2013 Crusaders 24–8 Highlanders AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Robert Fruean Try 39'
Tom Taylor Try 76'
Con: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 40' (1/2)
Pen: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 15'29'31'53' (4/5)
Cards: Owen Franks Temporarily suspended from 12' to 22' 12' to 22'
Scoreboard[62] Try: Jason Emery Try 45'
Con: Hayden Parker (0/1)
Pen: Hayden Parker (0/1)
Colin Slade Kick 64' (1/1)
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
20 April 2013 Reds 19–19 Brumbies Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Jake Schatz Try 14'
Rod Davies Try 49'
Liam Gill Try 75'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 15'76' (2/3)
Scoreboard[63] Try: Christian Lealiifano Try 24'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 25' (1/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 5'10'53'59' (4/4)
Nic White (0/2)
Cards: Christian Lealiifano Temporarily suspended from 29' to 40' 29' to 40'
Scott Sio Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79'
Attendance: 38,404
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
20 April 2013 Sharks 6–12 Cheetahs Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
17:05 Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 40'65' (2/2)
Scoreboard[64] Try: Raymond Rhule Try 32'
Willie le Roux Try 78'
Con: Burton Francis Kick 33' (1/2)
Pen: Burton Francis (0/1)
Attendance: 10,652
Referee: New Zealand Jonathon White
20 April 2013 Southern Kings 0–34 Bulls Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
19:10 Scoreboard[65] Try: Jan Serfontein Try 5'
Jano Vermaak Try 23'
Jacques Potgieter Try 76'
Akona Ndungane Try 80'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 6'24' (2/2)
Louis Fouché Kick 77'81' (2/2)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 21' (1/2)
Drop: Morné Steyn Kick 34' (1/1)
Pierre Spies (0/1)
Attendance: 45,649
Referee: Argentina Francisco Pastrana
Bye/s: Blues, Rebels, Stormers

Round 11[edit]

26 April 2013 Hurricanes 16–18 Stormers Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:35 Try: Matt Proctor Try 40'
Andre Taylor Try 59'
Con: Beauden Barrett (0/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 3'26' (2/4)
Cards: Jeremy Thrush Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29' to 39'
Scoreboard[66] Try: Michael Rhodes Try 32'
Gio Aplon Try 63'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 33' (1/2)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 45'53' (2/3)
Attendance: 10,000 (estimated)
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
26 April 2013 Reds 12–11 Blues Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 11'16'29'74' (4/5)
Scoreboard[67] Try: Jackson Willison Try 31'
Con: Chris Noakes (0/1)
Pen: Chris Noakes Kick 13' (1/1)
Albert Nikoro Kick 26' (1/2)
Attendance: 31,050
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert
27 April 2013 Chiefs 37–29 Sharks Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Asaeli Tikoirotuma Try 9'
Bundee Aki Try 12'
Tim Nanai-Williams Try 16'47'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 10'13'17'47' (4/4)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 7'53' (2/2)
Aaron Cruden Kick 81' (1/1)
Scoreboard[68] Try: Derick Minnie Try 22'38'
Tera Mtembu Try 33'
Keegan Daniel Try 60'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 23'39'61' (3/4)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 79' (1/2)
Attendance: 11,713
Referee: New Zealand Chris Pollock
27 April 2013 Brumbies 41–7 Force Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Jesse Mogg Try 5'
Henry Speight Try 17'39'
Tevita Kuridrani Try 25'
Joe Tomane Try 51'
Siliva Siliva Try 68'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 18'26'40'52' (4/6)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 21' (1/1)
Cards: Stephen Moore Temporarily suspended from 44' to 54' 44' to 54'
Scoreboard[69] Try: Matt Hodgson Try 74'
Con: Jayden Hayward Kick 75' (1/1)
Attendance: 12,517
Referee: Australia Angus Gardner
27 April 2013 Bulls 30–19 Waratahs Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05 Try: Francois Hougaard Try 67'
Morné Steyn Try 80'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 68' (1/2)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 2'9'19'40'58'70' (6/7)
Scoreboard[70] Try: Israel Folau Try 34'
Paddy Ryan Try 44'
Bernard Foley Try 62'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 45'63' (2/3)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin (0/2)
Attendance: 21,114
Referee: Argentina Francisco Pastrana
27 April 2013 Cheetahs 26–12 Southern Kings Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Raymond Rhule Try 7'
Lappies Labuschagné Try 31'
Willie le Roux Try 45'
Con: Burton Francis Kick 32' (1/3)
Pen: Burton Francis Kick 16'58'67' (3/3)
Scoreboard[71] Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 11'29'35'55' (4/5)
Attendance: 19,927
Referee: New Zealand Jonathon White
28 April 2013 Crusaders 30–26 Rebels AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
16:05 Try: Zac Guildford Try 3'
Tyler Bleyendaal Try 12'
Con: Tom Taylor Kick 13' (1/2)
Pen: Tom Taylor Kick 36'40'49'63'69'77' (6/6)
Scoreboard[72] Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 23'
James O'Connor Try 52'
Ged Robinson Try 55'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 56' (1/2)
Jason Woodward (0/1)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 21'39'44' (3/3)
Jason Woodward (0/1)
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: New Zealand Nick Briant
Bye/s: Highlanders

Round 12[edit]

3 May 2013 Blues 18–17 Stormers North Harbour Stadium, Albany  
19:35 Pen: Chris Noakes Kick 9'16'34'43'50'73' (6/7)
Scoreboard[73] Try: Jean de Villiers Try 65'75'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 66'78' (2/2)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 21' (1/2)
Attendance: 16,111
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
3 May 2013 Rebels 33–39 Chiefs AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 14'
Hugh Pyle Try 35'63'
Nick Phipps Try 67'
Kurtley Beale Try 75'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 15'36'64'76' (4/5)
Scoreboard[74] Try: Gareth Anscombe Try 1'20'26'
Bundee Aki Try 9'
Sam Cane Try 50'
Brodie Retallick Try 69'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Kick 10'21'51' (3/6)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Kick 67' (1/1)
Attendance: 13,107
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
4 May 2013 Highlanders 25–22 Sharks Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Shaun Treeby Try 10'
Aaron Smith Try 43'
Colin Slade Try 55'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 11'44' (2/3)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 48'52' (2/5)
Cards: Brad Thorn Yellow card 80'
Scoreboard[75] Try: Meyer Bosman Try 14'62'
Lwazi Mvovo Try 35'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 15'63' (2/3)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 29' (1/1)
Cards: JP Pietersen Temporarily suspended from 7' to 18' 7' to 18'
Attendance: 11,008
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
4 May 2013 Force 11–11 Reds nib Stadium, Perth  
17:40 Try: Ben McCalman Try 52'
Con: Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 21'26' (2/3)
Scoreboard[76] Try: Chris Feauai-Sautia Try 73'
Con: Quade Cooper (0/1)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 34'61' (2/3)
Attendance: 11,972
Referee: Australia Rohan Hoffmann
4 May 2013 Southern Kings 10–72 Waratahs Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
17:05 Try: Sergeal Petersen Try 39'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 40' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 10' (1/1)
Scoreboard[77] Try: Cam Crawford Try 1'15'36'
Israel Folau Try 6'
Kane Douglas Try 19'
Michael Hooper Try 26'
Peter Betham Try 28'53'
Dave Dennis Try 46'
Ben Volavola Try 73'
Tom Kingston Try 76'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 7'16'26'29'54' (5/9)
Matt Lucas Kick 74'77' (2/2)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 12' (1/1)
Attendance: 21,503
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
4 May 2013 Bulls 48–14 Hurricanes Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: JJ Engelbrecht Try 19'
Deon Stegmann Try 23'
Akona Ndungane Try 37'
Dean Greyling Try 46'
Lionel Mapoe Try 70'
Louis Fouché Try 78'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 20'24'38'46'71' (5/5)
Louis Fouché Kick 79' (1/1)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 6'12' (2/3)
Drop: Morné Steyn (0/1)
Scoreboard[78] Try: TJ Perenara Try 41'54'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 42'55' (2/2)
Cards: Jason Eaton Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79'
Attendance: 19,814
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
5 May 2013 Brumbies 23–30 Crusaders Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
16:05 Try: Matt Toomua Try 7'
Ben Mowen Try 75'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 8' (1/1)
Matt Toomua Kick 75' (1/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 11'66'79' (3/4)
Jesse Mogg (0/1)
Scoreboard[79] Try: Andy Ellis Try 21'
Zac Guildford Try 50'
Israel Dagg Try 72'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 22'51'73' (3/3)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 14'57'64' (3/3)
Attendance: 16,544
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert
Bye/s: Cheetahs

Round 13[edit]

10 May 2013 Chiefs 22–21 Force ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
19:35 Try: Lelia Masaga Try 15'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 16' (1/1)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 7'19'27'38'44' (5/5)
Scoreboard[80] Try: Patrick Dellit Try 3'61'
Con: Jayden Hayward Kick 62' (1/2)
Pen: Jayden Hayward Kick 30'35'58' (3/3)
Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Cards: Kieran Longbottom Yellow card 71'
Attendance: 5,112
Referee: New Zealand Mike Fraser
10 May 2013 Reds 32–17 Sharks Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Saia Fainga'a Try 5'
Rod Davies Try 15'34'
Anthony Fainga'a Try 20'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 6'21'35' (3/4)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 30'72' (2/2)
Scoreboard[81] Try: Piet Lindeque Try 43'
Derick Minnie Try 66'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 44'67' (2/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 11' (1/1)
Attendance: 31,921
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
10 May 2013 Cheetahs 34–39 Hurricanes Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Coenie Oosthuizen Try 56'72'
Robert Ebersohn Try 76'
Con: Elgar Watts Kick 57'73' (2/3)
Pen: Burton Francis Kick 25'29'36'40' (4/5)
Elgar Watts Kick 80' (1/1)
Cards: Robert Ebersohn Temporarily suspended from 15' to ' 15' to '
Scoreboard[82] Try: Beauden Barrett Try 51'
Julian Savea Try 53'
TJ Perenara Try 61'
Victor Vito Try 69'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 62'70' (2/4)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 5'12'16'31'67' (5/5)
Attendance: 16,878
Referee: South Africa Stuart Berry
11 May 2013 Blues 36–32 Rebels Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Frank Halai Try 10'23'32'
Francis Saili Try 19'27'
Rene Ranger Try 71'
Con: Chris Noakes Kick 24'28' (2/5)
Baden Kerr Kick 72' (1/1)
Pen: Chris Noakes (0/1)
Drop: Baden Kerr (0/1)
Scoreboard[83] Try: Mitch Inman Try 12'62'
Scott Higginbotham Try 28'
Lachlan Mitchell Try 47'
Jason Woodward Try 80'
Con: James O'Connor (0/1)
Jason Woodward Kick 63'81' (2/4)
Pen: James O'Connor (0/2)
Jason Woodward Kick 67' (1/1)
Attendance: 14,700
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
11 May 2013 Waratahs 21–15 Stormers Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Cam Crawford Try 24'
Israel Folau Try 77'
Con: Brendan McKibbin (0/1)
Berrick Barnes Kick 78' (1/1)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 40'52' (2/2)
Berrick Barnes Kick 80' (1/1)
Scoreboard[84] Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 16'45'49'58'65' (5/5)
Attendance: 17,042
Referee: New Zealand Chris Pollock
11 May 2013 Southern Kings 34–27 Highlanders Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
17:05 Try: Luke Watson Try 29'40'
Cornell du Preez Try 51'
Shaun Venter Try 56'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 30'40'52'57' (4/4)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 2'9' (2/3)
Drop: Demetri Catrakilis (0/2)
Scoreboard[85] Try: Colin Slade Try 34'
Brad Thorn Try 37'
Shaun Treeby Try 70'
Hosea Gear Try 74'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 35'38' (2/4)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 16' (1/2)
Cards: Tamati Ellison Temporarily suspended from 51' to 61' 51' to 61'
Attendance: 18,542
Referee: South Africa Jason Jaftha
Bye/s: Brumbies, Bulls, Crusaders

Round 14[edit]

17 May 2013 Hurricanes 12–17 Chiefs Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 4'17'32'71' (4/4)
Scoreboard[86] Try: Tanerau Latimer Try 54'
Con: Aaron Cruden (0/1)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 6'11'20'36' (4/4)
Cards: Ben Tameifuna Yellow card 70'
Attendance: 12,998
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
17 May 2013 Rebels 30–21 Stormers AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 12'
Hugh Pyle Try 53'
penalty try Try 74'
Con: Jason Woodward Kick 13'54'75' (3/3)
Pen: Jason Woodward Kick 5'39'79' (3/4)
Scoreboard[87] Try: Louis Schreuder Try 16'
Bryan Habana Try 27'
Andries Bekker Try 58'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 17'28'59' (3/3)
Cards: Martin Bezuidenhout Yellow card 74'
Attendance: 10,333
Referee: New Zealand Mike Fraser
17 May 2013 Force 13–23 Sharks nib Stadium, Perth  
19:45 Try: Kyle Godwin Try 31'
Con: Jayden Hayward Kick 32' (1/1)
Pen: Jayden Hayward Kick 8'54' (2/3)
Drop: Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Scoreboard[88] Try: Keegan Daniel Try 23'
Riaan Viljoen Try 62'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 24'63' (2/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 45'51'73' (3/5)
Attendance: 12,652
Referee: Australia James Leckie
18 May 2013 Crusaders 23–3 Blues AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Ryan Crotty Try 26'
Owen Franks Try 49'
Con: Tom Taylor Kick 27'50' (2/2)
Pen: Tom Taylor Kick 23'40'58' (3/4)
Scoreboard[89] Pen: Chris Noakes Kick 30' (1/1)
Cards: Culum Retallick Temporarily suspended from 40' to 49' 40' to 49'
Attendance: 17,264
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
18 May 2013 Waratahs 28–22 Brumbies ANZ Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Michael Hooper Try 44'
Berrick Barnes Try 65'
Peter Betham Try 74'
Con: Berrick Barnes Kick 45'75' (2/3)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 11'30' (2/2)
Berrick Barnes Kick 51' (1/2)
Scoreboard[90] Try: Ben Mowen Try 21'
Tevita Kuridrani Try 36'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Jesse Mogg (0/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 8' (1/1) Jesse Mogg Kick 53'60'63' (3/3)
Cards: Tevita Kuridrani Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50' to 60'
Attendance: 21,817
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
18 May 2013 Bulls 35–18 Highlanders Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05 Try: JJ Engelbrecht Try 2'
Akona Ndungane Try 38'
Pierre Spies Try 47'
Jano Vermaak Try 78'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 3'39'48' (3/4)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 17'26'28' (3/4)
Scoreboard[91] Try: Fumiaki Tanaka Try 72'
Tamati Ellison Try 81'
Con: Hayden Parker Kick 73' (1/2)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 6'15' (2/2)
Cards: Maritino Nemani Temporarily suspended from 48' to 57' 48' to 57'
Chris King Temporarily suspended from 57' to 67' 57' to 67'
Attendance: 21,424
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
18 May 2013 Cheetahs 27–13 Reds Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Piet van Zyl Try 3'24'
Con: Elgar Watts Kick 25' (1/2)
Pen: Elgar Watts Kick 13'28'43'61'64' (5/5)
Scoreboard[92] Try: Ben Lucas Try 78'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 79' (1/1)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 19'23' (2/2)
Attendance: 15,792
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert
Bye/s: Southern Kings

Round 15[edit]

24 May 2013 Chiefs 28–19 Crusaders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Aaron Cruden Try 12'
Craig Clarke Try 29'
Bundee Aki Try 70'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 13'71' (2/3)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 23'53'81' (3/4)
Scoreboard[93] Try: Matt Todd Try 18'
Con: Tom Taylor Kick 19' (1/1)
Pen: Tom Taylor Kick 6'38'45'49' (4/4)
Attendance: 22,187
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
24 May 2013 Rebels 24–22 Waratahs AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Tom English Try 10'75'
Con: Jason Woodward Kick 11' (1/2)
Pen: Jason Woodward Kick 6'31'59'65' (4/4)
Scoreboard[94] Try: Israel Folau Try 36'
Con: Berrick Barnes Kick 37' (1/1)
Pen: Berrick Barnes Kick 9'13'33'45' (4/4)
Brendan McKibbin Kick 67' (1/2)
Attendance: 12,062
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
25 May 2013 Blues 13–20 Brumbies Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Rene Ranger Try 53'
Con: Chris Noakes Kick 54' (1/1)
Pen: Chris Noakes Kick 45' (1/1)
Baden Kerr Kick 67' (1/1)
Scoreboard[95] Try: Nic White Try 22'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 2'16'40'60'73' (5/6)
Jesse Mogg (0/1)
Drop: Jesse Mogg (0/1)
Attendance: 10,811
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
25 May 2013 Force 19–18 Highlanders nib Stadium, Perth  
17:40 Try: Sias Ebersohn Try 17'
Con: Jayden Hayward Kick 18' (1/1)
Pen: Jayden Hayward Kick 26'49'58'78' (4/6)
Cards: Alby Mathewson Temporarily suspended from 61' to 72' 61' to 72'
Scoreboard[96] Pen: Hayden Parker Kick 21'28' (2/2)
Colin Slade Kick 47'51'70'76' (4/5)
Attendance: 12,508
Referee: Australia Andrew Lees
25 May 2013 Southern Kings 22–34 Cheetahs Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
15:00 Try: Nicolás Vergallo Try 79'
Con: George Whitehead Kick 80' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 3'12'23'34'47' (5/5)
SP Marais (0/1)
Scoreboard[97] Try: Johann Sadie Try 39'55'
Piet van Zyl Try 51'
Willie le Roux Try 62'
Con: Elgar Watts Kick 40'52'56'63' (4/4)
Pen: Elgar Watts Kick 6'29' (2/2)
Attendance: 22,023
Referee: South Africa Stuart Berry
25 May 2013 Stormers 20–15 Reds DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Jean de Villiers Try 44'
Con: Joe Pietersen (0/1)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 40'52'61'71'76' (5/6)
Scoreboard[98] Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 48'55'59'64'69' (5/7)
Attendance: 32,756
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
25 May 2013 Sharks 16–18 Bulls Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
19:10 Try: Charl McLeod Try 71'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 72' (1/1)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 4'48'54' (3/4)
Riaan Viljoen (0/1)
Cards: Franco van der Merwe Temporarily suspended from 49' to 61' 49' to 61'
Scoreboard[99] Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 10'22'34'50'61'75' (6/7)
Cards: Bjorn Basson Temporarily suspended from 44' to 54' 44' to 54'
Attendance: 30,034
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan
Bye/s: Hurricanes

Round 16[edit]

31 May 2013 Crusaders 23–22 Waratahs AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Corey Flynn Try 39'
Matt Todd Try 62'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 40'63' (2/2)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 25'66'74' (3/4)
Scoreboard[100] Try: Cam Crawford Try 21'
Peter Betham Try 32'
Bernard Foley Try 44'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 22'45' (2/3)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 6' (1/1)
Berrick Barnes (0/1)
Attendance: 11,500
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
31 May 2013 Brumbies 30–23 Hurricanes Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Nic White Try 21'
Peter Kimlin Try 61'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 62' (1/2)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 4'9'34'43'53'57' (6/6)
Scoreboard[101] Try: Rey Lee-Lo Try 25'
TJ Perenara Try 67'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 26'68' (2/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 11'45'48' (3/4)
Attendance: 11,300
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
1 June 2013 Highlanders 38–28 Blues Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Ben Smith Try 10'29'
Tamati Ellison Try 22'
Hosea Gear Try 33'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 11'23'34' (3/4)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 18'45'48' (3/4)
Hayden Parker Kick 75' (1/1)
Cards: Jamie Mackintosh Yellow card 80'
Scoreboard[102] Try: Waisake Naholo Try 40'
Rene Ranger Try 54'
Steve Luatua Try 66'
Luke Braid Try 83'
Con: Baden Kerr Kick 40'55'67'84' (4/4)
Attendance: 12,888
Referee: New Zealand Jonathon White
1 June 2013 Reds 33–20 Rebels Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Luke Morahan Try 31'
Jake Schatz Try 58'
Quade Cooper Try 69'
Ben Lucas Try 80'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 32' (1/2)
Mike Harris Kick 70' (1/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 14'65' (2/3)
Drop: Quade Cooper Kick 38' (1/1)
Cards: Beau Robinson Temporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22' to 32'
Scoreboard[103] Try: Scott Fuglistaller Try 34'
Rory Sidey Try 40'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 35'40' (2/2)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 4'44' (2/2)
Attendance: 31,504
Referee: Australia James Leckie
1 June 2013 Stormers 19–11 Southern Kings DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Deon Fourie Try 64'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 65' (1/1)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 4'10'48'58' (4/5)
Scoreboard[104] Try: Wimpie van der Walt Try 74'
Con: George Whitehead (0/1)
Pen: George Whitehead Kick 16'55' (2/2)
Drop: George Whitehead (0/1)
Attendance: 16,856
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert
1 June 2013 Cheetahs 25–30 Bulls Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Willie le Roux Try 13'
Riaan Smit Try 69'
Trevor Nyakane Try 79'
Con: Riaan Smit Kick 14'80' (2/3)
Pen: Riaan Smit Kick 28'44' (2/2)
Scoreboard[105] Try: Werner Kruger Try 10'
Deon Stegmann Try 18'
Jano Vermaak Try 63'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 11'19'64' (3/4)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 40'47'59' (3/4)
Drop: Morné Steyn (0/1)
Attendance: 32,220
Referee: South Africa Jason Jaftha
Bye/s: Chiefs, Force, Sharks

Round 17[edit]

7 June 2013 Brumbies 39–17 Rebels Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Clyde Rathbone Try 11'48'
Colby Faingaa Try 57'
Henry Speight Try 53'
Scott Sio Try 4'
Zack Holmes Try 64'
Con: Ian Prior Kick 54'58'65' (3/4)
Pen: Jesse Mogg Kick 43' (1/1)
Scoreboard[106] Try: Tom English Try 45'
Paul Alo-Emile Try 69'
Con: Jason Woodward Kick 46'70'
Pen: Jason Woodward Kick 21'
Attendance: 11,055
Referee: Australia Rohan Hoffmann
9 June 2013 Force 13–28 Waratahs nib Stadium, Perth  
14:05 Try: Pekahou Cowan Try 22'
Kyle Godwin Try 63'
Con: Jayden Hayward (0/2)
Pen: Jayden Hayward Kick 3' (1/2)
Scoreboard[107] Try: Ollie Atkins Try 6'
Cam Crawford Try 9'
Tom Kingston Try 25'
Con: Brendan McKibbin Kick 8'11' (2/3)
Pen: Brendan McKibbin Kick 19'67' (2/2)
Bernard Foley Kick 75' (1/1)
Cards: Jed Holloway Temporarily suspended from 56' to 66' 56' to 66'
Attendance: 10,198
Referee: Australia Angus Gardner
Bye/s: Reds. No games: Blues, Bulls, Cheetahs, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Southern Kings, Sharks, Stormers

Round 18[edit]

28 June 2013 Chiefs 34–22 Hurricanes Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Matt Vant Leven Try 17'
Bundee Aki Try 26'
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Try 64'
Ben Tameifuna Try 74'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 18'27'65'75' (4/4)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 8'56' (2/3)
Scoreboard[108] Try: TJ Perenara Try 14'
Beauden Barrett Try 29'
Alapati Leiua Try 76'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 15'77' (2/3)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 35' (1/2)
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: New Zealand Garratt Williamson
29 June 2013 Highlanders 12–40 Crusaders Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Ben Smith Try 6'
Hosea Gear Try 55'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 8' (1/2)
Pen: Colin Slade (0/2)
Drop: Colin Slade (0/1)
Cards: Jarrad Hoeata Temporarily suspended from 18' to 28' 18' to 28'
Ma'a Nonu Red card 57'
Scoreboard[109] Try: George Whitelock Try 29'
Andrew Ellis Try 42'
Daniel Carter Try 66'
Telusa Veainu Try 80'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 29'43'68'80' (4/4)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 2'40'58'64' (4/4)
Cards: Corey Flynn Temporarily suspended from 60' to 70' 60' to 70'
Attendance: 18,463
Referee: Australia Steve Walsh
29 June 2013 Sharks 22–20 Blues Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
14:50 Try: Marcell Coetzee Try 23'
Charl McLeod Try 29'
Riaan Viljoen Try 80'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 24'30' (2/3)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 40' (1/5)
Scoreboard[110] Try: Frank Halai Try 33'42'
Rene Ranger Try 49'
Con: Chris Noakes Kick 50' (1/3)
Pen: Baden Kerr Kick 61' (1/1)
Attendance: 18,744
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
29 June 2013 Bulls 48–18 Southern Kings Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05 Try: Louis Fouché Try 8'
Chiliboy Ralepelle Try 29'
Jan Serfontein Try 31'
Francois Hougaard Try 34'
Jacques Potgieter Try 61'
Deon Stegmann Try 72'
Con: Louis Fouché Kick 9' 1/1
Morné Steyn Kick 30'32'35'62'73' (5/5)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 25'58' (2/3)
Scoreboard[111] Try: Wimpie van der Walt Try 40'53'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 40' (1/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 13'17' (2/2)
Attendance: 23,726
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
29 June 2013 Stormers 28–3 Cheetahs DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
19:15 Try: Deon Fourie Try 37'
Siya Kolisi Try 65'
Bryan Habana Try 70'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 38'66' (2/3)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 31'50'54' (3/3)
Scoreboard[112] Pen: Riaan Smit Kick 19' (1/2)
Attendance: 30,736
Referee: South Africa Stuart Berry
Bye/s: None. No games: Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Reds, Waratahs

Round 19[edit]

5 July 2013 Crusaders 43–15 Chiefs AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Kieran Read Try 40'45'
Israel Dagg Try 42'
Ryan Crotty Try 57'
Tyler Bleyendaal Try 81'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 40'43'82' (3/5)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 4'9'14'19' (4/4)
Scoreboard[113] Try: Asaeli Tikoirotuma Try 25'
Charlie Ngatai Try 73'
Con: Aaron Cruden (0/1)
Andrew Horrell Kick 74' (1/1)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 11' (1/1)
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: New Zealand Jonathon White
6 July 2013 Hurricanes 44–49 Highlanders Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Ash Dixon Try 37'
Ben Franks Try 56'
Julian Savea Try 59'
Chris Smylie Try 70'
James Broadhurst Try 72'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 38'57'60'70'73' (5/5)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 6'13'75' (3/3)
Scoreboard[114] Try: Mose Tuiali'i Try 15'
Tamati Ellison Try 18'
Aaron Smith Try 26'
Kade Poki Try 40'
Hosea Gear Try 65'
Elliot Dixon Try 67'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 16'19'27' (3/4)
Hayden Parker Kick 66'68' (2/2)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 2'23'46' (3/3)
Cards: Aaron Smith Temporarily suspended from 54' to 64' 54' to 64'
Bronson Murray Yellow card 74'
Attendance: 8,427
Referee: New Zealand Mike Fraser
6 July 2013 Cheetahs 34–13 Blues Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
14:50 Try: Philip van der Walt Try 22'
Sarel Pretorius Try 74'
Boom Prinsloo Try 78'
Con: Riaan Smit (2/2) Kick 23'75'
Elgar Watts (0/1)
Pen: Riaan Smit (5/5) Kick 2'17'30'38'61'
Scoreboard[115] Try: Jamison Gibson-Park Try 5'
Con: Baden Kerr (1/1) Kick 6'
Pen: Baden Kerr (2/3) Kick 26'58'
Attendance: 19,632
Referee: South Africa Jaco Peyper
6 July 2013 Southern Kings 12–24 Stormers Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth  
17:05 Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 2'10'24'59' (4/5)
Drop: Demetri Catrakilis (0/1)
Cards: Grant Kemp Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15' to 25'
Scoreboard[116] Try: Deon Fourie Try 39'77'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 78' (1/1)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 14'56'71' (3/3)
Joe Pietersen Kick 21' (1/1)
Attendance: 43,620
Referee: South Africa Lourens van der Merwe
6 July 2013 Bulls 20–19 Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:15 Try: Bjorn Basson Try 24'
Jano Vermaak Try 73'
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 25'74' (2/2)
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 7'15' (2/2)
Scoreboard[117] Try: Patrick Lambie Try 8'
Odwa Ndungane Try 54'
Con: Patrick Lambie (0/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 23'44'48' (3/4)
Riaan Viljoen (0/2)
Cards: Bismarck du Plessis Temporarily suspended from 14' to 24' 14' to 24'
Butch James Yellow card 73'
Attendance: 49,566
Referee: South Africa Jason Jaftha
Bye/s: None. No games: Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Reds, Waratahs

Round 20[edit]

12 July 2013 Crusaders 25–17 Hurricanes AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Zac Guildford Try 3'
Andy Ellis Try 52'
Tom Marshall Try 79'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 4'80' (2/3)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 24'39' (2/2)
Scoreboard[118] Try: Victor Vito Try 7'
Brad Shields Try 46'
Julian Savea Try 64'
Con: Beauden Barrett (0/2)
Andre Taylor Kick 65' (1/1)
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: New Zealand Glen Jackson
12 July 2013 Rebels 38–37 Highlanders AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Tom English Try 9'67'
Cooper Vuna Try 47'62'
Bryce Hegarty Try 74'79'
Con: Jason Woodward Kick 10'48'63'68' (4/5)
Gareth Delve (0/1)
Pen: Jason Woodward (0/1)
Scoreboard[119] Try: Ben Smith Try 6'
Hosea Gear Try 18'
Tamati Ellison Try 36'
Tony Woodcock Try 40'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 7'20'37'40' (4/4)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 27'52' (2/2)
Hayden Parker Kick 77' (1/1)
Attendance: 12,485
Referee: Australia Andrew Lees
13 July 2013 Blues 16–26 Chiefs Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Charles Piutau Try 28'
Con: Baden Kerr Kick 29' (1/1)
Pen: Baden Kerr Kick 7'39'44' (3/3)
Cards: Kane Barrett Red card 23'
Baden Kerr Temporarily suspended from 47' to 60' 47' to 60'
Scoreboard[120] Try: Bundee Aki Try 14'
Hika Elliot Try 35'
Ben Tameifuna Try 52'63'
Con: Aaron Cruden (0/4)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 9' (1/1)
Gareth Anscombe Kick 80' (1/1)
Attendance: 25,118
Referee: New Zealand Chris Pollock
13 July 2013 Waratahs 12–14 Reds ANZ Stadium, Sydney</