2015 Super Rugby season

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2015 Super Rugby season
CountriesAustralia
New Zealand
South Africa
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsHighlanders (1st title)
Matches played125
Tries scored633 (5.06 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Lima Sopoaga (191)
Top try scorer(s)Waisake Naholo (13)
Official websiteOfficial site
2014 (Previous) (Next) 2016

The 2015 Super Rugby season was the 20th season of Super Rugby and the fifth season featuring an expanded 15-team format. For sponsorship reasons, this competition was known as Asteron Life Super Rugby in Australia, Investec Super Rugby in New Zealand and Vodacom Super Rugby in South Africa. The round-robin matches took place every weekend from 13 February until 13 June, followed by the finals series and culminating in the final on 4 July. This was the final season that featured a 15-team format.

Competition format[edit]

Covering 21 weeks, the schedule featured a total of 125 matches. The 15 teams were grouped geographically, labelled the Australian Conference, New Zealand Conference and the South African Conference. The regular season consisted of two types of matches:[1]

  • 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 conferences, 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 byes in the qualifier round. In the qualifier round, the third conference winner was the number three 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 number two conference winner hosted the higher surviving seed from the first round, and the number one conference winner hosted the other first-round winner. The final was hosted by the top remaining seed.[2]

Standings[edit]

2015 Super Rugby standings watch · edit · discuss
Overall standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 New Zealand Hurricanes 16 14 0 2 458 288 +170 58 31 9 1 66
2 Australia Waratahs 16 11 0 5 409 313 +96 50 41 5 3 52
3 South Africa Stormers 16 10 1 5 373 323 +50 32 35 2 1 45
4 New Zealand Highlanders 16 11 0 5 450 333 +117 54 40 6 3 53
5 New Zealand Chiefs 16 10 0 6 372 299 +73 40 27 4 4 48
6 Australia Brumbies 16 9 0 7 369 261 +108 45 21 6 5 47
7 New Zealand Crusaders 16 9 0 7 481 338 +143 56 39 8 2 46
8 South Africa Lions 16 9 1 6 342 364 −22 33 41 2 2 42
9 South Africa Bulls 16 7 0 9 397 388 +9 37 39 4 6 38
10 Australia Rebels 16 7 0 9 319 354 −35 35 42 3 5 36
11 South Africa Sharks 16 7 0 9 338 401 −63 37 43 3 3 34
12 South Africa Cheetahs 16 5 0 11 357 531 −174 44 65 4 2 26
13 Australia Reds 16 4 0 12 247 434 −187 32 53 3 3 22
14 New Zealand Blues 16 3 0 13 282 428 −146 29 50 2 6 20
15 Australia Force 16 3 0 13 245 384 −139 28 43 3 4 19
Australia Australian Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Waratahs 16 11 0 5 409 313 +96 50 41 5 3 52
2 Brumbies 16 9 0 7 369 261 +108 45 21 6 5 47
3 Rebels 16 7 0 9 319 354 −35 35 42 3 5 36
4 Reds 16 4 0 12 247 434 −187 32 53 3 3 22
5 Force 16 3 0 13 245 384 −139 28 43 3 4 19
New Zealand New Zealand Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Hurricanes 16 14 0 2 458 288 +170 58 31 9 1 66
2 Highlanders 16 11 0 5 450 333 +117 54 40 6 3 53
3 Chiefs 16 10 0 6 372 299 +73 40 27 4 4 48
4 Crusaders 16 9 0 7 481 338 +143 56 39 8 2 46
5 Blues 16 3 0 13 282 428 −146 29 50 2 6 20
South Africa South African Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Stormers 16 10 1 5 373 323 +50 32 35 2 1 45
2 Lions 16 9 1 6 342 364 −22 32 41 2 2 42
3 Bulls 16 7 0 9 397 388 +9 37 39 4 6 38
4 Sharks 16 7 0 9 338 401 −63 37 43 3 3 34
5 Cheetahs 16 5 0 11 357 531 −174 44 65 4 2 26
Final standings.[3][4]

Brumbies, Chiefs, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Stormers and Waratahs qualified to the play-offs.
Legend and Competition rules
Legend:
Conference leaders, qualify to finals. P = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, 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
Wildcard teams, qualify to finals.
Competition rules:
Qualification:

The top six teams qualified to the finals, with their final positions in the overall log determining their seedings in the finals. The third-placed team (i.e. the conference winners with the worst overall record) hosted the sixth-placed team in the qualifiers, while the fourth-placed team hosted the fifth-placed team. The top two teams (i.e. the two conference winners with the best overall record) qualified directly to the semi-finals, where they had home advantage against the two qualifier winners, with the top team hosting the qualifier winner with the lower seeding and the second-placed team hosting the qualifier winner with the higher seeding. The two semi-final winners progressed to the final, with the team with the higher seeding having home advantage.

Points breakdown:
* 4 points for a win
* 2 points for a draw
* 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
* 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Classification:
Teams standings were calculated as follows:[5]
* Conference Leaders (i.e. conference leaders will always be ranked in the top three)
* Log points
* Number of games won
* Overall points difference
* Number of tries scored
* Overall try difference

Round-by-round[edit]

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

Team Progression – 2015 Super Rugby season
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 Qual SF Final
Hurricanes 4
(3rd)
8
(2nd)
13
(1st)
13
(4th)
18
(2nd)
22
(1st)
27
(1st)
31
(1st)
31
(1st)
33
(1st)
38
(1st)
43
(1st)
48
(1st)
52
(1st)
57
(1st)
57
(1st)
62
(1st)
66
(1st)
Bye Won Lost
Waratahs 0
(12th)
5
(9th)
5
(10th)
9
(6th)
10
(8th)
14
(8th)
18
(6th)
18
(8th)
18
(10th)
23
(7th)
27
(7th)
31
(6th)
32
(7th)
36
(6th)
41
(2nd)
42
(3rd)
47
(2nd)
52
(2nd)
Bye Lost N/A
Stormers 4
(5th)
8
(1st)
12
(2nd)
16
(1st)
16
(3rd)
16
(3rd)
16
(8th)
17
(9th)
22
(6th)
26
(6th)
30
(3rd)
30
(7th)
34
(2nd)
34
(7th)
38
(3rd)
43
(2nd)
45
(3rd)
45
(3rd)
Lost N/A N/A
Highlanders 0
(10th)
1
(12th)
5
(9th)
9
(7th)
14
(5th)
15
(6th)
20
(5th)
20
(5th)
24
(5th)
28
(5th)
28
(6th)
33
(5th)
34
(5th)
39
(5th)
43
(5th)
48
(4th)
48
(5th)
53
(4th)
Won Won Won
Chiefs 4
(7th)
8
(4th)
13
(4th)
14
(3rd)
18
(4th)
19
(4th)
24
(4th)
28
(4th)
28
(4th)
32
(4th)
37
(4th)
38
(4th)
38
(4th)
39
(4th)
44
(4th)
44
(5th)
48
(4th)
48
(5th)
Lost N/A N/A
Brumbies 5
(1st)
6
(3rd)
10
(3rd)
15
(2nd)
20
(1st)
20
(2nd)
20
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
26
(3rd)
31
(2nd)
32
(3rd)
33
(3rd)
38
(2nd)
38
(6th)
42
(6th)
47
(6th)
47
(6th)
Won Lost N/A
Crusaders 0
(11th)
4
(10th)
4
(13th)
4
(14th)
9
(10th)
14
(7th)
14
(9th)
19
(6th)
20
(8th)
20
(10th)
25
(9th)
26
(9th)
31
(9th)
31
(9th)
31
(9th)
36
(8th)
41
(8th)
46
(7th)
N/A N/A N/A
Lions 0
(14th)
0
(15th)
1
(15th)
5
(11th)
5
(13th)
9
(11th)
13
(10th)
17
(10th)
21
(7th)
21
(8th)
26
(8th)
27
(8th)
31
(8th)
31
(8th)
36
(7th)
40
(7th)
42
(7th)
42
(8th)
N/A N/A N/A
Bulls 0
(13th)
1
(13th)
6
(8th)
10
(5th)
10
(7th)
14
(9th)
18
(7th)
19
(3rd)
24
(3rd)
28
(2nd)
29
(5th)
34
(2nd)
34
(6th)
35
(3rd)
35
(8th)
36
(9th)
37
(9th)
38
(9th)
N/A N/A N/A
Rebels 4
(6th)
5
(7th)
6
(7th)
6
(9th)
10
(9th)
11
(10th)
11
(11th)
15
(11th)
15
(11th)
19
(11th)
20
(11th)
24
(10th)
29
(10th)
30
(10th)
30
(10th)
31
(10th)
35
(10th)
36
(10th)
N/A N/A N/A
Sharks 1
(9th)
6
(5th)
6
(6th)
6
(10th)
11
(6th)
15
(5th)
19
(3rd)
19
(7th)
20
(9th)
21
(9th)
21
(10th)
21
(11th)
21
(11th)
21
(11th)
25
(11th)
29
(11th)
29
(11th)
34
(11th)
N/A N/A N/A
Cheetahs 5
(2nd)
5
(6th)
9
(5th)
9
(8th)
9
(11th)
9
(12th)
9
(12th)
9
(12th)
13
(12th)
14
(12th)
16
(12th)
20
(12th)
20
(12th)
20
(12th)
20
(12th)
20
(13th)
21
(13th)
26
(12th)
N/A N/A N/A
Reds 0
(15th)
4
(11th)
5
(12th)
5
(13th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
6
(14th)
6
(14th)
7
(15th)
11
(13th)
11
(13th)
11
(14th)
11
(15th)
16
(14th)
17
(14th)
22
(12th)
22
(12th)
22
(13th)
N/A N/A N/A
Blues 1
(8th)
1
(14th)
2
(14th)
3
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
5
(15th)
9
(13th)
11
(14th)
11
(14th)
16
(13th)
16
(13th)
20
(13th)
20
(13th)
20
(14th)
20
(14th)
20
(14th)
N/A N/A N/A
Force 5
(4th)
5
(8th)
5
(11th)
5
(12th)
6
(12th)
7
(13th)
8
(13th)
8
(13th)
8
(14th)
9
(15th)
10
(15th)
11
(15th)
15
(14th)
15
(15th)
15
(15th)
15
(15th)
15
(15th)
19
(15th)
N/A N/A N/A
Key: win draw loss bye

Matches[edit]

The following matches were played during the 2015 Super Rugby regular season:[6]

Round 1[edit]

13 February 2015 Crusaders 10–20 Rebels AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Ben Funnell Try 24'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 25' (1/1)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 10' (1/3)
Colin Slade (0/1)
Cards: Mitchell Drummond Temporarily suspended from 40' to 50' 40' to 50'
Report[7]
Scoreboard[8]
Try: Lopeti Timani Try 21'
Nic Stirzaker Try 66'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 22'67' (2/2)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 33'40' (2/3)
Cards: Nic Stirzaker Temporarily suspended from 3' to 14' 3' to 14'
Sean McMahon Temporarily suspended from 60' to 70' 60' to 70'
Attendance: 13,518
Referee: Nick Briant
13 February 2015 Brumbies 47–3 Reds GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Robbie Coleman Try 5'
Joe Tomane Try 40'
Matt Toomua Try 49'
Nic White Try 57'
Tevita Kuridrani Try 69'
James Dargaville Try 77'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 6'50'58'70' (4/6)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 13'25'28' (3/3)
Report[9]
Scoreboard[10]
Pen: Karmichael Hunt Kick 34' (1/2)
Cards: James Horwill Temporarily suspended from 48' to 59' 48' to 59'
Attendance: 13,570
Referee: Angus Gardner
13 February 2015 Lions 8–22 Hurricanes Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
19:10 Try: Ruan Combrinck Try 23'
Con: Elton Jantjies (0/1)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Kick 40' (1/4)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff (0/1)
Report[11]
Scoreboard[12]
Try: TJ Perenara Try 36'
Matt Proctor Try 81'
Con: Beauden Barrett (0/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 21'28'54'75' (4/4)
Attendance: 17,251
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
14 February 2015 Blues 18–23 Chiefs QBE Stadium, Albany  
19:35 Pen: Ihaia West Kick 5'29'38'45'59'71' (6/6)
Report[13]
Scoreboard[14]
Try: James Lowe Try 12'
Bryce Heem Try 15'
Con: Damian McKenzie Kick 13'16' (2/2)
Pen: Damian McKenzie Kick 20'33'47' (3/5)
Cards: Matt Symons Temporarily suspended from 44' to 54' 44' to 54'
Attendance: 11,100
Referee: Chris Pollock
14 February 2015 Sharks 29–35 Cheetahs Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
17:05 Try: Patrick Lambie Try 25'
Lwazi Mvovo Try 75'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 26'76' (2/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 11'20'40'50'56' (5/6)
Report[15]
Scoreboard[16]
Try: Jean Cook Try 13'
Francois Venter Try 27'
Boom Prinsloo Try 63'
Carl Wegner Try 69'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 14'28' (2/3)
Willie du Plessis Kick 70' (1/1)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 23'37'44' (3/3)
Drop: Joe Pietersen (0/1)
Attendance: 18,930
Referee: Andrew Lees
14 February 2015 Bulls 17–29 Stormers Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Deon Stegmann Try 4'
Con: Handré Pollard (0/1)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 43'49'54'60' (4/6)
Report[17]
Scoreboard[18]
Try: Dillyn Leyds Try 8'
Duane Vermeulen Try 28'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 9'29' (2/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 13'52'67' (3/5)
Kurt Coleman Kick 73' (1/1)
Drop: Demetri Catrakilis (0/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 78' (1/2)
Attendance: 37,047
Referee: Jaco Peyper
15 February 2015 Waratahs 13–25 Force Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
16:05 Try: Rob Horne Try 54'77'
Con: Bernard Foley (0/2)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 24' (1/2)
Cards: Wycliff Palu Temporarily suspended from 34' to 42' 34' to 42'
Report[19]
Scoreboard[20]
Try: Chris Alcock Try 36'
Angus Cottrell Try 46'
Luke Morahan Try 67'
Francois van Wyk Try 73'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Kick 47' (1/3)
Zack Holmes (0/1)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 12' (1/3)
Drop: Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Cards: Alby Mathewson Temporarily suspended from 54' to 65' 54' to 65'
Attendance: 20,271[21]
Referee: Steve Walsh
Bye/s: Highlanders

Round 2[edit]

20 February 2015 Chiefs 19–17 Brumbies Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
17:35 Try: Charlie Ngatai Try 15'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 16' (1/1)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 7'33'68'80' (4/4)
Report[22]
Scoreboard[23]
Try: Ita Vaea Try 19'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 5'44'58' (3/3)
Nic White Kick 14' (1/2)
Attendance: 6,985
Referee: Steve Walsh
20 February 2015 Rebels 28–38 Waratahs AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 12'
Lopeti Timani Try 40'
Luke Burgess Try 53'
Sefa Naivalu Try 66'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 13'40'54'67' (4/4)
Pen: Mike Harris (0/1)
Jack Debreczeni (0/1)
Report[24]
Scoreboard[25]
Try: Stephen Hoiles Try 22'
Taqele Naiyaravoro Try 43'61'
Kurtley Beale Try 73'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 23'44'74' (3/4)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 4'33'78' (3/3)
Kurtley Beale Kick 27' (1/1)
Cards: Taqele Naiyaravoro Temporarily suspended from 63' to 74' 63' to 74'
Attendance: 12,178[26]
Referee: Angus Gardner
20 February 2015 Bulls 13–17 Hurricanes Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Handré Pollard Try 31'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 32' (1/1)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 29'52' (2/3)
Report[27]
Scoreboard[28]
Try: Julian Savea Try 67'
Con: Beauden Barrett (0/1)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 12'19'40'47' (4/6)
Attendance: 11,774
Referee: Andrew Lees
21 February 2015 Highlanders 20–26 Crusaders Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Aaron Smith Try 20'
Malakai Fekitoa Try 62'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 21'63' (2/2)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 73'81' (2/3)
Report[29]
Scoreboard[30]
Try: Scott Barrett Try 27'
Johnny McNicholl Try 40'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 28'40' (2/2)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 18'35'52'79' (4/7)
Attendance: 17,005
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
21 February 2015 Reds 18–6 Force Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40 Try: Lachlan Turner Try 35'
penalty try Try 55'
Con: Lachlan Turner Kick 56' (1/2)
Pen: Lachlan Turner Kick 15'18' (2/3)
Report[31]
Scoreboard[32]
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 21'30' (2/2)
Cards: Chris Heiberg Temporarily suspended from 25' to 36' 25' to 36'
Attendance: 14,199
Referee: Nick Briant
21 February 2015 Stormers 27–16 Blues Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Nic Groom Try 11'
Dillyn Leyds Try 35'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 36' (1/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 6'40'42'54' (4/5)
Kurt Coleman Kick 78' (1/2)
Report[33]
Scoreboard[34]
Try: Jimmy Cowan Try 51'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 52' (1/1)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 4'8'44' (3/3)
Cards: Hayden Triggs Red card 25'
Attendance: 27,352
Referee: Craig Joubert
21 February 2015 Sharks 29–12 Lions Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
19:10 Try: Odwa Ndungane Try 25'
Cobus Reinach Try 30'
Marcell Coetzee Try 64'77'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 31'65'78' (3/4)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 9' (1/3)
Report[35]
Scoreboard[36]
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Kick 3'33'51'58' (4/4)
Ruan Combrinck (0/1)
Cards: Warren Whiteley Yellow card 76'
Attendance: 11,431
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Bye/s: Cheetahs

Round 3[edit]

27 February 2015 Highlanders 20–13 Reds Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Waisake Naholo Try 68'
Con: Hayden Parker (0/1)
Pen: Marty Banks Kick 3'22'24'55' (4/5)
Hayden Parker Kick 78' (1/1)
Report[37]
Scoreboard[38]
Try: Jake Schatz Try 50'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 51' (1/1)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 11'80' (2/3)
Referee: Glen Jackson
27 February 2015 Force 13–42 Hurricanes nib Stadium, Perth  
19:00 Try: Mitchell Scott Try 77'
Con: Luke Burton Kick 78' (1/1)
Pen: Zack Holmes Kick 3' (1/2)
Luke Burton Kick 40' (1/2)
Report[39]
Scoreboard[40]
Try: Cory Jane Try 12'
Mark Abbott Try 25'
Victor Vito Try 61'
Julian Savea Try 64'
James Marshall Try 80'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 26'62' (2/3)
James Marshall Kick 65'80' (2/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 36'44'55' (3/3)
Attendance: 14,670
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
27 February 2015 Cheetahs 25–24 Blues Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Cornal Hendricks Try 19'33'
Sarel Pretorius Try 54'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 20'55' (2/3)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 71'79' (2/3)
Report[41]
Scoreboard[42]
Try: Luke Braid Try 25'
Charlie Faumuina Try 37'
Jerome Kaino Try 64'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 26'38'65' (3/3)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 74' (1/2)
Drop: Ihaia West (0/1)
Attendance: 13,282
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
28 February 2015 Chiefs 40–16 Crusaders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Sonny Bill Williams Try 13'
Augustine Pulu Try 22'
Charlie Ngatai Try 33'
Tom Marshall Try 63'
James Lowe Try 67'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 23'34'68' (3/5)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 31'49'55' (3/4)
Cards: James Lowe Temporarily suspended from 8' to 20' 8' to 20'
Damian McKenzie Yellow card 78'
Report[43]
Scoreboard[44]
Try: Andrew Ellis Try 45'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 46' (1/1)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 3'8'26' (3/5)
Cards: Matt Todd Temporarily suspended from 21' to 31' 21' to 31'
Attendance: 18,166
Referee: Mike Fraser
28 February 2015 Rebels 15–20 Brumbies AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Pen: Mike Harris Kick 16'40'56'63'76' (5/6)
Cards: Scott Higginbotham Temporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58' to 68'
Report[45]
Scoreboard[46]
Try: Tevita Kuridrani Try 21'
Jarrad Butler Try 59'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 22'60' (2/2)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 13'30' (2/2)
Nic White (0/1)
Cards: Sam Carter Yellow card 75'
Attendance: 9,071
Referee: Steve Walsh
28 February 2015 Bulls 43–35 Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05 Try: Francois Hougaard Try 25'
Deon Stegmann Try 36'
Pierre Spies Try 44'
Jan Serfontein Try 80'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 26'37'45' (3/3)
Tian Schoeman Kick 81' (1/1)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 2'9'14'60' (4/4)
Tian Schoeman Kick 75' (1/1)
Report[47]
Scoreboard[48]
Try: Ryan Kankowski Try 30'
Cobus Reinach Try 60'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 31'61' (2/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 7'23'33'43'52'67'73' (7/7)
Attendance: 38,538
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
28 February 2015 Lions 19–22 Stormers Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
19:10 Try: Warwick Tecklenburg Try 17'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 18' (1/1)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 5'40'42'53' (4/4)
Ruan Combrinck (0/1)
Drop: Jaco van der Walt (0/1)
Report[49]
Scoreboard[50]
Try: Siya Kolisi Try 76'
Con: Kurt Coleman Kick 77' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 28'35'38'46'66' (5/5)
Attendance: 20,107
Referee: Andrew Lees
Bye/s: Waratahs

Round 4[edit]

6 March 2015 Chiefs 17–20 Highlanders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: penalty try Try 48'57'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 49'57' (2/2)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 5' (1/4)
Andrew Horrell (0/1)
Cards: James Lowe Yellow card 78'
Report[51]
Scoreboard[52]
Try: Patrick Osborne Try 35'
Con: Lima Sopoaga (0/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 20'28'40' (3/3)
Marty Banks Kick 77'80' (2/2)
Cards: Joe Wheeler Temporarily suspended from 46' to 57' 46' to 57'
Referee: Nick Briant
6 March 2015 Brumbies 27–15 Force GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Rory Arnold Try 7'
Joe Tomane Try 13'
Ben Alexander Try 23'
Nic White Try 49'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 8'24' (2/3)
Nic White (0/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 63' (1/1)
Report[53]
Scoreboard[54]
Try: Nick Cummins Try 11'
Steve Mafi Try 57'
Con: Zack Holmes Kick 58' (1/2)
Pen: Zack Holmes Kick 40' (1/2)
Attendance: 10,799
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
7 March 2015 Blues 10–13 Lions QBE Stadium, Albany  
19:35 Try: Jerome Kaino Try 30'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 31' (1/1)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 21' (1/2)
Report[55]
Scoreboard[56]
Try: Ruan Combrinck Try 63'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 64' (1/1)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 24'50' (2/3)
Ruan Combrinck (0/1)
Attendance: 6,420[57]
Referee: Matt O'Brien
7 March 2015 Reds 5–23 Waratahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40 Try: Marco Kotze Try 80'
Con: James O'Connor (0/1)
Pen: James O'Connor (0/2)
Report[58]
Scoreboard[59]
Try: Bernard Foley Try 25'
Peter Betham Try 67'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 26'68' (2/2)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 13'23'50' (3/4)
Cards: Tatafu Polota-Nau Temporarily suspended from 57' to 68' 57' to 68'
Attendance: 27,199[60]
Referee: Glen Jackson
7 March 2015 Cheetahs 20–39 Bulls Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Raymond Rhule Try 43'
Boom Prinsloo Try 59'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 44'60' (2/2)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 4'29' (2/2)
Cards: Raymond Rhule Temporarily suspended from 6' to 16' 6' to 16'
Report[61]
Scoreboard[62]
Try: Handré Pollard Try 18'
Bjorn Basson Try 31'
Jan Serfontein Try 71'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 19'32'72' (3/3)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 11'27'40'54'62' (5/5)
Drop: Handré Pollard Kick 65' (1/1)
Attendance: 25,835
Referee: Stuart Berry
7 March 2015 Stormers 29–13 Sharks Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
19:10 Try: Johnny Kôtze Try 18'
penalty try Try 66'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 19' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 67' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 33'40'45'50' (4/4)
Kurt Coleman Kick 73' (1/1)
Cards: Nic Groom Temporarily suspended from 21' to 33' 21' to 33'
Report[63]
Scoreboard[64]
Try: Patrick Lambie Try 24'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 26' (1/1)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 4'65' (2/2)
Cards: François Steyn Yellow card 73'
Attendance: 40,232
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Bye/s: Crusaders, Hurricanes, Rebels

Round 5[edit]

13 March 2015 Hurricanes 30–23 Blues Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
17:35 Try: TJ Perenara Try 7'
Matt Proctor Try 40'
Julian Savea Try 49'75'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 40'50' (2/4)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 6'17' (2/3)
Drop: Conrad Smith (0/1)
Report[65]
Scoreboard[66]
Try: Lolagi Visinia Try 20'
Frank Halai Try 28'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 21'29' (2/2)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 32'47'53' (3/5)
Attendance: 10,460
Referee: Glen Jackson
13 March 2015 Force 17–21 Rebels nib Stadium, Perth  
19:00 Try: Alby Mathewson Try 39'
Tetera Faulkner Try 74'
Con: Luke Burton Kick 40'75' (2/2)
Pen: Luke Burton Kick 48' (1/1)
Report[67]
Scoreboard[68]
Try: Mike Harris Try 4'
Dom Shipperley Try 22'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 5' (1/2)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 33'60'65' (3/3)
Attendance: 9,972
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
14 March 2015 Crusaders 34–6 Lions AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
16:30 Try: Andrew Ellis Try 6'
penalty try Try 56'
Kieron Fonotia Try 58'
Kieran Read Try 76'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 7'57'59'77' (4/4)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 17'24' (2/3)
Report[69]
Scoreboard[70]
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 26'46' (2/2)
Cards: Julian Redelinghuys Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50' to 60'
Attendance: 14,000[71]
Referee: Nick Briant
14 March 2015 Highlanders 26–19 Waratahs Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Tom Franklin Try 29'
Waisake Naholo Try 39'
Ben Smith Try 44'
Patrick Osborne Try 47'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 30'40'45' (3/4)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (0/2)
Report[72]
Scoreboard[73]
Try: Nick Phipps Try 3'
Matthew Carraro Try 19'
Stephen Hoiles Try 78'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 20'79' (2/3)
Cards: Sekope Kepu Temporarily suspended from 28' to 38' 28' to 38'
Attendance: 11,986[74]
Referee: Craig Joubert
14 March 2015 Reds 0–29 Brumbies Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40 Pen: Nick Frisby (0/1)
Cards: Liam Gill Temporarily suspended from 47' to 57' 47' to 57'
Report[75]
Scoreboard[76]
Try: Stephen Moore Try 20'
Ben Alexander Try 27'47'
Ita Vaea Try 57'
Christian Lealiifano Try 73'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 48'74' (2/5)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Attendance: 22,537
Referee: Andrew Lees
14 March 2015 Stormers 19–28 Chiefs Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
15:00 Try: Kobus van Wyk Try 19'
Con: Kurt Coleman Kick 20' (1/1)
Pen: Kurt Coleman Kick 15'23'35' (3/4)
Demetri Catrakilis Kick 63' (1/1)
Report[77]
Scoreboard[78]
Try: Aaron Cruden Try 27'
James Lowe Try 48'
Sam Cane Try 71'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 28'49' (2/3)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 5'40'60' (3/4)
Attendance: 42,247
Referee: Jaco Peyper
14 March 2015 Cheetahs 10–27 Sharks Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Francois Venter Try 79'
Con: Francois Brummer Kick 80' (1/1)
Pen: Willie du Plessis Kick 7' (1/2)
Report[79]
Scoreboard[80]
Try: François Steyn Try 9'
Marcell Coetzee Try 29'33'
Jack Wilson Try 74'
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 10'34' (2/4)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 26' (1/1)
Cards: Ryan Kankowski Yellow card 78'
Attendance: 16,583
Referee: Chris Pollock
Bye/s: Bulls

Round 6[edit]

20 March 2015 Highlanders 13–20 Hurricanes Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Lima Sopoaga Try 78'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 79' (1/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 9'62' (2/4)
Report[81]
Scoreboard[82]
Try: Reggie Goodes Try 49'
TJ Perenara Try 73'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 50'74' (2/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 36'59' (2/4)
Cards: Julian Savea Yellow card 78'
Attendance: 17,300[83]
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
20 March 2015 Rebels 16–20 Lions AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Mitch Inman Try 6'
Jonah Placid Try 12'
Con: Mike Harris (0/2)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 3'67' (2/3)
Cards: Steve Cummins Temporarily suspended from 60' to 71' 60' to 71'
Report[84]
Scoreboard[85]
Try: Marnitz Boshoff Try 44'
Lionel Mapoe Try 77'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 45'78' (2/2)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 32'61' (2/2)
Marnitz Boshoff (0/1)
Cards: Franco Mostert Temporarily suspended from 4' to 15' 4' to 15'
Referee: Mike Fraser
21 March 2015 Crusaders 57–14 Cheetahs AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Jordan Taufua Try 19'70'
penalty try Try 51'
Israel Dagg Try 53'
Dan Carter Try 55'78'
Nemani Nadolo Try 57'
David Havili Try 76'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 20'51'54'56'58'77'79' (7/8)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 40' (1/2)
Cards: Kieron Fonotia Temporarily suspended from 7' to 18' 7' to 18'
Report[86]
Scoreboard[87]
Try: Francois Venter Try 29'
Johann Sadie Try 32'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 30'33' (2/2)
Pen: Joe Pietersen (0/1)
Cards: Willie le Roux Temporarily suspended from 49' to 60' 49' to 60'
Coenie Oosthuizen Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79'
Referee: Andrew Lees
21 March 2015 Bulls 25–24 Force Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05 Try: Marcel van der Merwe Try 51'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 52' (1/1)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 9'15'33'63'67'80' (6/6)
Report[88]
Scoreboard[89]
Try: Adam Coleman Try 12'
Sam Wykes Try 44'
Kyle Godwin Try 72'
Con: Luke Burton Kick 13'45' (2/2)
Sias Ebersohn Kick 73' (1/1)
Pen: Luke Burton (0/2)
Sias Ebersohn Kick 78' (1/1)
Drop: Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Cards: Adam Coleman Temporarily suspended from 47' to 58' 47' to 58'
Tetera Faulkner Temporarily suspended from 49' to 59' 49' to 59'
Attendance: 14,282
Referee: Nick Briant
21 March 2015 Sharks 12–11 Chiefs Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
19:10 Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 3'32'40'60' (4/6)
Cards: Bismarck du Plessis Red card 18'
François Steyn Red card 28'
Report[90]
Scoreboard[91]
Try: Sam Cane Try 34'
Con: Aaron Cruden (0/1)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 6'29' (2/3)
Drop: Aaron Cruden (0/1)
Cards: Hika Elliot Red card 15'
Attendance: 18,564
Referee: Angus Gardner
22 March 2015 Waratahs 28–13 Brumbies Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
16:05 Try: Bernard Foley Try 26'
Israel Folau Try 31'
Tolu Latu Try 73'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 27'32' (2/3)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 11'16' (2/2)
Kurtley Beale Kick 47' (1/1)
Cards: Tolu Latu Yellow card 79'
Report[92]
Scoreboard[93]
Try: Matt Toomua Try 3'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 4' (1/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 18'23' (2/2)
Cards: Scott Fardy Temporarily suspended from 9' to 19' 9' to 19'
Attendance: 27,469[94]
Referee: Craig Joubert
Bye/s: Blues, Reds, Stormers

Round 7[edit]

27 March 2015 Hurricanes 36–12 Rebels Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: TJ Perenara Try 12'
Cory Jane Try 44'
Callum Gibbins Try 58'
Nehe Milner-Skudder Try 77'80'
Con: Jason Woodward Kick 13'45'59'81' (4/5)
Pen: Jason Woodward Kick 39' (1/2)
Cards: TJ Perenara Temporarily suspended from 69' to 80' 69' to 80'
Report[95]
Scoreboard[96]
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 8'27'31'40' (4/4)
Attendance: 13,528
Referee: Stuart Berry
27 March 2015 Reds 17–18 Lions Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:00 Try: penalty try Try 53'
Samu Kerevi Try 68'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 53'69' (2/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 12' (1/2)
Drop: Quade Cooper (0/1)
Report[97]
Scoreboard[98]
Try: Harold Vorster Try 14'
Warwick Tecklenburg Try 49'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 50' (1/2)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 40'72' (2/2)
Cards: Ruan Combrinck Temporarily suspended from 51' to 62' 51' to 62'
Attendance: 19,199
Referee: Glen Jackson
28 March 2015 Chiefs 37–27 Cheetahs Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
16:30 Try: Michael Leitch Try 2'
Liam Messam Try 18'
Sam Cane Try 68'
Andrew Horrell Try 76'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 3'19'69'77' (4/4)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 46'53'61' (3/3)
Cards: Michael Fitzgerald Temporarily suspended from 24' to 35' 24' to 35'
Ben Tameifuna Temporarily suspended from 32' to 41' 32' to 41'
Report[99]
Scoreboard[100]
Try: Boom Prinsloo Try 28'
Heinrich Brüssow Try 54'80'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 29'55' (2/2)
Willie du Plessis Kick 81' (1/1)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 8'11' (2/3)
Cards: Heinrich Brüssow Temporarily suspended from 66' to 76' 66' to 76'
Attendance: 11,610
Referee: Craig Joubert
28 March 2015 Highlanders 39–21 Stormers Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Aaron Smith Try 23'
Waisake Naholo Try 33'40'
Patrick Osborne Try 48'
Dan Pryor Try 72'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 24'34'40'49' (4/4)
Marty Banks (0/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 32' (1/1)
Marty Banks Kick 80' (1/1)
Cards: Aaron Smith Temporarily suspended from 56' to 68' 56' to 68'
Report[101]
Scoreboard[102]
Try: Juan de Jongh Try 19'75'
Michael Rhodes Try 61'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 20' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 62'76' (2/2)
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
28 March 2015 Waratahs 23–11 Blues Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Nick Phipps Try 8'
Peter Betham Try 75'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 9'76' (2/2)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 58'61'68' (3/4)
Kurtley Beale (0/1)
Report[103]
Scoreboard[104]
Try: Francis Saili Try 54'
Con: Daniel Bowden (0/1)
Pen: Daniel Bowden Kick 14'24' (2/3)
Cards: Jerome Kaino Yellow card 72'
Attendance: 16,342[105]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
28 March 2015 Sharks 15–9 Force Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
17:05 Try: SP Marais Try 43'
Lwazi Mvovo Try 68'
Con: François Steyn (0/1)
Fred Zeilinga Kick 69' (1/1)
Pen: François Steyn (0/1)
Fred Zeilinga Kick 64' (1/2)
Drop: François Steyn (0/1)
Report[106]
Scoreboard[107]
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 31'39' (2/4)
Luke Burton Kick 80' (1/1)
Attendance: 16,023
Referee: Nick Briant
28 March 2015 Bulls 31–19 Crusaders Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Francois Hougaard Try 3'
Burger Odendaal Try 9'
Grant Hattingh Try 66'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 10'67' (2/3)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 27'38'52'56' (4/6)
Drop: Handré Pollard (0/1)
Report[108]
Scoreboard[109]
Try: Nemani Nadolo Try 23'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 24' (1/1)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 14'19'33'64' (4/4)
Attendance: 25,734
Referee: Angus Gardner
Bye/s: Brumbies

Round 8[edit]

3 April 2015 Hurricanes 25–20 Stormers Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Nehe Milner-Skudder Try 26'
Julian Savea Try 36'
Beauden Barrett Try 39'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 27'40' (2/3)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 10'20' (2/2)
Report[110]
Scoreboard[111]
Try: penalty try Try 49'
Huw Jones Try 64'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 50'65' (2/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 15' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 74' (1/1)
Attendance: 13,369
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
3 April 2015 Rebels 23–15 Reds AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Lopeti Timani Try 22'
Tom English Try 31'
Nic Stirzaker Try 66'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 23' (1/3)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 11'71' (2/3)
Report[112]
Scoreboard[113]
Try: James Horwill Try 6'
Jake Schatz Try 13'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 7' (1/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 29' (1/3)
Cards: James Horwill Red card 20'
Referee: Matt O'Brien
4 April 2015 Chiefs 23–16 Blues Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: James Lowe Try 28'
Tom Marshall Try 68'
Con: Aaron Cruden Kick 29'69' (2/2)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 18'59'75' (3/5)
Report[114]
Scoreboard[115]
Try: Jerome Kaino Try 47'
Con: Daniel Bowden Kick 48' (1/1)
Pen: Daniel Bowden Kick 34'54' (2/2)
Ihaia West Kick 81' (1/1)
Attendance: 14,248
Referee: Mike Fraser
4 April 2015 Brumbies 20–3 Cheetahs GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Christian Lealiifano Try 4'
Blake Enever Try 45'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 5'46' (2/2)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 20'40' (2/2)
Report[116]
Scoreboard[117]
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 17' (1/1)
Attendance: 10,855
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
4 April 2015 Sharks 10–52 Crusaders Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
15:00 Try: Odwa Ndungane Try 55'
Con: Fred Zeilinga Kick 56' (1/1)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 18' (1/2)
Cards: Jean Deysel Red card 40'
Report[118]
Scoreboard[119]
Try: Andrew Ellis Try 3'
Israel Dagg Try 5'
Kieron Fonotia Try 22'
Ryan Crotty Try 35'
Colin Slade Try 43'
David Havili Try 47'
Matt Todd Try 52'
Tom Taylor Try 79'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 4'6'23'36'44' (5/7)
Tom Taylor Kick 80' (1/1)
Cards: Nepo Laulala Temporarily suspended from 37' to 46' 37' to 46'
Kieron Fonotia Temporarily suspended from 38' to 47' 38' to 47'
Nemani Nadolo Temporarily suspended from 40' to 50' 40' to 50'
Attendance: 25,969
Referee: Stuart Berry
4 April 2015 Lions 22–18 Bulls Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
17:05 Try: Akker van der Merwe Try 80'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 81' (1/1)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 10'16'58'62'74' (5/7)
Drop: Elton Jantjies (0/1)
Report[120]
Scoreboard[121]
Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Kick 27'35'38'66'70'79' (6/8)
Drop: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (0/1)
Attendance: 28,473
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Bye/s: Force, Highlanders, Waratahs

Round 9[edit]

10 April 2015 Blues 16–14 Brumbies Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Daniel Bowden Try 35'
Con: Daniel Bowden Kick 36' (1/1)
Pen: Daniel Bowden Kick 5'18' (2/2)
Ihaia West Kick 78' (1/1)
Report[122]
Scoreboard[123]
Try: Lausii Taliauli Try 57'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 46'68'74' (3/4)
Nic White (0/1)
Attendance: 10,000[124]
Referee: Andrew Lees
11 April 2015 Crusaders 20–25 Highlanders AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Matt Todd Try 7'
Jordan Taufua Try 20'
Con: Israel Dagg Kick 8' (1/1)
Colin Slade Kick 21' (1/1)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 57'78' (2/2)
Report[125]
Scoreboard[126]
Try: Ben Smith Try 39'
Waisake Naholo Try 45'51'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 40'52' (2/3)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 6'24' (2/2)
Aaron Smith (0/1)
Cards: Lima Sopoaga Temporarily suspended from 9' to 19' 9' to 19'
Referee: Glen Jackson
11 April 2015 Waratahs 18–32 Stormers Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Taqele Naiyaravoro Try 13'
Rob Horne Try 40'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 40' (1/2)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 35'58' (2/4)
Report[127]
Scoreboard[128]
Try: Damian de Allende Try 21'71'
Kobus van Wyk Try 47'
Cheslin Kolbe Try 77'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 22' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 48'72' (2/3)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 7'17' (2/2)
Kurt Coleman (0/2)
Drop: Demetri Catrakilis (0/1)
Attendance: 17,353[129]
Referee: Mike Fraser
11 April 2015 Force 15–24 Cheetahs nib Stadium, Perth  
19:45 Try: Luke Morahan Try 14'
Chris Alcock Try 43'
Con: Luke Burton Kick 15' (1/2)
Pen: Luke Burton Kick 39' (1/1)
Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Report[130]
Scoreboard[131]
Try: Raymond Rhule Try 6'
Heinrich Brüssow Try 67'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 68' (1/2)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 37'47'77' (3/3)
Drop: Joe Pietersen Kick 49' (1/1)
Attendance: 9,710
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
11 April 2015 Lions 23–21 Sharks Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
17:05 Try: Howard Mnisi Try 39'
Faf de Klerk Try 44'
Harold Vorster Try 47'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 45' (1/3)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 10'19' (2/4)
Report[132]
Scoreboard[133]
Try: Renaldo Bothma Try 21'
Lwazi Mvovo Try 32'
Thomas du Toit Try 78'
Con: Fred Zeilinga Kick 22'33'79' (3/3)
Pen: Fred Zeilinga (0/3)
Cards: André Esterhuizen Temporarily suspended from 59' to 70' 59' to 70'
Attendance: 37,184
Referee: Stuart Berry
11 April 2015 Bulls 43–22 Reds Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Burger Odendaal Try 60'
Piet van Zyl Try 69'
Francois Hougaard Try 8'35'
Pierre Spies Try 18'
Marcel van der Merwe Try 53'
Con: Tian Schoeman Kick 61'70' (2/3)
Jacques-Louis Potgieter Kick 9'19'36' (3/3)
Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Kick 5' (1/1)
Report[134]
Scoreboard[135]
Try: Lachlan Turner Try 16'
Will Genia Try 46'
Nick Frisby Try 49'
Marco Kotze Try 57'
Con: Lachlan Turner Kick 47' (1/4)
Cards: Adam Thomson Temporarily suspended from 52' to 64' 52' to 64'
Attendance: 15,393
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Bye/s: Chiefs, Hurricanes, Rebels

Round 10[edit]

17 April 2015 Crusaders 9–26 Chiefs AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Pen: Dan Carter Kick 7'37'43' (3/6)
Report[136]
Scoreboard[137]
Try: Michael Leitch Try 21'
James Lowe Try 40'
Liam Squire Try 71'
Con: Andrew Horrell Kick 22' (1/3)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 10' (1/1)
Tim Nanai-Williams Kick 19' (1/1)
Andrew Horrell Kick 59' (1/2)
Cards: Sam Cane Temporarily suspended from 6' to 17' 6' to 17'
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Nick Briant
18 April 2015 Hurricanes 24–29 Waratahs Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
16:30 Try: Conrad Smith Try 21'
Beauden Barrett Try 23'
Brad Shields Try 38'
TJ Perenara Try 70'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 22'24' (2/4)
Report[138]
Scoreboard[139]
Try: Peter Betham Try 14'40'
Will Skelton Try 34'
Israel Folau Try 52'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 15'40'53' (3/4)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 58' (1/2)
Attendance: 15,327
Referee: Glen Jackson
18 April 2015 Highlanders 30–24 Blues Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Malakai Fekitoa Try 11'38'
Waisake Naholo Try 17'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 12'18'39' (3/3)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 3'45'65' (3/3)
Cards: Joe Wheeler Temporarily suspended from 56' to 67' 56' to 67'
Report[140]
Scoreboard[141]
Try: George Moala Try 42'
Patrick Tuipulotu Try 50'
Keven Mealamu Try 57'77'
Con: Daniel Bowden Kick 58' (1/3)
Ihaia West Kick 78' (1/1)
Pen: Daniel Bowden (0/1)
Referee: Chris Pollock
18 April 2015 Brumbies 8–13 Rebels GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Henry Speight Try 40'
Con: Christian Lealiifano (0/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 63' (1/1)
Report[142]
Scoreboard[143]
Try: Sefa Naivalu Try 12'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 13' (1/1)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 10'26' (2/4)
Jack Debreczeni (0/1)
Attendance: 7,531
Referee: Angus Gardner
18 April 2015 Force 6–13 Stormers nib Stadium, Perth  
19:45 Pen: Luke Burton Kick 5'38' (2/3)
Cards: Luke Burton Yellow card 75'
Report[144]
Scoreboard[145]
Try: penalty try Try 9'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 10' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 3' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 76' (1/1)
Attendance: 10,823
Referee: Mike Fraser
18 April 2015 Sharks 10–17 Bulls Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
17:05 Try: Marcell Coetzee Try 42'
Con: Fred Zeilinga Kick 43' (1/1)
Pen: Fred Zeilinga Kick 18' (1/3)
Lionel Cronjé (0/1)
Report[146]
Scoreboard[147]
Try: Francois Hougaard Try 35'
Con: Handré Pollard (0/1)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 29'45'67'74' (4/5)
Drop: Handré Pollard (0/1)
Attendance: 23,623
Referee: Jaco Peyper
18 April 2015 Cheetahs 17–18 Reds Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Rayno Benjamin Try 32'
Boom Prinsloo Try 57'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 33'58' (2/2)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 4' (1/2)
Report[148]
Scoreboard[149]
Try: Adam Korczyk Try 43'
Samu Kerevi Try 52'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 44' (1/2)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 40' (1/2)
Drop: Nick Frisby Kick 74' (1/1)
Attendance: 14,373
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Bye/s: Lions

Round 11[edit]

24 April 2015 Chiefs 35–27 Force Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Charlie Ngatai Try 19'
Hika Elliot Try 39'
penalty try Try 46'
Tim Nanai-Williams Try 66'
Con: Marty McKenzie Kick 20'40'47' (3/4)
Pen: Marty McKenzie Kick 7'18'24' (3/3)
Report[150]
Scoreboard[151]
Try: Angus Cottrell Try 15'
Luke Morahan Try 56'
Matt Hodgson Try 62'
Heath Tessmann Try 77'
Con: Luke Burton Kick 57'63' (2/4)
Pen: Luke Burton Kick 10' (1/1)
Cards: Ian Prior Red card 28'
Attendance: 13,948
Referee: Angus Gardner
24 April 2015 Brumbies 31–18 Highlanders GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:55 Try: Henry Speight Try 5'
David Pocock Try 14'28'35'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 6'15'29'36' (4/4)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 9' (1/2)
Report[152]
Scoreboard[153]
Try: Shaun Treeby Try 44'
Dan Pryor Try 57'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 45' (1/2)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 18'23' (2/2)
Attendance: 10,138
Referee: Matt O'Brien
25 April 2015 Crusaders 29–15 Blues AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Mitchell Drummond Try 3'
Jordan Taufua Try 16'
Tom Taylor Try 42'
Codie Taylor Try 58'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 4'17'43' (3/4)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 40' (1/1)
Report[154]
Scoreboard[155]
Try: Francis Saili Try 32'
Brendon O'Connor Try 65'
Con: Daniel Bowden Kick 33' (1/2)
Pen: Daniel Bowden Kick 22' (1/1)
Cards: Jamison Gibson-Park Temporarily suspended from 53' to 64' 53' to 64'
Referee: Chris Pollock
25 April 2015 Waratahs 18–16 Rebels ANZ Stadium, Sydney  
19:55 Try: Michael Hooper Try 9'
Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 20'
Rob Horne Try 60'
Con: Bernard Foley (0/3)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 16' (1/2)
Report[156]
Scoreboard[157]
Try: Bryce Hegarty Try 74'
Con: Jack Debreczeni Kick 75' (1/1)
Pen: Jack Debreczeni Kick 40'50'58' (3/3)
Cards: Sefa Naivalu Temporarily suspended from 27' to 37' 27' to 37'
Attendance: 15,807[158]
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
25 April 2015 Lions 34–29 Cheetahs Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
17:05 Try: Warwick Tecklenburg Try 3'
Ruan Combrinck Try 42'
Lionel Mapoe Try 43'
Faf de Klerk Try 74'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 4'43'44'75' (4/4)
Pen: Ruan Combrinck (0/1)
Elton Jantjies Kick 48'71' (2/2)
Report[159]
Scoreboard[160]
Try: Cornal Hendricks Try 24'
Francois Venter Try 58'
Johann Sadie Try 61'
Carel Greeff Try 77'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 25'59'62' (3/4)
Drop: Joe Pietersen Kick 38' (1/2)
Attendance: 19,437
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
25 April 2015 Stormers 15–13 Bulls Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
19:10 Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 6'13'20'40'46' (5/5)
Report[161]
Scoreboard[162]
Try: Bjorn Basson Try 42'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 43' (1/1)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 25'55' (2/3)
Attendance: 45,872
Referee: Jaco Peyper
26 April 2015 Reds 19–35 Hurricanes Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
16:05 Try: Samu Kerevi Try 14'21'
Liam Gill Try 46'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 22'47' (2/3)
Cards: Liam Gill Temporarily suspended from 57' to 67' 57' to 67'
Report[163]
Scoreboard[164]
Try: TJ Perenara Try 34'67'
Callum Gibbins Try 37'
Julian Savea Try 63'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 35'38'68' (3/4)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 3'28'42' (3/5)
Attendance: 26,374
Referee: Nick Briant
Bye/s: Sharks

Round 12[edit]

1 May 2015 Highlanders 48–15 Sharks Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Gareth Evans Try 4'
Waisake Naholo Try 35'
Patrick Osborne Try 38'
Mark Reddish Try 56'
Aaron Smith Try 59'
Brendon Edmonds Try 66'
Elliot Dixon Try 78'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 5'36'39'57'67' (5/6)
Marty Banks (0/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 21' (1/1)
Report[165]
Scoreboard[166]
Try: Tendai Mtawarira Try 32'
Bismarck du Plessis Try 71'
Con: Fred Zeilinga Kick 33' (1/1)
Lionel Cronjé (0/1)
Pen: Fred Zeilinga Kick 25' (1/1)
Referee: Angus Gardner
1 May 2015 Brumbies 10–13 Waratahs GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Joe Tomane Try 8'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 9' (1/1)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 28' (1/2)
Report[167]
Scoreboard[168]
Try: Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 14'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 15' (1/1)
Pen: Kurtley Beale Kick 48' (1/1)
Bernard Foley Kick 58' (1/2)
Cards: Rob Horne Temporarily suspended from 65' to 75' 65' to 75'
Attendance: 17,563[169]
Referee: Glen Jackson
2 May 2015 Blues 41–24 Force Eden Park, Auckland  
17:30 Try: Melani Nanai Try 23'43'
Steven Luatua Try 40'
Akira Ioane Try 49'
Ihaia West Try 67'
Con: Daniel Bowden Kick 24'40' (2/2)
Lolagi Visinia Kick 44' (1/1)
Ihaia West Kick 50'68' (2/2)
Pen: Daniel Bowden Kick 3' (1/2)
Ihaia West Kick 63' (1/1)
Report[170]
Scoreboard[171]
Try: Pekahou Cowan Try 52'
Matt Hodgson Try 59'
Ryan Louwrens Try 70'
Ben McCalman Try 78'
Con: Luke Burton Kick 53' (1/1)
Sias Ebersohn Kick 71' (1/3)
Pen: Luke Burton (0/1)
Cards: Dane Haylett-Petty Temporarily suspended from 38' to 47' 38' to 47'
Attendance: 10,400[172]
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
2 May 2015 Hurricanes 29–23 Crusaders Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Beauden Barrett Try 9'
Brad Shields Try 12'
Reggie Goodes Try 55'
Blade Thomson Try 62'
Con: Beauden Barrett Kick 10'13'56' (3/4)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Kick 40' (1/1)
James Marshall (0/1)
Cards: Ma'a Nonu Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29' to 39'
Report[173]
Scoreboard[174]
Try: Dan Carter Try 2'
Colin Slade Try 32'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 3'33' (2/2)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 30'47'59' (3/5)
Attendance: 15,590
Referee: Mike Fraser
2 May 2015 Rebels 16–15 Chiefs AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 18'
Nic Stirzaker Try 39'
Con: Jack Debreczeni (0/2)
Pen: Jack Debreczeni Kick 6'35' (2/2)
Bryce Hegarty (0/2)
Report[175]
Scoreboard[176]
Try: Charlie Ngatai Try 58'
Michael Leitch Try 69'
Con: Damian McKenzie Kick 59' (1/2)
Pen: Andrew Horrell Kick 23' (1/2)
Cards: James Lowe Temporarily suspended from 34' to 45' 34' to 45'
Liam Messam Yellow card 75'
Attendance: 13,023
Referee: Andrew Lees
2 May 2015 Cheetahs 25–17 Stormers Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Michael van der Spuy Try 21'
Rayno Benjamin Try 25'
Clayton Blommetjies Try 70'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 22'71' (2/3)
Pen: Joe Pietersen Kick 2'18' (2/3)
Drop: Joe Pietersen (0/1)
Report[177]
Scoreboard[178]
Try: Dillyn Leyds Try 28'
Duane Vermeulen Try 56'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 29' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 57' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 15' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman (0/4)
Attendance: 21,283
Referee: Craig Joubert
2 May 2015 Bulls 35–33 Lions Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Piet van Zyl Try 6'9'
JJ Engelbrecht Try 29'
Pierre Spies Try 67'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 10'30'68' (3/4)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 18'22'75' (3/3)
Drop: Handré Pollard (0/1)
Report[179]
Scoreboard[180]
Try: Faf de Klerk Try 13'
Jacques van Rooyen Try 54'
Jaco Kriel Try 78'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 14'55'79' (3/3)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 27'39'45'52' (4/5)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff (0/1)
Attendance: 37,946
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Bye/s: Reds

Round 13[edit]

8 May 2015 Crusaders 58–17 Reds AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 Try: Andrew Ellis Try 2'
Colin Slade Try 18'
Nemani Nadolo Try 41'53'
Sam Whitelock Try 55'
Matt Todd Try 58'
Jone Macilai-Tori Try 63'
Dominic Bird Try 70'
Con: Colin Slade Kick 3'42'54'56'59'71' (6/8)
Pen: Colin Slade Kick 31'50' (2/2)
Cards: Dominic Bird Temporarily suspended from 35' to 45' 35' to 45'
Report[181]
Scoreboard[182]
Try: Samu Kerevi Try 40'
Chris Feauai-Sautia Try 79'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 40'80' (2/2)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 5' (1/2)
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Mike Fraser
8 May 2015 Rebels 42–22 Blues AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Colby Fainga'a Try 11'
Toby Smith Try 37'
Scott Higginbotham Try 52'
Dom Shipperley Try 69'
Jack Debreczeni Try 79'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 38'53'70'80' (4/5)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 5'33'57' (3/3)
Report[183]
Scoreboard[184]
Try: Melani Nanai Try 28'
Jamison Gibson-Park Try 49'
George Moala Try 67'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 29'50' (2/3)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 40' (1/1)
Attendance: 8,913
Referee: Angus Gardner
9 May 2015 Hurricanes 32–24 Sharks Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Cory Jane Try 12'
Conrad Smith Try 20'
Reggie Goodes Try 53'
Jeremy Thrush Try 73'
Con: James Marshall Kick 13'21'54' (3/4)
Pen: James Marshall Kick 77'80' (2/4)
Report[185]
Scoreboard[186]
Try: Bismarck du Plessis Try 6'
S'bura Sithole Try 47'
Odwa Ndungane Try 65'
Con: François Steyn Kick 7'48'66' (3/3)
Pen: François Steyn Kick 18' (1/2)
Cards: Etienne Oosthuizen Temporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22' to 32'
Attendance: 9,227
Referee: Chris Pollock
9 May 2015 Force 18–11 Waratahs nib Stadium, Perth  
17:40 Try: Ryan Louwrens Try 19'
Matt Hodgson Try 63'
Con: Luke Burton Kick 20' (1/2)
Pen: Marcel Brache (0/1)
Luke Burton Kick 31'40' (2/4)
Sias Ebersohn (0/2)
Cards: Matt Hodgson Yellow card 70'
Report[187]
Scoreboard[188]
Try: Taqele Naiyaravoro Try 52'
Con: Bernard Foley (0/1)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 24'27' (2/3)
Kurtley Beale (0/1)
Cards: Sekope Kepu Temporarily suspended from 33' to 43' 33' to 43'
Attendance: 10,115[189]
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
9 May 2015 Lions 28–23 Highlanders Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
15:00 Try: Courtnall Skosan Try 46'
Jaco Kriel Try 56'
Harold Vorster Try 62'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 47'57' (2/3)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Kick 7' (1/2)
Elton Jantjies Kick 70'77' (2/2)
Report[190]
Scoreboard[191]
Try: Gareth Evans Try 35'
Malakai Fekitoa Try 40'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 36'40' (2/2)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 23' (1/2)
Drop: Lima Sopoaga Kick 30' (1/1)
Ben Smith Kick 52' (1/1)
Attendance: 15,160
Referee: Craig Joubert
9 May 2015 Stormers 25–24 Brumbies Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Schalk Burger Try 61'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 62' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 7'39'40'44'50' (5/6)
Drop: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 66' (1/1)
Report[192]
Scoreboard[193]
Try: Joe Tomane Try 14'
David Pocock Try 70'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 15' (1/2)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 3'9'65' (3/3)
Jesse Mogg Kick 30' (1/1)
Cards: Jordan Smiler Temporarily suspended from 54' to 65' 54' to 65'
Attendance: 29,827
Referee: Stuart Berry
Bye/s: Bulls, Cheetahs, Chiefs

Round 14[edit]

15 May 2015 Blues 23–18 Bulls Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Lolagi Visinia Try 19'
George Moala Try 68'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 20'69' (2/2)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 10'36'39' (3/3)
Drop: Ihaia West (0/1)
Report[194]
Scoreboard[195]
Try: Jan Serfontein Try 32'53'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 33' (1/2)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 8'18' (2/2)
Attendance: 8,100[196]
Referee: Mike Fraser
15 May 2015 Reds 46–29 Rebels Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Rob Simmons Try 36'
Jake McIntyre Try 45'
Lachlan Turner Try 50'63'
Chris Feauai-Sautia Try 55'
Liam Gill Try 68'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 46'51'56'64'69' (5/6)
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 21'30' (2/2)
Report[197]
Scoreboard[198]
Try: Sefa Naivalu Try 5'32'
Dom Shipperley Try 72'
Luke Jones Try 76'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 6'33'77' (3/4)
Pen: Mike Harris Kick 27' (1/2)
Cards: Jack Debreczeni Temporarily suspended from 54' to 65' 54' to 65'
Attendance: 17,993
Referee: Andrew Lees
16 May 2015 Hurricanes 22–18 Chiefs Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Ma'a Nonu Try 10'68'
Ardie Savea Try 46'
Con: James Marshall Kick 11'69' (2/3)
Pen: James Marshall Kick 38' (1/1)
Report[199]
Scoreboard[200]
Try: Charlie Ngatai Try 40'
Sam Cane Try 75'
Con: Damian McKenzie Kick 40' (1/2)
Pen: Damian McKenzie Kick 13'24' (2/3)
Cards: Liam Squire Temporarily suspended from 49' to 59' 49' to 59'
Attendance: 17,770
Referee: Glen Jackson
16 May 2015 Waratahs 33–18 Sharks Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 1'
Taqele Naiyaravoro Try 53'
Bernard Foley Try 79'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 2'54'80' (3/3)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 21'29'63'70' (4/4)
Report[201]
Scoreboard[202]
Try: Odwa Ndungane Try 49'
François Steyn Try 58'
Con: François Steyn Kick 59' (1/2)
Pen: François Steyn Kick 18'36' (2/2)
Attendance: 18,578[203]
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
16 May 2015 Lions 20–30 Brumbies Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
17:05 Try: Jaco Kriel Try 65'
Andries Coetzee Try 79'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 66' (1/1)
Jaco van der Walt Kick 79' (1/1)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 7' (1/2)
Ruan Combrinck Kick 13' (1/1)
Report[204]
Scoreboard[205]
Try: Tevita Kuridrani Try 18'
Ita Vaea Try 21'
Christian Lealiifano Try 26'
Joe Tomane Try 72'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 22'27' (2/4)
Pen: Jesse Mogg Kick 76' (1/3)
Christian Lealiifano Kick 16' (1/2)
Attendance: 20,326
Referee: Jaco Peyper
16 May 2015 Cheetahs 24–45 Highlanders Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Rayno Benjamin Try 65'
Carl Wegner Try 68'
Francois Venter Try 72'
Con: Francois Brummer Kick 66'69'72' (3/3)
Pen: Francois Brummer Kick 15' (1/1)
Cards: Raymond Rhule Temporarily suspended from 43' to 53' 43' to 53'
Report[206]
Scoreboard[207]
Try: Ryan Tongia Try 4'17'
Aaron Smith Try 25'45'
Patrick Osborne Try 30'
Gareth Evans Try 47'
Ben Smith Try 74'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 5'18'31'46' (4/6)
Marty Banks Kick 75' (1/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (0/1)
Attendance: 11,431[208]
Referee: Stuart Berry
Bye/s: Crusaders, Force, Stormers

Round 15[edit]

22 May 2015 Chiefs 34–20 Bulls Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
19:35 Try: Liam Messam Try 23'
Bryce Heem Try 28'
Augustine Pulu Try 54'56'
Tim Nanai-Williams Try 80'
Con: Damian McKenzie Kick 24'55'57' (3/5)
Pen: Damian McKenzie Kick 6' (1/2)
Cards: Sam Cane Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79'
Report[209]
Scoreboard[210]
Try: Jan Serfontein Try 9'
Bjorn Basson Try 13'
Lappies Labuschagné Try 73'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 14' (1/3)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 16' (1/2)
Attendance: 13,714
Referee: Chris Pollock
22 May 2015 Reds 14–21 Sharks Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Chris Kuridrani Try 24'
Samu Kerevi Try 51'
Con: James O'Connor Kick 25'52' (2/2)
Report[211]
Scoreboard[212]
Try: Stefan Ungerer Try 17'69'
Con: François Steyn Kick 18' (1/1)
Lionel Cronjé (0/1)
Pen: François Steyn Kick 7'29'39' (3/3)
Drop: François Steyn (0/1)
Attendance: 20,899
Referee: Angus Gardner
23 May 2015 Blues 5–29 Hurricanes Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Matt Vaega Try 64'
Con: Simon Hickey (0/1)
Report[213]
Scoreboard[214]
Try: Chris Eves Try 35'
TJ Perenara Try 39'
Dane Coles Try 55'
Nehe Milner-Skudder Try 67'
Con: Otere Black Kick 36'40'56' (3/4)
Pen: Otere Black Kick 11' (1/1)
Attendance: 10,100[215]
Referee: Nick Briant
23 May 2015 Waratahs 32–22 Crusaders ANZ Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Taqele Naiyaravoro Try 7'52'
Rob Horne Try 24'
Bernard Foley Try 77'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 8'25'78' (3/4)
Pen: Kurtley Beale (0/1)
Bernard Foley Kick 21'44' (2/3)
Cards: Tolu Latu Temporarily suspended from 18' to 30' 18' to 30'
Report[216]
Scoreboard[217]
Try: Nemani Nadolo Try 2'
Richie McCaw Try 56'
Matt Todd Try 66'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 57'67' (2/3)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 12' (1/1)
Cards: Richie McCaw Yellow card 71'
Attendance: 26,971[218]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
23 May 2015 Force 3–23 Highlanders nib Stadium, Perth  
19:45 Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 23' (1/1)
Report[219]
Scoreboard[220]
Try: John Hardie Try 46'
Aaron Smith Try 74'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 47' (1/1)
Marty Banks Kick 75' (1/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 17'40' (2/3)
Drop: Lima Sopoaga Kick 72' (1/1)
Attendance: 13,554
Referee: Andrew Lees
23 May 2015 Cheetahs 17–40 Lions Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Boom Prinsloo Try 51'71'
Con: Coenie van Wyk Kick 52'72' (2/2)
Pen: Francois Brummer Kick 7' (1/1)
Report[221]
Scoreboard[222]
Try: Jaco Kriel Try 26'
Lionel Mapoe Try 40'
Courtnall Skosan Try 44'
Faf de Klerk Try 66'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 27'40'45'67' (4/4)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 10'16'36'56' (4/4)
Cards: Robbie Coetzee Temporarily suspended from 49' to 60' 49' to 60'
Attendance: 14,721
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
23 May 2015 Stormers 31–15 Rebels Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
19:10 Try: Damian de Allende Try 24'
Dillyn Leyds Try 40'46'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 25'47' (2/3)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 5'33'44'66' (4/4)
Report[223]
Scoreboard[224]
Try: Dom Shipperley Try 28'
Tom English Try 56'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 29' (1/1)
Jack Debreczeni (0/1)
Pen: Jack Debreczeni Kick 42' (1/1)
Attendance: 23,137
Referee: Stuart Berry
Bye/s: Brumbies

Round 16[edit]

29 May 2015 Crusaders 35–18 Hurricanes Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
19:35 Try: Mitchell Drummond Try 26'
Nafi Tuitavake Try 47'
Matt Todd Try 58'
Nemani Nadolo Try 72'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 27'48'59' (3/4)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 11'18'22' (3/3)
Cards: Robbie Fruean Temporarily suspended from 31' to 41' 31' to 41'
Report[225]
Scoreboard[226]
Try: Dane Coles Try 34'
Ardie Savea Try 41'
Con: Otere Black Kick 42' (1/2)
Pen: Otere Black Kick 20'56' (2/2)
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
29 May 2015 Brumbies 22–16 Bulls GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Jordan Smiler Try 30'
Henry Speight Try 45'58'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 46'59' (2/3)
Pen: Christian Lealiifano Kick 25' (1/3)
Drop: Nic White (0/1)
Report[227]
Scoreboard[228]
Try: Lappies Labuschagné Try 67'
Con: Handré Pollard Kick 68' (1/1)
Pen: Handré Pollard Kick 16'23'43' (3/4)
Drop: Handré Pollard (0/1)
Attendance: 9,791
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
29 May 2015 Sharks 25–21 Rebels Kings Park Stadium, Durban  
19:10 Try: S'bura Sithole Try 34'
Lwazi Mvovo Try 44'
Heimar Williams Try 51'
Con: Lionel Cronjé Kick 35'52' (2/3)
Pen: Lionel Cronjé Kick 17'73' (2/2)
Cards: Jannie du Plessis Temporarily suspended from 29' to 41' 29' to 41'
Report[229]
Scoreboard[230]
Try: Scott Higginbotham Try 40'59'
Bryce Hegarty Try 75'
Con: Jack Debreczeni Kick 40'60'76' (3/3)
Pen: Jack Debreczeni (0/1)
Cards: Laurie Weeks Red card 29'
Attendance: 18,567
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
30 May 2015 Highlanders 36–9 Chiefs Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
19:35 Try: Patrick Osborne Try 29'
Waisake Naholo Try 44'
Richard Buckman Try 72'
Ben Smith Try 78'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 45'73' (2/4)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 9'12'61'67' (4/5)
Report[231]
Scoreboard[232]
Pen: Damian McKenzie Kick 18'51'58' (3/4)
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Nick Briant
30 May 2015 Force 10–32 Reds nib Stadium, Perth  
17:40 Try: Dane Haylett-Petty Try 38'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Kick 39' (1/1)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Kick 12' (1/1)
Report[233]
Scoreboard[234]
Try: Quade Cooper Try 17'63'
Lachlan Turner Try 34'47'
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 18'35'64' (3/4)
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 29'57' (2/2)
Attendance: 9,259[235]
Referee: Matt O'Brien
30 May 2015 Stormers 42–12 Cheetahs Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Seabelo Senatla Try 5'34'
Damian de Allende Try 49'
Vincent Koch Try 64'
Sikhumbuzo Notshe Try 68'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 6'35'50'65' (4/4)
Kurt Coleman (0/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 4'10'17' (3/3)
Report[236]
Scoreboard[237]
Try: Boom Prinsloo Try 24'
Carel Greeff Try 76'
Con: Joe Pietersen Kick 25' (1/2)
Cards: Henco Venter Temporarily suspended from 47' to 57' 47' to 57'
Attendance: 39,426
Referee: Craig Joubert
30 May 2015 Lions 27–22 Waratahs Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg  
19:10 Try: Ruan Combrinck Try 6'34'
Harold Vorster Try 48'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 7'35'49' (3/3)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 28'43' (2/5)
Report[238]
Scoreboard[239]
Try: Stephen Hoiles Try 18'
Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 52'
Rob Horne Try 58'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 19'59' (2/3)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 9' (1/1)
Kurtley Beale (0/1)
Cards: Rob Horne Temporarily suspended from 27' to 37' 27' to 37'
Jacques Potgieter Temporarily suspended from 45' to 55' 45' to 55'
Attendance: 28,475[240]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Bye/s: Blues

Round 17[edit]

5 June 2015 Hurricanes 56–20 Highlanders McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 Try: Blade Thomson Try 15'
James Marshall Try 19'
TJ Perenara Try 25'47'
Dane Coles Try 36'
Julian Savea Try 42'
Ma'a Nonu Try 69'72'
Con: James Marshall Kick 20'37'43'48'73' (5/8)
Pen: James Marshall Kick 4'13' (2/2)
Report[241]
Scoreboard[242]
Try: Ryan Tongia Try 28'
Lima Sopoaga Try 32'
Marty Banks Try 44'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 45' (1/3)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (0/1)
Drop: Lima Sopoaga Kick 1' (1/1)
Cards: Gareth Evans Temporarily suspended from 12' to 24' 12' to 24'
Referee: Jaco Peyper
5 June 2015 Force 20–33 Brumbies nib Stadium, Perth  
19:00 Try: Tetera Faulkner Try 72'
Luke Morahan Try 75'
Con: Zack Holmes Kick 72'76' (2/2)
Pen: Zack Holmes Kick 14'16' (2/2)
Cards: Steve Mafi Temporarily suspended from 28' to 38' 28' to 38'
Report[243]
Scoreboard[244]
Try: David Pocock Try 10'28'66'
Christian Lealiifano Try 18'
Allan Alaalatoa Try 60'
Con: Christian Lealiifano Kick 11'19'29'61' (4/5)
Attendance: 9,054
Referee: Angus Gardner
6 June 2015 Rebels 21–20 Bulls AAMI Park, Melbourne  
15:30 Try: Sean McMahon Try 11'
Jack Debreczeni Try 40'
Lopeti Timani Try 59'
Con: Mike Harris Kick 12'40'60' (3/3)
Pen: Jack Debreczeni (0/1)
Report[245]
Scoreboard[246]
Try: Dean Greyling Try 4'
Lappies Labuschagné Try 29'
Con: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Kick 5'30' (2/2)
Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Kick 25'43' (2/2)
Cards: Dean Greyling Temporarily suspended from 54' to 67' 54' to 67'
Attendance: 10,123
Referee: Nick Briant
6 June 2015 Blues 11–34 Crusaders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Ben Lam Try 75'
Con: Simon Hickey (0/1)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 3'6' (2/2)
Report[247]
Scoreboard[248]
Try: Nemani Nadolo Try 14'
Luke Romano Try 34'
penalty try Try 61'
Matt Todd Try 67'
Con: Dan Carter Kick 15'35'62'68' (4/4)
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 26'47' (2/2)
Attendance: 13,020
Referee: Chris Pollock
6 June 2015 Reds 3–24 Chiefs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 6' (1/2)
Report[249]
Scoreboard[250]
Try: Bryce Heem Try 25'
Liam Messam Try 32'
Charlie Ngatai Try 69'
Con: Andrew Horrell Kick 26'33'70' (3/3)
Pen: Andrew Horrell Kick 51' (1/2)
Cards: Michael Leitch Temporarily suspended from 39' to 49' 39' to 49'
Attendance: 25,841
Referee: Mike Fraser
6 June 2015 Cheetahs 33–58 Waratahs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
15:00 Try: Francois Venter Try 11'80'
Cornal Hendricks Try 14'55'
Boom Prinsloo Try 28'
Con: Coenie van Wyk Kick 12'15'29' (3/3)
Niel Marais Kick 56' (1/2)
Cards: Rayno Benjamin Temporarily suspended from 60' to 70' 60' to 70'
Report[251]
Scoreboard[252]
Try: Israel Folau Try 4'38'60'
Michael Hooper Try 8'
Matthew Carraro Try 19'76'
Taqele Naiyaravoro Try 40'
Adam Ashley-Cooper Try 41'
Bernard Foley Try 72'
Con: Bernard Foley Kick 9'40'61'73'77' (5/9)
Pen: Bernard Foley Kick 65' (1/1)
Attendance: 5,579[253]
Referee: Glen Jackson
6 June 2015 Stormers 19–19 Lions Newlands Stadium, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Nic Groom Try 7'
Dillyn Leyds Try 29'
Nizaam Carr Try 52'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Kick 8' (1/1)
Kurt Coleman Kick 53' (1/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis (0/1)
Kurt Coleman (0/1)
Drop: Cheslin Kolbe (0/1)
Cards: Steven Kitshoff Yellow card 74'
Report[254]
Scoreboard[255]
Try: Faf de Klerk Try 17'
Schalk van der Merwe Try 35'
Malcolm Marx Try 76'
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 18' (1/2)
Marnitz Boshoff Kick 77' (1/1)
Attendance: 41,613
Referee: Stuart Berry
Bye/s: Sharks

Round 18[edit]

12 June 2015 Blues 7–44 Highlanders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Matt McGahan Try 68'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 69' (1/1)
Pen: Ihaia West (0/1)
Report[256]
Scoreboard[257]
Try: John Hardie Try 11'
Shaun Treeby Try 26'
Elliot Dixon Try 40'
Patrick Osborne Try 51'
Dan Pryor Try 55'
Joe Latta Try 65'
Ben Smith Try 76'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 40'<