1999 Super 12 season

The 1999 Super 12 season was the fourth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 1999, with each team playing all the others once. At the end of the regular season, the top four teams entered the playoff semi finals, with the first placed team playing the fourth and the second placed team playing the third. The winner of each semi final qualified for the final, which was contested by the Canterbury Crusaders and the Otago Highlanders at Carisbrook, Dunedin. The Crusaders won 24 – 19 to win their second Super 12 title.

1999 Super 12
Countries Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsNew Zealand Canterbury Crusaders (2nd title)
Matches played69
Top point scorer(s)New Zealand Andrew Mehrtens (192)
(Canterbury Crusaders)
Top try scorer(s)Australia Joe Roff (8)
(ACT Brumbies)
1998 (Previous) (Next) 2000
McDonald's Super 12 rugby ball, 1999.

TeamsEdit

The 1999 Super 12 competition consisted of 12 teams, four from South Africa, three from Australia and five from New Zealand.
ACT Brumbies (Australia)
Auckland Blues (New Zealand)
Canterbury Crusaders (New Zealand)
Cats (South Africa)
Northern Bulls (South Africa)
Otago Highlanders (New Zealand)
Queensland Reds (Australia)
Sharks (South Africa)
Stormers (South Africa)
Waikato Chiefs (New Zealand)
Waratahs (Australia)
Wellington Hurricanes (New Zealand)

TableEdit

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1   Queensland Reds 11 8 1 2 233 170 +63 2 36
2   Stormers 11 8 0 3 290 244 +46 4 36
3   Otago Highlanders 11 8 0 3 280 203 +77 3 35
4   Canterbury Crusaders 11 7 1 3 324 262 +62 3 33
5   ACT Brumbies 11 5 0 6 278 195 +83 8 28
6   Waikato Chiefs 11 5 0 6 248 301 −53 6 26
7   Sharks 11 5 1 5 241 232 +9 3 25
8   Waratahs 11 4 1 6 246 248 −2 6 24
9   Auckland Blues 11 4 1 6 202 201 +1 5 23
10   Wellington Hurricanes 11 4 1 6 213 226 −13 4 22
11   Cats 11 4 0 7 312 341 −29 6 22
12   Northern Bulls 11 1 0 10 203 447 −244 3 7

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Round 4Edit

Round 5Edit

Round 6Edit

Round 7Edit

Round 8Edit

Round 9Edit

Round 10Edit

Round 11Edit

Round 12Edit

FinalsEdit

Semi finalsEdit

Grand finalEdit

30 May 1999
Otago Highlanders   19 – 24   Canterbury Crusaders
Try: Brian Lima
Isitolo Maka
Pen: Tony Brown (2)
Drop: Brendan Laney
Try: Afato So'oalo
Daryl Gibson
Con: Andrew Mehrtens
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (3)
Drop: Andrew Mehrtens
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 41,500
Referee:   Andre Watson

Notes and referencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • McIlraith, M. (2005).Ten Years of Super 12, Auckland: Hodder Moa. ISBN 1-86971-025-8


ReferencesEdit