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2005 Super 12 season

The 2005 Super 12 season was the tenth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2005, 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 Crusaders and New South Wales Waratahs at Jade Stadium, Christchurch. The Crusaders won 35 – 25 to win their fifth Super 12 title.

2005 Super 12
Countries Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsNew Zealand Crusaders (5th title)
Matches played69
Top point scorer(s)Australia Peter Hewat (174)
(NSW Waratahs)
Top try scorer(s)New Zealand Rico Gear (15)
(Crusaders)
2004 (Previous) (Next) 2006

This was the final season of Super 12 before the expansion to Super 14 with the Western Force and Cheetahs.

TableEdit

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1   Crusaders 11 9 0 2 459 281 178 8 45
2   Waratahs 11 9 0 2 322 174 148 5 41
3   Bulls 11 7 0 4 301 229 72 6 34
4   Hurricanes 11 8 0 3 281 248 33 2 34
5   Brumbies 11 5 1 5 260 266 -6 7 29
6   Chiefs 11 5 1 5 272 250 22 6 28
7   Blues 11 6 0 5 243 216 27 3 27
8   Highlanders 11 6 1 4 221 214 7 1 27
9   Stormers 11 3 1 7 215 320 -105 4 18
10   Reds 11 3 0 8 185 282 -97 5 17
11   Cats 11 1 1 9 226 326 -100 7 13
12   Sharks 11 1 1 9 205 384 -179 5 11

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

Crusaders
FB 15 Leon MacDonald
RW 14 Rico Gear
OC 13 Caleb Ralph
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Scott Hamilton
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Justin Marshall
N8 8 Mose Tuiali'i
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Reuben Thorne
RL 5 Ross Filipo
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Greg Somerville
HK 2 Corey Flynn
LP 1 David Hewett
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tone Kopelani
PR 17 Campbell Johnstone
FL 18 Sam Broomhall
FL 19 Johnny Leo'o
FH 20 Jamie Nutbrown
CE 21 Andrew Mehrtens
CE 22 Casey Laulala
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
Waratahs
FB 15 Mat Rogers
RW 14 Peter Hewat
OC 13 Morgan Turinui
IC 12 Nathan Grey
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Lachlan MacKay
SH 9 Chris Whitaker(c)
N8 8 David Lyons
OF 7 Phil Waugh
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Justin Harrison
TP 3 Al Baxter
HK 2 Brendan Cannon
LP 1 Matt Dunning
Substitutions:
HK 16 Adam Freier
PR 17 Gareth Hardy
LK 18 Alex Kanaar
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles
SH 20 Chris O'Young
FH 21 Shaun Berne
CE 22 Cameron Shepherd
Coach:
  Ewen McKenzie

Player statisticsEdit

Leading try-scorersEdit

Top 3 try scorers
Pos Name Tries Team
1 Rico Gear 15 Crusaders
2 Peter Hewat 10 Waratahs
3 Bryan Habana 9 Bulls

Leading point-scorersEdit

Top 3 Point Scorers
Pos Name Points Team
1 Peter Hewat 174 NSW Waratahs
2 Daniel Carter 171 Crusaders
3 Jimmy Gopperth 139 Hurricanes

Notes and referencesEdit

Further readingEdit

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