2012 NAB Cup

The 2012 NAB Cup was the Australian Football League (AFL) pre-season competition played before the 2012 home-and-away season. The games were played between 17 February and 18 March 2012.

2012 NAB Cup
Season2012
Teams18
WinnersAdelaide (2nd title)
Matches played44
Attendance493,982 (average 11,227 per match)
Michael Tuck MedallistBernie Vince (Adelaide)
2011
2013

The competition format was changed for the second consecutive season, although the format was similar to that used in the previous year. As part of this year's competition, the NAB Regional Challenge was dissolved, with live matches to be staged at both regular AFL venues and select regional centres.[1]

The format for the 2012 NAB Cup was as follows:

  • Weeks 1 and 2: (Round 1 is split over weeks 1 and 2) The eighteen teams were split into six pools of three teams each. The three teams in each pool played each other in games of two 20-minute halves, with all three games being played over a three-hour period at the one venue.
  • Weeks 3 and 4: (Round 2 and 3) The eighteen teams played a full length match each week in either metropolitan or regional areas.
  • Week 5: (Round 4) The two best ranked teams played in the NAB Cup Grand Final. The other sixteen teams will play a full length practice match in either metropolitan or regional areas.

GamesEdit

The fixtures were announced by the AFL on 26 October 2011,[2][3] while the playing order of first-round games were announced by the AFL on 23 January 2012.[4]

Round 1Edit

Pool 1
Friday, 17 February 6:45 pm Richmond 0.6.5 (41) def. by North Melbourne 0.7.2 (44) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,228) Report
Friday, 17 February 7:50 pm North Melbourne 0.4.4 (28) def. by Hawthorn 1.6.8 (53) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,228) Report
Friday, 17 February 8:55 pm Hawthorn 0.5.7 (37) def. by Richmond 0.6.4 (40) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 28,228[5]) Report
Pool 2
Saturday, 18 February 7:15 pm Greater Western Sydney 1.3.3 (30) def. by Western Bulldogs 0.5.5 (35) Blacktown Olympic Park (crowd: 7,086) Report
Saturday, 18 February 8:20 pm Western Bulldogs 0.3.1 (19) def. by Collingwood 0.4.2 (26) Blacktown Olympic Park (crowd: 7,086) Report
Saturday, 18 February 9:25 pm Collingwood 0.5.5 (35) def. Greater Western Sydney 0.5.2 (32) Blacktown Olympic Park (crowd: 7,086[6]) Report
Pool 3
Sunday, 19 February 4:45 pm West Coast 0.9.3 (57) def. Essendon 0.5.6 (36) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 27,581) Report
Sunday, 19 February 5:50 pm Essendon 0.3.2 (20) def. by Fremantle 1.7.5 (56) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 27,581) Report
Sunday, 19 February 6:55 pm Fremantle 0.1.4 (10) def. by West Coast 0.4.6 (30) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 27,581) Report
Pool 4
Friday, 24 February 6:40 pm St Kilda 0.4.5 (29) def. by Sydney 0.9.5 (59) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 18,880) Report
Friday, 24 February 7:45 pm Sydney 0.2.1 (13) def. by Geelong 0.4.5 (29) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 18,880) Report
Friday, 24 February 8:50 pm St Kilda 1.3.9 (36) def. Geelong 1.0.6 (15) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 18,880) Report
Pool 5
Saturday, 25 February 6:10 pm Gold Coast 0.4.2 (26) def. Melbourne 0.3.5 (23) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 5,150) Report
Saturday, 25 February 7:15 pm Melbourne 0.2.1 (13) def. Brisbane Lions 0.1.4 (10) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 5,150) Report
Saturday, 25 February 8:20 pm Brisbane Lions 0.2.6 (18) def. Gold Coast 0.2.4 (16) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 5,150) Report
Pool 6
Sunday, 26 February 2:40 pm Port Adelaide 0.6.10 (46) def. Carlton 1.5.1 (40) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 12,532) Report
Sunday, 26 February 3:45 pm Carlton 0.5.4 (34) def. by Adelaide 1.5.4 (43) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 12,532) Report
Sunday, 26 February 4:50 pm Adelaide 0.2.6 (18) def. Port Adelaide 0.2.5 (17) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 12,532) Report

Round 2Edit

Round 2
Friday, 2 March 7:40 pm Gold Coast 1.8.12 (69) def. by Geelong 1.16.13 (118) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 5,381) Report
Saturday, 3 March 3:40 pm Hawthorn 2.12.18 (108) def. Greater Western Sydney 0.4.10 (34) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 5,100) Report
Saturday, 3 March 7:00 pm (cancelled) Essendon vs. St Kilda Wangaratta Showgrounds Report
Saturday, 3 March 7:00 pm Sydney 2.9.10 (82) def. North Melbourne 0.9.11 (65) Bruce Purser Reserve, Sydney (crowd: 2,024) Report
Saturday, 3 March 4:10 pm West Coast 1.12.11 (92) def. Port Adelaide 1.12.6 (87) Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah (crowd: 9,000) Report
Saturday, 3 March 7:40 pm Collingwood 1.9.7 (70) def. by Melbourne 0.11.13 (79) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 12,954) Report
Saturday, 3 March 7:10 pm Adelaide 0.14.9 (93) def. Brisbane Lions 1.5.3 (42) Traeger Park, Alice Springs (crowd: 4,756) Report
Sunday, 4 March 5:40 pm Western Bulldogs 0.11.8 (74) def. Carlton 0.11.4 (70) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 10,500) Report
Sunday, 4 March 5:10 pm Fremantle 1.14.12 (105) def. Richmond 0.10.7 (67) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 7,294) Report

The match between Essendon and St Kilda was cancelled because heavy rain in northern Victoria prevented the flights chartered by the Essendon Football Club from landing in or near Wangaratta. The decision by Essendon to fly, in the face of adverse weather forecasts well out from the date of the game, was criticised by many, including Victorian Minister for Sport Hugh Delahunty.[7][8] After initially treating the result as a draw, the AFL awarded the full four points to St Kilda, who had travelled to Wangaratta by bus the previous day.[9] The cancellation was a disappointment for the people of Wangaratta; the match, which had been sold out in advance, was a major event in the area; St Kilda played an intraclub match for the crowd that stayed, and the city received financial compensation from the league for the cancellation.[10]

Round 3Edit

Round 3
Friday 9 March 6:10 pm Essendon 1.14.12 (105) def. Sydney 1.14.10 (103) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 12,000) Report
Friday 9 March 8:10 pm Adelaide 1.20.9 (138) def. Collingwood 1.7.10 (61) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 12,062) Report
Saturday 10 March 3:10 pm Geelong 0.6.13 (49) def. by Richmond 1.14.15 (108) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 9,393) Report
Saturday 10 March 3:40 pm Port Adelaide 1.11.11 (86) def. Fremantle 2.5.18 (66) Encounter Bay Oval, Victor Harbor (crowd: 5,000) Report
Saturday 10 March 3:40 pm Brisbane Lions 0.15.14 (104) def. Carlton 0.6.4 (40) Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex (crowd: 5,147) Report
Saturday 10 March 5:30 pm Greater Western Sydney 0.11.10 (76) def. Gold Coast 1.8.6 (63) Lavington Sports Ground, Albury (crowd: 6,740) Report
Saturday 10 March 5:40 pm Melbourne 0.6.8 (44) def. by Hawthorn 1.17.12 (123) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 10,611) Report
Saturday 10 March 5:10 pm West Coast 1.10.16 (85) def. St Kilda 0.7.10 (52) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 9,411) Report
Sunday 11 March 3:40 pm North Melbourne 1.11.18 (93) def. Western Bulldogs 0.9.16 (70) Eureka Stadium, Ballarat (crowd: 8,000) Report

Grand FinalEdit

2012 NAB Cup Grand Final
Saturday, 17 March 7:10 pm Adelaide def. West Coast AAMI Stadium (crowd: 27,376) Report
0.2.2.14
1.3.6.33
2.6.13.67
 2.10.17.95
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.0.2.20
2.1.6.30
2.4.7.49
 2.5.13.61
Umpires: McBurney, McInerney, Mollison, Dalgleish
Michael Tuck Medal: Bernie Vince
Television broadcast: Seven Network / Fox Footy
Jaensch, Walker Super Goals Hill, Nicoski
Walker 2, Callinan, Jacobs,
Mackay, Petrenko, Porplyzia,
Thompson, Tippett, Vince
Goals Darling, Hams, Hill,
Priddis, Weedon
Vince, Thompson, Dangerfield,
Walker, Reilly, Mackay
Best Priddis, S.Selwood,
Butler, Hill, Waters
Nil Injuries Nicoski (hamstring)

Practice matchesEdit

Practice matches
Friday 16 March 4:00 pm Collingwood 10.20 (80) def. St Kilda 6.11 (47) Visy Park (crowd: 3,000) Report
Friday 16 March 7:10 pm Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) def. Melbourne 9.10 (64) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 2,500) Report
Friday 16 March 6:00 pm Fremantle 12.11 (83) def. by Hawthorn 13.8 (86) Patersons Stadium (crowd: 5,316) Report
Saturday 17 March 12:30 pm Greater Western Sydney 10.6 (66) def. by Richmond 20.20 (140) Manuka Oval (crowd: 4,222) Report
Saturday 17 March 1:00 pm Sydney 14.19 (103) def. Gold Coast 13.6 (84) Blacktown Olympic Park (crowd: 741[11]) Report
Saturday 17 March 3:00 pm Geelong 11.18 (84) def. Western Bulldogs 11.9 (75) Simonds Stadium (crowd: 3,800) Report
Saturday 17 March 3:30 pm Essendon 16.16 (112) def. Brisbane Lions 8.8 (56) Visy Park (crowd: 3,500) Report
Sunday 18 March 1:00 pm Carlton 15.10 (100) def. by North Melbourne 18.8 (116) Visy Park (crowd: 9,783) Report

These matches, played on the same weekend as the Grand Final, were not counted towards the NAB Cup ladder.
All matches played in this round were conducted under normal AFL premiership season rules.

LadderEdit

2012 NAB Cup Ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Adelaide 4 4 0 0 292 154 189.6 16 Grand Final
2 West Coast 4 4 0 0 264 185 142.7 16
3 Hawthorn 4 3 1 0 321 146 219.9 12
4 Fremantle 4 2 2 0 237 203 116.7 8
5 Sydney 4 2 2 0 257 228 112.7 8
6 Port Adelaide 4 2 2 0 236 216 109.3 8
7 Richmond 4 2 2 0 256 235 108.9 8
8 Brisbane Lions 4 2 2 0 174 162 107.4 8
9 North Melbourne 4 2 2 0 230 246 93.5 8
10 Geelong 4 2 2 0 211 226 93.4 8
11 Western Bulldogs 4 2 2 0 198 219 90.4 8
12 St Kilda 4 2 2 0 118 159 74.2 8
13 Collingwood 4 2 2 0 192 268 71.6 8
14 Melbourne 4 2 2 0 159 229 69.4 8
15 Essendon 4 1 3 0 161 217 74.2 4
16 Gold Coast 4 1 3 0 174 235 74.0 4
17 Greater Western Sydney 4 1 3 0 172 241 71.4 4
18 Carlton 4 0 4 0 184 267 68.9 0
Source: NAB Cup AFL Ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

Notes


References
  1. ^ "Giant NAB Cup test for GWS". AFL.com.au. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ "2012 NAB Cup fixtures". Herald Sun. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  3. ^ "2012 NAB Cup Fixture" (PDF). AFL.com.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. ^ "NAB Cup order released". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  5. ^ Gleeson, Michael; Hanlon, Peter (18 February 2012). "Tigers show early promise". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  6. ^ Forsaith, Rob; Cordy, Neil (19 February 2012). "Results for Collingwood, respect for Greater Western Sydney". Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  7. ^ "NAB Cup match cancelled". The Age. Melbourne. 3 March 2012.
  8. ^ Lowther, Andrew (3 March 2012). "Dons, Saints game cancelled". Australian Football League. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Saints awarded the points". Australian Football League. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  10. ^ Lienert, Sam (4 March 2012). "St Kilda gets maximum four points for Essendon's no-show in NAB cup". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  11. ^ Warren, Adrian (18 March 2012). "Swans put Suns in the shade". The Age. Retrieved 18 March 2012.