2001 Super 12 Season
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2001 Super 12 Season
2001 Super 12
Countries Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsAustralia ACT Brumbies (1st title)
Matches played69
Top point scorer(s)South Africa Louis Koen (157)
(Golden Cats)
Top try scorer(s)Australia Andrew Walker (8)
(ACT Brumbies)
Fiji Aisea Tuilevu (8)
(Otago Highlanders)
2000 (Previous) (Next) 2002 ->

The 2001 Super 12 season was the sixth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2001, 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 ACT Brumbies and the Coastal Sharks at Bruce Stadium, Canberra. The ACT Brumbies won 36 – 6 to win their first Super 12 title, and became the first Super Rugby champions from outside New Zealand. This was the first year where a New Zealand team failed to make the playoffs.

Table

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 Australia Brumbies 11 8 0 3 348 204 +144 8 40
2 South Africa Sharks 11 8 0 3 322 246 +76 6 38
3 South Africa Cats 11 7 0 4 285 244 +41 6 34
4 Australia Reds 11 6 0 5 300 277 +33 8 32
5 New Zealand Highlanders 11 6 0 5 284 295 −11 5 29
6 New Zealand Chiefs 11 6 0 5 301 330 −29 4 28
7 South Africa Stormers 11 5 0 6 278 285 −7 6 26
8 Australia Waratahs 11 5 0 6 306 302 +4 5 25
9 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 5 0 6 291 316 −25 5 25
10 New Zealand Crusaders 11 4 0 7 307 331 −55 7 23
11 New Zealand Blues 11 4 0 7 243 298 −55 4 20
12 South Africa Bulls 11 2 0 9 241 378 −137 3 11

Results

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Finals

Semi finals

19 May 2001
Coastal Sharks South Africa 30 – 12 South Africa Golden Cats
ABSA Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 52,750
19 May 2001
ACT Brumbies Australia 30 – 6 Australia Queensland Reds
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 25,273

Grand final

26 May 2001
ACT Brumbies 36 – 6 Coastal Sharks
Try: Roff (2), Giffin
Con: Walker (3)
Pen: Walker (5)
Pen: James (2)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 26,271
Referee: Paddy O'Brien New Zealand

Top scorers

Attendances

Team Main Stadium Capacity Total Attendance Average Attendance % Capacity
New Zealand Blues Eden Park 50,000
New Zealand Chiefs Waikato Stadium 25,800
New Zealand Hurricanes Westpac Stadium 34,500
New Zealand Crusaders Jade Stadium 36,500
New Zealand Highlanders Carisbrook 29,000
Australia Reds Ballymore Stadium 18,000
Australia Brumbies Canberra Stadium 25,011
Australia Waratahs Sydney Football Stadium 44,000
South Africa Sharks ABSA Stadium 52,000
South Africa Bulls Loftus Versfeld 51,762
South Africa Cats Ellis Park 62,567
South Africa Stormers Newlands Stadium 51,900

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