2002 Super 12 Season
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2002 Super 12 Season
2002 Super 12
Countries Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsNew Zealand Canterbury Crusaders (4th title)
Matches played69
Top point scorer(s)New Zealand Andrew Mehrtens (182)
(Canterbury Crusaders)
Top try scorer(s)New Zealand Roger Randle (12)
(Waikato Chiefs)
2001 (Previous) (Next) 2003 ->

The 2002 Super 12 season was the seventh season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2002, 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 the Brumbies at Jade Stadium, Christchurch. The Crusaders won 31 – 13 to win their fourth Super 12 title.

Table

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 New Zealand Crusaders 11 11 0 0 469 264 +205 7 51
2 Australia Waratahs 11 8 0 3 337 284 +53 7 39
3 Australia Brumbies 11 7 0 4 374 230 +144 10 38
4 New Zealand Highlanders 11 8 0 3 329 207 +122 6 38
5 Australia Reds 11 7 0 4 336 287 +49 6 34
6 New Zealand Blues 11 6 0 5 318 249 +69 5 29
7 South Africa Stormers 11 5 0 6 310 314 −4 7 27
8 New Zealand Chiefs 11 4 0 7 323 341 −18 8 24
9 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 5 0 6 232 317 −85 3 23
10 South Africa Sharks 11 4 0 7 221 309 −88 3 19
11 South Africa Cats 11 1 0 10 228 407 −179 2 6
12 South Africa Bulls 11 0 0 11 232 500 −268 1 1

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

18 May 2002
Crusaders New Zealand 34 – 23 New Zealand Highlanders
Tries: Mark Robinson (2), Richie McCaw
Cons: Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Pens: Andrew Mehrtens (3)
Drops: Andrew Mehrtens, Aaron Mauger
Tries: Jeff Wilson, Willie Walker
Cons: Willie Walker (2)
Pens: Willie Walker (3)
18 May 2002
Waratahs Australia 10 – 51 Australia ACT Brumbies
Try: Scott Staniforth
Con: Matthew Burke
Pen: Matthew Burke
Tries: Graeme Bond, Jeremy Paul, Justin Harrison, Owen Finegan, Pat Howard
Cons: Julian Huxley (5), Stirling Mortlock
Pens: Julian Huxley (2), Andrew Walker

Grand final

25 May 2002
Crusaders New Zealand 31 – 13 Australia ACT Brumbies
Tries: Vunibaka, Ralph (2)
Con: Mehrtens (2)
Pen: Mehrtens (3)
Drop: Mehrtens
Try: Walker
Con: Walker
Pen: Walker (2)

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