2003 Super 12 Season
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2003 Super 12 Season
2003 Super 12
Countries Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsNew Zealand Auckland Blues (3rd title)
Matches played69
Attendance1,686,678 (24,445 per match)
Top point scorer(s)New Zealand Carlos Spencer (143)
(Auckland Blues)
Top try scorer(s)New Zealand Doug Howlett (12)
(Auckland Blues)
2002 (Previous) (Next) 2004 ->

The 2003 Super 12 season was the eighth season of the Super 12, contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The season ran from February to May 2003, 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 Blues and the Crusaders at Eden Park, Auckland. The Blues won 21 – 17 to win their third 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 Blues 11 10 0 1 393 185 +208 9 49
2 New Zealand Crusaders 11 8 0 3 360 263 +97 8 40
3 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 7 0 4 324 277 +47 7 35
4 Australia Brumbies 11 6 0 5 358 313 +45 7 31
5 Australia Waratahs 11 6 0 5 313 344 -31 7 31
6 South Africa Bulls 11 6 0 5 320 354 -34 5 30
7 New Zealand Highlanders 11 6 0 5 287 246 +41 5 29
8 Australia Reds 11 5 0 6 281 318 -37 6 26
9 South Africa Stormers 11 5 0 6 255 353 -98 3 23
10 New Zealand Chiefs 11 2 0 9 257 274 -17 9 17
11 South Africa Sharks 11 3 0 8 239 306 -67 5 17
12 South Africa Cats 11 2 0 9 259 398 -139 4 12

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

16 May 2003
19:35
Canterbury Crusaders New Zealand 39 – 16 New Zealand Wellington Hurricanes
Jade Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 33,500
17 May 2003
19:35
Auckland Blues New Zealand 42 – 21 Australia ACT Brumbies
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 42,000

Grand final

24 May 2003
19:35
Auckland Blues New Zealand 21 – 17 New Zealand Canterbury Crusaders
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 47,000

Attendances

Team Main Stadium Capacity Total Attendance Average Attendance % Capacity
New Zealand Blues Eden Park 50,000 236,000 29,500 66%
New Zealand Chiefs Waikato Stadium 25,800 49,000 9,800 37%
New Zealand Hurricanes Westpac Stadium 34,500 136,358 22,726 74%
New Zealand Crusaders Jade Stadium 36,500 150,100 25,016 68%
New Zealand Highlanders Carisbrook 29,000 111,876 18,646 68%
Australia Reds Ballymore Stadium 18,000 92,127 18,425 100%
Australia Brumbies Canberra Stadium 25,011 107,681 21,536 86%
Australia Waratahs Sydney Football Stadium 44,000 183,128 30,521 69%
South Africa Sharks ABSA Stadium 52,000 154,300 30,860 59%
South Africa Bulls Loftus Versfeld 51,762 137,376 27,475 53%
South Africa Cats Ellis Park 62,567 150,174 25,029 46%
South Africa Stormers Newlands Stadium 51,900 178,558 29,759 57%

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