2005 Super 12 Season
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2005 Super 12 Season
2005 Super 12
Countries Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsNew Zealand Crusaders (5th title)
Matches played69
Attendance1,806,017 (26,174 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Australia Peter Hewat (174)
(NSW Waratahs)
Top try scorer(s)New Zealand Rico Gear (15)
(Crusaders)
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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.

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

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 9 0 2 459 281 178 8 45
2 Australia Waratahs 11 9 0 2 322 174 148 5 41
3 South Africa Bulls 11 7 0 4 301 229 72 6 34
4 New Zealand Hurricanes 11 8 0 3 281 248 33 2 34
5 Australia Brumbies 11 5 1 5 260 266 -6 7 29
6 New Zealand Chiefs 11 5 1 5 272 250 22 6 28
7 New Zealand Blues 11 6 0 5 243 216 27 3 27
8 New Zealand Highlanders 11 6 1 4 221 214 7 1 27
9 South Africa Stormers 11 3 1 7 215 320 -105 4 18
10 Australia Reds 11 3 0 8 185 282 -97 5 17
11 South Africa Cats 11 1 1 9 226 326 -100 7 13
12 South Africa Sharks 11 1 1 9 205 384 -179 5 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

Grand final

Player statistics

Leading try-scorers

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-scorers

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

Attendances

Team Main Stadium Capacity Total Attendance Average Attendance % Capacity
New Zealand Blues Eden Park 50,000 180,533 30,088 65%
New Zealand Chiefs Waikato Stadium 25,800 80,276 16,055 62%
New Zealand Hurricanes Westpac Stadium 34,500 146,855 24,475 78%
New Zealand Crusaders Jade Stadium 36,500 200,342 28,620 84%
New Zealand Highlanders Carisbrook 29,000 90,310 15,051 55%
Australia Reds Ballymore Stadium 18,000 90,653 18,130 72%
Australia Brumbies Canberra Stadium 25,011 114,475 22,895 91%
Australia Waratahs Sydney Football Stadium 44,000 236,179 33,739 76%
South Africa Sharks ABSA Stadium 52,000 130,994 26,198 50%
South Africa Bulls Loftus Versfeld 51,762 171,249 34,249 66%
South Africa Cats Ellis Park 62,567 156,245 26,040 43%
South Africa Stormers Newlands Stadium 51,900 207,906 34,651 66%

Notes and references

Further reading

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

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