2009 Super 14 Season
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2009 Super 14 Season

2009 Super 14
Countries Australia
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsSouth Africa Bulls (2nd title)
Matches played94
Tries scored506 (5.38 per match)
Top point scorer(s)South Africa Morné Steyn (189)
(Bulls)
Top try scorer(s)New Zealand Ma'a Nonu (9)
(Hurricanes)
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The 2009 Super 14 season kicked off in February 2009 with pre-season matches held from mid-January. It finished on 30 May, when the Bulls won their second Super Rugby title with a decisive 61-17 victory over the Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. The 2009 season was the fourth of the expansion, which led to the name change to the Super 14. The schedule, which covered 3½ months, featured a total of 94 matches, with each team playing one full round-robin against the 13 other teams, two semi-finals and a final. Every team received one bye over the 14 rounds.

Table

Key to colours
     Top four teams advance to playoffs.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1 South Africa Bulls 13 10 0 3 338 271 +67 6 46
2 New Zealand Chiefs 13 9 0 4 338 236 +102 9 45
3 New Zealand Hurricanes 13 9 0 4 380 279 +101 8 44
4 New Zealand Crusaders 13 8 1 4 231 198 +33 7 41
5 Australia Waratahs 13 9 0 4 241 212 +29 5 41
6 South Africa Sharks 13 8 0 5 282 239 +43 6 38
7 Australia Brumbies 13 8 0 5 311 305 +6 6 38
8 Australia Western Force 13 6 1 6 328 275 +45 10 36
9 New Zealand Blues 13 5 0 8 339 369 -30 12 32
10 South Africa Stormers 13 5 0 8 235 249 -14 7 27
11 New Zealand Highlanders 13 4 0 9 254 269 -15 10 26
12 South Africa Lions 13 4 0 9 294 419 -125 9 25
13 Australia Reds 13 3 0 10 258 380 -122 7 19
14 South Africa Cheetahs 13 2 0 11 213 341 -128 3 11

Results

Round 1

  • Todd Clever came off the bench for the Lions to become the first American ever to play in Super Rugby.

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Playoffs

Semi-finals

Final

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television match official:
Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

This large win by the Bulls, is the highest winning score, and the highest winning margin ever in a Super 14 final.[47]

Player statistics

Leading try scorers

Top 10 try scorers
Pos Name Tries Pld Team
1 Ma'a Nonu 9 14 Hurricanes
2 Bryan Habana 8 11 Bulls
3= Cameron Shepherd 7 8 Western Force
3= Joe Rokocoko 7 10 Blues
3= Jano Vermaak 7 13 Lions
3= Isaia Toeava 7 13 Blues
3= Pierre Spies 7 15 Bulls
8= JP Pietersen 6 10 Sharks
8= Henno Mentz 6 11 Lions
8= Sitiveni Sivivatu 6 8 Chiefs
8= Tamati Ellison 6 11 Hurricanes
8= Anthony Tuitavake 6 11 Blues

Leading point scorers

Top 10 overall point scorers
Pos Name Points Pld Team
1 Morné Steyn 189 (1T, 32C, 29P, 11DG) 15 Bulls
2 Stephen Donald 141 (3T, 39C, 16P) 15 Chiefs
3 Matt Giteau 115 (3T, 26C, 15P, 1DG) 12 Western Force
4 Rory Kockott 110 (2T, 23C, 17P, 1DG) 11 Sharks
5 Jimmy Gopperth 104 (4T, 24C, 12P) 11 Blues
6 Andre Pretorius 95 (22C, 11P, 6DG) 10 Lions
7 Stirling Mortlock 81 (3T, 24C, 6P) 12 Brumbies
8 Mark Gerrard 74 (3T, 10C, 20P) 10 Brumbies
9 Peter Grant 67 (2T, 12C, 11P) 10 Stormers
10 Willie Ripia 65 (1T, 18C, 8P) 7 Hurricanes

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 34,500 104,472 14,924
New Zealand Crusaders Jade Stadium 36,500 95,977 15,996 43%
New Zealand Highlanders Carisbrook 29,000
Australia Reds Suncorp Stadium 52,500 111,886 18,647 35%
Australia Brumbies Canberra Stadium 25,011
Australia Western Force Subiaco Oval 43,500
Australia Waratahs Sydney Football Stadium 44,000
South Africa Sharks ABSA Stadium 52,000 237,147 33,878 65%
South Africa Bulls Loftus Versfeld 51,762
South Africa Lions Ellis Park 62,567
South Africa Cheetahs Free State Stadium 46,000 77,388 12,898 32%
South Africa Stormers Newlands Stadium 51,900

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