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2011 Super Rugby Season
2011 Super Rugby season
CountriesAustralia (5 teams)
New Zealand (5 teams)
South Africa (5 teams)
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
ChampionsReds (1st title)
Matches played125
Tries scored559 (4.47 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Quade Cooper (228)
Top try scorer(s)Bjorn Basson /
Sean Maitland /
Sarel Pretorius (9)
Official websitesuperrugby.com
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The 2011 Super Rugby season was the first season of the new 15-team format for the Super Rugby competition, which involved teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Including its past iterations as Super 12 and Super 14, this was the 16th season for the Southern Hemisphere's premier transnational club competition. The season kicked off in February 2011, with pre-season matches held from mid-January. It finished in early July to allow players a recovery period for the 2011 Rugby World Cup to be held in September and October; in future non-World Cup years, the competition will extend into August.

This season saw the arrival of the Melbourne Rebels, admitted to the competition as Australia's fifth team after entry by the Southern Kings from South Africa was denied. This was also the first season of a revamped competition format, with a greater focus on matches within each participating country and an expanded finals series.

During this season, the first ever Super Rugby game was played outside the SANZAR region, taking place at Twickenham Stadium between the Crusaders and the Sharks. The match was moved to Twickenham because of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Proceeds of the game were also donated to the relief effort.

The final was played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane between the Queensland Reds and the Crusaders. The Reds won 18-13 to claim their first Super Rugby title.[1]

Competition format

Covering 21 weeks, the schedule featured a total of 125 matches. The 15 teams were grouped by geography, labelled the Australian Conference, New Zealand Conference and the South African Conference. With the new format, the regular season consisted of two types of matches:

  • Internal Conference Matches - Each team plays the other four teams in the same conference twice, home and away. (See table below for conferences.)
  • Cross Conference Matches - Each team plays four teams of the other two conferences away, and four teams of the other two conferences home, thus missing out on two teams (one from each of the other conferences). Each team plays two home and two away games against teams from each of the other countries, making a total of eight cross conference games for each team.[2]

The top team of each conference, plus the next top three teams in table points regardless of conference (wild card teams), moved on to the finals.[3][4] The top two conference winners, based on table points, receive first-round byes. In the first round of the finals, the third conference winner is the No. 3 seed and hosts the wild card team with the worst record, and the best wild card team hosts the second-best wild card team. In the semi-finals, the No. 2 conference winner hosts the higher surviving seed from the first round, and the No. 1 conference winner hosts the other first-round winner. The final is hosted by the top remaining seed.[5]

Standings

Australian Conference
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Reds 18 13 0 3 2 429 309 +120 5 1 66
2 Waratahs 18 10 0 6 2 398 252 +146 6 3 57
3 Force 18 5 2 9 2 333 416 -83 0 5 37
4 Brumbies 18 4 1 11 2 314 437 -123 3 4 33
5 Rebels 18 3 0 13 2 281 570 -289 2 2 24
New Zealand Conference
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Crusaders 18 11 1 4 2 436 273 +163 5 2 61
2 Blues 18 10 1 5 2 405 335 +70 6 4 60
3 Highlanders 18 8 0 8 2 296 343 -47 2 3 45
4 Hurricanes 18 5 2 9 2 328 398 -70 5 5 42
5 Chiefs 18 6 1 9 2 332 348 -16 2 4 40
South African Conference
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Stormers 18 12 0 4 2 400 257 +143 4 3 63
2 Sharks 18 10 1 5 2 407 339 +68 6 1 57
3 Bulls 18 10 0 6 2 416 370 +46 3 3 54
4 Cheetahs 18 5 0 11 2 435 437 -2 5 7 40
5 Lions 18 3 1 12 2 351 477 -126 2 5 29
Overall Standings
Pos Team Rnd W D L Bye PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Australia Reds 18 13 0 3 2 429 309 +120 5 1 66
2 South Africa Stormers 18 12 0 4 2 400 257 +143 4 3 63
3 New Zealand Crusaders 18 11 1 4 2 436 273 +163 5 2 61
4 New Zealand Blues 18 10 1 5 2 405 335 +70 6 4 60
5 Australia Waratahs 18 10 0 6 2 398 252 +146 6 3 57
6 South Africa Sharks 18 10 1 5 2 407 339 +68 6 1 57
7 South Africa Bulls 18 10 0 6 2 416 370 +46 3 3 54
8 New Zealand Highlanders 18 8 0 8 2 296 343 -47 2 3 45
9 New Zealand Hurricanes 18 5 2 9 2 328 398 -70 5 5 42
10 New Zealand Chiefs 18 6 1 9 2 332 348 -16 2 4 40
11 South Africa Cheetahs 18 5 0 11 2 435 437 -2 5 7 40
12 Australia Force 18 5 2 9 2 333 416 -83 0 5 37
13 Australia Brumbies 18 4 1 11 2 314 437 -123 3 4 33
14 South Africa Lions 18 3 1 12 2 351 477 -126 2 5 29
15 Australia Rebels 18 3 0 13 2 281 570 -289 2 2 24

Source: NZ Herald

Legend:

  • Rnd = Round Completed (Games Played plus Byes), W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Bye = Number of Byes, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points

Points breakdown:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 4 points for a bye
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
  • 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

The Overall Standings classification system:[6][7]

  • Three Conference Winners/Leaders in log points order
  • Three Wildcard teams in log points order
  • The remaining nine teams in log points order
  • When teams are level on log points, they are sorted by number of games won, then overall points difference, then number of tries scored and then overall try difference

Notes:

  • The Round 2 match between the Crusaders and Hurricanes scheduled for 26 February 2011 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington was abandoned by agreement of both sides and SANZAR due to the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The match was declared a draw, with both sides earning 2 competition points.[8]

Fixtures

Round 1

18 February 2011 Hurricanes 9-14 Highlanders Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Pen: Aaron Cruden Kick 12'29'61'
Cards: Ma'a Nonu Yellow card 29 Yellow-red card 50
Report Try: Lima Sopoaga Try 20
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 31'
Robbie Robinson Kick 63'
Cards: Brayden Mitchell Temporarily suspended from 70' to 80' 70 to 80
Attendance: 11,250
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
18 February 2011 Rebels 0-43 Waratahs AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Cards: Ged RobinsonTemporarily suspended from 43' to 53' 43 to 53 Report Try: Kurtley Beale Try 2552
Drew Mitchell Try 3247
Tatafu Polota-Nau Try 44
Rob Horne Try 61
Phil Waugh Try 66
Con: Berrick Barnes Kick 48'53'61'
Kurtley Beale Kick 67'
Attendance: 25,524
Referee: Mark Lawrence
19 February 2011 Blues 24-22 Crusaders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Benson Stanley Try 50
Tony Woodcock Try 62
Keven Mealamu Try 71
Pen: Stephen Brett Kick 10'14'58'
Report Try: Sean Maitland Try 21
Andrew Ellis Try 39
Pen: Dan Carter Kick 2'17'30'54'
Attendance: 30,002
Referee: Chris Pollock
19 February 2011 Brumbies 28-20 Chiefs Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Robbie Coleman Try 13
Francis Fainifo Try 22
Salesi Ma'afu Try 71
Con: Matt Giteau Kick 14'72'
Pen: Matt Giteau Kick 3'10'60'
Report Try: Sitiveni Sivivatu Try 52
Lelia Masaga Try 80
Con: Stephen Donald Kick 53'
Pen: Stephen Donald Kick 38'
Attendance: 13,227
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
19 February 2011 Sharks 24-9 Cheetahs Mr Price Kings Park, Durban  
17:05 Try: Jacques Botes Try 3
Bismarck du Plessis Try 68
Con: Patrick Lambie Kick 69'
Pen: Patrick Lambie Kick 10'49'52'
Jacques-Louis Potgieter Kick 76'
Report Pen: Naas Olivier Kick 34'44'63'
Attendance: 26,972
Referee: Craig Joubert
19 February 2011 Lions 20-24 Bulls Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg  
19:10 Try: Waylon Murray Try 36
Martin Bezuidenhout Try 57
Warren Whiteley Try 61
Con: Elton Jantjies Kick 58'
Pen: Elton Jantjies Kick 69'
Report Try: Zane Kirchner Try 15
Gerhard van den Heever Try 17
Con: Morné Steyn Kick 18'
Pen: Morné Steyn Kick 21'28'39'40'
Attendance: 42,300
Referee: Marius Jonker
20 February 2011 Reds 21-20 Force Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
16:40 Try: Saia Faingaa Try 62
James Hanson Try 75
Con: Quade Cooper Kick 76'
Pen: Quade Cooper Kick 4'24'46'
Report Try: James O'Connor Try 67
Pen: James O'Connor Kick 8'12'17'40'57'
Attendance: 26,060
Referee: Ian Smith
Bye/s: Stormers

Round 2

25 February 2011 Highlanders 23-13 Chiefs Carisbrook, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Nasi Manu, Kade Poki
Con: Robbie Robsinson (2)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (2), Robbie Robsinson
Report Try: Mike Delany
Con: Mike Delany
Pen: Mike Delany (2)
Cards: Tawera Kerr-BarlowTemporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58 to 68
Attendance: 10,950
Referee: Mark Lawrence
25 February 2011 Rebels 25-24 Brumbies AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Stirling Mortlock
Con: Danny Cipriani
Pen: Danny Cipriani (6)
Report Try: Pat McCabe, Henry Speight
Con: Matt Giteau
Pen: Matt Giteau (3)
Drop: Matt Giteau
Attendance: 14,234
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
25 February 2011 Cheetahs 23-25 Bulls Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10 Try: Andries Strauss, Robert Ebersohn, Ashley Johnson
Con: Naas Olivier
Pen: Naas Olivier (2)
Cards: Wilhelm SteenkampTemporarily suspended from 54' to 64' 54 to 64
Report Try: Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw, Fourie du Preez
Con: Morné Steyn (2)
Pen: Morné Steyn (2)
Attendance: 23,012
Referee: Craig Joubert
26 February 2011 Hurricanes 0-0 * Crusaders Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Report
26 February 2011 Waratahs 30-6 Reds ANZ Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Drew Mitchell, Dave Dennis, Lachie Turner, Benn Robinson
Con: Kurtley Beale (2)
Pen: Berrick Barnes (2)
Report Pen: Quade Cooper (2)
Attendance: 33,846
Referee: Bryce Lawrence
26 February 2011 Sharks 26-12 Blues Mr Price Kings Park, Durban  
17:05 Try: Patrick Lambie, JP Pietersen
Con: Patrick Lambie (2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie (4)
Report Pen: Stephen Brett (3), Luke McAlister
Attendance: 26,812
Referee: Jaco Peyper
26 February 2011 Stormers 19-16 Lions DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
19:10 Try: Pieter Louw
Con: Peter Grant
Pen: Gary Van Aswegen (3), Peter Grant
Cards: Deon FourieTemporarily suspended from 23' to 33' 23 to 33
Report Try: Waylon Murray, Jaco Taute
Pen: Elton Jantjies (2)
Attendance: 34,152
Referee: Stuart Dickinson

Note * : The match was cancelled and called a draw due to the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Byes: Force

Round 3

4 March 2011 Crusaders 33-18 Waratahs Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
19:35 Try: Robbie Fruean (2), Sonny Bill Williams
Con: Daniel Carter (3)
Pen: Daniel Carter (4)
Report Try: Tom Carter, Luke Burgess, Afa Pakalani
Pen: Kurtley Beale
Attendance: 10,988
Referee: Chris Pollock
5 March 2011 Chiefs 38-10 Rebels Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Sitiveni Sivivatu, Lelia Masaga (2), Sona Taumalolo
Con: Stephen Donald (3)
Pen: Stephen Donald (3)
Report Try: Gareth Delve
Con: Danny Cipriani
Pen: Danny Cipriani
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Vinny Munro
5 March 2011 Brumbies 25-31 Reds Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Stephen Moore, Pat McCabe, Ita Vaea, Ben Alexander
Con: Matt Giteau
Pen: Matt Giteau
Report Try: Scott Higginbotham
Con: Quade Cooper
Pen: Quade Cooper (7)
Drop: Quade Cooper
Cards: Ben DaleyTemporarily suspended from 37' to 47' 37 to 47
Attendance: 16,027
Referee: Mark Lawrence
5 March 2011 Force 12-39 Sharks nib Stadium, Perth  
19:05 Pen: James O'Connor (4)
Cards: Rory Sidey
Nick CumminsTemporarily suspended from 77' to ' 77 to
Report Try: Odwa Ndungane, Bismarck du Plessis, Steven Sykes, Willem Alberts, Patrick Lambie
Con: Patrick Lambie (3)
Pen: Patrick Lambie (2)
Attendance: 17,620
Referee: Keith Brown
5 March 2011 Stormers 21-15 Cheetahs DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
17:05 Pen: Peter Grant (7)
Report Pen: Naas Olivier (4), Riaan Viljoen
Attendance: 31,497
Referee: Pro Legoete
5 March 2011 Bulls 28-35 Highlanders Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Flip van der Merwe, Fourie du Preez, Bjorn Basson
Con: Morné Steyn (2)
Pen: Morné Steyn (3)
Cards: Deon StegmannTemporarily suspended from 39' to 49' 39 to 49
Report Try: Adam Thomson, Josh Bekhuis, Kade Poki (2)
Con: Tony Brown (3)
Pen: Robbie Robinson (2), Tony Brown
Cards: Aloando SoakaiTemporarily suspended from 72' to ' 72 to
Attendance: 26,852[9]
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
Byes: Hurricanes

Round 4

11 March 2011 Crusaders 52-10 Brumbies Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
19:35 Try: Sean Maitland (4), Sonny Bill Williams, Israel Dagg
Con: Daniel Carter (4), Matt Berquist
Pen: Daniel Carter (4)
Report Try: Matt Giteau
Con: Matt Giteau
Pen: Matt Giteau
Cards: Matt GiteauTemporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22 to 32
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Garratt Williamson
11 March 2011 Rebels 32-34 Sharks AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Cooper Vuna, Julian Huxley, Danny Cipriani, Jarrod Saffy
Con: Danny Cipriani (3)
Pen: Danny Cipriani (2)
Cards: Cooper VunaTemporarily suspended from 54' to 64' 54 to 64
Report Try: Bismarck du Plessis, Lwazi Mvovo, Ryan Kankowski, Jacques-Louis Potgieter
Con: Patrick Lambie (4)
Pen: Patrick Lambie (2)
Attendance: 15,126
Referee: Chris Pollock
11 March 2011 Stormers 18-6 Highlanders DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
19:10 Pen: Peter Grant (6)
Cards: Andries BekkerTemporarily suspended from 35' to 45' 35 to 45
Report Pen: Robbie Robinson (2)
Cards: Jarrad HoeataTemporarily suspended from 35' to 45' 35 to 45
Attendance: 32,436
Referee: Steve Walsh
12 March 2011 Force 22-22 Blues nib Stadium, Perth  
19:05 Try: Nick Cummins
Con: James O'Connor
Pen: James O'Connor (5)
Cards: Jono JenkinsTemporarily suspended from 75' to ' 75 to
Report Try: Keven Mealamu
Con: Stephen Brett
Pen: Luke McAlister (4), Stephen Brett
Attendance: 15,931
Referee: Nathan Pearce
12 March 2011 Cheetahs 20-25 Lions Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05 Try: Andries Strauss
Pen: Sias Ebersohn (5)
Report Try: Lionel Mapoe, Derick Minnie
Pen: Elton Jantjies (5)
Cards: James KamanaTemporarily suspended from 55' to 65' 55 to 65
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Keith Brown
Byes: Bulls, Reds, Waratahs

Round 5

18 March 2011 Chiefs 15-9 Sharks Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Pen: Tim Nanai-Williams, Mike Delany (4)
Report Pen: Patrick Lambie (3)
Attendance: 8,428
Referee: Garratt Williamson
19 March 2011 Blues 41-17 Hurricanes Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Rene Ranger, Stephen Brett, Lachie Munro, Alby Mathewson, Jared Payne
Con: Luke McAlister (2), Lachie Munro (3)
Pen: Luke McAlister (2)
Report Try: Neemia Tialata
Pen: Daniel Kirkpatrick (4)
Cards: Andrew HoreTemporarily suspended from 64' to 74' 64 to 74
Attendance: 22,507
Referee: Vinny Munro
19 March 2011 Waratahs 3-23 Cheetahs Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Pen: Kurtley Beale
Report Try: Phillip Snyman, Sarel Pretorius
Con: Sias Ebersohn (2)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn (3)
Attendance: 15,849
Referee: Chris Pollock
19 March 2011 Lions 15-27 Force Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg  
17:05 Pen: Elton Jantjies (4)
Drop: Elton Jantjies
Report Try: Nick Cummins, Alfie Mafi
Con: Cameron Shepherd
Pen: James O'Connor (5)
Cards: James O'ConnorTemporarily suspended from 51' to 61' 51 to 61
Attendance: 13,535
Referee: Mark Lawrence
19 March 2011 Bulls 13-23 Stormers Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Bjorn Basson
Con: Morné Steyn
Pen: Morne Steyn (2)
Report Try: Bryan Habana
Pen: Peter Grant (6)
Attendance: 47,101
Referee: Keith Brown
Byes: Brumbies

Round 6

26 March 2011 Reds 41-8 Cheetahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
14:40 Try: Digby Ioane, Rod Davies (2), Saia Faingaa, Will Genia (2)
Con: Quade Cooper (3), Mike Harris
Pen: Quade Cooper
Report Try: Wilhelm Steenkamp
Pen: Sias Ebersohn
Attendance: 19,579
26 March 2011 Chiefs 13-16 Blues Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 Try: Liam Messam, Sona Taumalolo
Pen: Mike Delany
Report Try: Jared Payne,
Con: Luke McAlister
Pen: Luke McAlister (3)
Attendance: 9,098
26 March 2011 Brumbies 22-29 Waratahs Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Ben Alexander
Con: Matt Giteau
Pen: Matt Giteau (5)
Report Try: Ryan Cross, Sitaleki Timani
Con: Kurtley Beale (2)
Pen: Kurtley Beale (5)
Attendance: 18,011
26 March 2011 Stormers 51-16 Force DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
15:00 Try: Jaque Fourie (2), Deon Fourie (2), Jean de Villiers, Andries Bekker
Con: Peter Grant (6)
Pen: Peter Grant (3)
Try: James O'Connor
Con: James O'Connor
Pen: James O'Connor (3)
Attendance: 31,591
Referee: Pro Legoete
Byes: Highlanders

Round 7

1 April 2011 Waratahs 23-16 Chiefs Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Atieli Pakalani, Penalty try
Con: Kurtley Beale (2)
Pen: Kurtley Beale (3)
Report Try: Tim Nanai-Williams
Con: Mike Delany
Pen: Mike Delany (2), Tim Nanai-Williams
Attendance: 20,720
Referee: Jaco Peyper
2 April 2011 Hurricanes 14-26 Bulls McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 Try: Serge Lilo
Pen: Daniel Kirkpatrick (2), Aaron Cruden
Report Try: Francois Hougaard
Pen: Morné Steyn (5)
Drop: Morné Steyn (2)
Attendance: 10,750
Referee: Steve Walsh
2 April 2011 Force 25-26 Rebels nib Stadium, Perth  
19:05 Try: Sam Wykes, Nathan Charles, Rory Sidey
Con: James O'Connor (2)
Pen: James O'Connor (2)
Report Try: Mark Gerrard, Hugh Pyle, Richard Kingi
Con: Danny Cipriani
Pen: Danny Cipriani (3)
Attendance: 15,118
Referee: Craig Joubert
2 April 2011 Lions 25-30 Reds Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg  
15:00 Try: Michael Killian, Jaco Taute
Pen: Andre Pretorius (4), Rory Kockott
Report Try: Luke Morahan, Quade Cooper, Digby Ioane
Con: Mike Harris (3)
Pen: Mike Harris (3)
Attendance: 13,119
Referee: Vinny Munro
2 April 2011 Sharks 6-16 Stormers Mr Price Kings Park, Durban  
17:05 Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (2)
Report Try: Schalk Burger
Con: Peter Grant
Pen: Peter Grant (3)
Attendance: 34,071
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Byes: Crusaders

Round 8

8 April 2011 Highlanders 24-21 Cheetahs Carisbrook, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Adam Thomson (2), Kendrick Lynn
Con: Colin Slade (3)
Pen: Colin Slade
Report Try: W. P. Nel, Robert Ebersohn, Philip Burger
Con: Sias Ebersohn (3)
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Nathan Pearce
9 April 2011 Crusaders 27-0 Bulls Alpine Energy Stadium, Timaru  
19:35 Try: Sonny Bill Williams, Israel Dagg, Tom Marshall
Pen: Matt Berquist (4)
Report Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Jonathon White
9 April 2011 Brumbies 17-16 Hurricanes Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Henry Speight
Pen: Matt Giteau (4)
Report Try: Aaron Cruden
Con: Aaron Cruden
Pen: Aaron Cruden, Daniel Kirkpatrick (2)
Attendance: 12,233
Referee: Craig Joubert
9 April 2011 Force 3-31 Waratahs nib Stadium, Perth  
20:05 Pen: James O'Connor
Report Try: Tom Carter, Drew Mitchell (2), Kurtley Beale
Con: Kurtley Beale (4)
Pen: Kurtley Beale
Attendance: 14,578
Referee: Garratt Williamson
9 April 2011 Stormers 6-19 Reds DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
17:05 Pen: Peter Grant (2)
Report Try: Mike Harris
Con: Quade Cooper
Pen: Quade Cooper (4)
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Byes: Blues, Chiefs, Rebels

Round 9

15 April 2011 Chiefs 16-34 Crusaders Baypark Stadium, Mount Maunganui  
19:35 Try: Lelia Masaga
Con: Mike Delany
Pen: Mike Delany (3)
Report Try: Robbie Fruean, Sean Maitland, Andy Ellis, Luke Romano
Con: Matt Berquist (4)
Pen: Matt Berquist (2)
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Craig Joubert
16 April 2011 Reds 39-30 Bulls Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Quade Cooper 6'c, Radike Samo 37'c, Luke Morahan (2) 48'm, 56'm Digby Ioane 67'm, James Horwill 72'm
Con: Quade Cooper (3)
Drop: Quade Cooper 34'c
Report Try: Bjorn Basson (2) 38'm, 77'm, Danie Rossouw 70'c
Con: Morné Steyn (3)
Pen: Morné Steyn (3)
Attendance: 26,266
17 April 2011 Brumbies 19-27 Force Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
16:10 Try: Matt Giteau
Con: Matt Giteau
Pen: Matt Giteau (4)
Report Try: James O'Connor, David Smith (2)
Con: William Ripia, James O'Connor (2)
Pen: James O'Connor (2)
Attendance: 13,123
Referee: Keith Brown
Byes: Sharks

Round 10

22 April 2011 Blues 40-23 Rebels North Harbour Stadium, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Rene Ranger (2), Joe Rokocoko, Benson Stanley, Jared Payne, Luke Braid
Con: Stephen Brett, Luke McAlister
Pen: Stephen Brett (2)
Report Try: Cooper Vuna, Lachlan Mitchell
Con: Danny Cipriani (2)
Pen: Danny Cipriani (3)
Attendance: 10,100
Referee: Jonathon White
23 April 2011 Reds 19-15 Waratahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Quade Cooper 37'c
Con: Quade Cooper
Pen: Quade Cooper (3)
Drop: Quade Cooper 40+1'c
Report Pen: Kurtley Beale (5)
Attendance: 35,828
Referee: Steve Walsh, replaced by Ian Smith Second half
23 April 2011 Force 26-21 Bulls nib Stadium, Perth  
20:05 Try: Cameron Shepherd
Pen: James O'Connor (6), Willie Ripia
Report Try: Chiliboy Ralepelle, Bjorn Basson
Con: Morné Steyn
Pen: Morné Steyn (3)
Attendance: 13,780
Referee: Mark Lawrence

Round 11

29 April 2011 Highlanders 10-15 Blues Carisbrook, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Robbie Robinson
Con: Robbie Robinson
Pen: Robbie Robinson
Report Pen: Luke McAlister (5)
Attendance: 12,277
Referee: Chris Pollock
30 April 2011 Waratahs 28-9 Rebels Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Dave Dennis, Dean Mumm
Con: Kurtley Beale (2)
Pen: Kurtley Beale (3)
Report Pen: Julian Huxley (3)
Attendance: 20,120
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
30 April 2011 Force 30-42 Crusaders nib Stadium, Perth  
20:05 Try: Cameron Shepherd (2)
Con: James O'Connor
Pen: James O'Connor (5), Willie Ripia
Report Try: Israel Dagg (2), Sonny Bill Williams, Corey Flynn, Kahn Fotuali'i
Con: Matt Berquist (4)
Pen: Matt Berquist (3)
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Vinny Munro
30 April 2011 Stormers 32-12 Sharks DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
19:10 Try: Jean de Villiers c, Gio Aplon c, Jaque Fourie m, Deon Fourie c
Con: Lionel Cronjé (2), Kurt Coleman
Pen: Lionel Cronjé
Drop: Gio Aplon
Report Pen: Patrick Lambie (4)
Attendance: 46,018
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Byes: Lions

Round 12

6 May 2011 Hurricanes 11-17 Blues Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Hosea Gear
Pen: Aaron Cruden (2)
Report Try: Alby Mathewson
Pen: Lachie Munro (4)
Attendance: 11,016
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
7 May 2011 Waratahs 20-15 Force Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Ryan Cross, John Ulugia
Con: Kurtley Beale (2)
Pen: Kurtley Beale (2)
Report Pen: James O'Connor (5)
Attendance: 17,532
7 May 2011 Stormers 14-20 Crusaders DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Jaque Fourie
Pen: Lionel Cronjé (3)
Report Try: Wyatt Crockett (2)
Con: Matt Berquist (2)
Pen: Matt Berquist (2)
Attendance: 48,500
Byes: Bulls

Round 13

13 May 2011 Highlanders 13-6 Hurricanes Rugby Park, Invercargill  
19:35 Try: Ben Smith
Con: Lima Sopoaga
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (2)
Report Pen: Aaron Cruden (2)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Vinny Munro
14 May 2011 Brumbies 20-29 Lions Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Try: Stephen Moore, Andrew Smith
Con: Matt Giteau (2)
Pen: Matt Giteau (2)
Report Try: Michael Rhodes, Deon van Rensburg, Alwyn Hollenbach, Jaco Taute
Con: Elton Jantjies (3)
Pen: Elton Jantjies
Attendance: 10,122
Referee: Nathan Pearce
14 May 2011 Bulls 47-10 Rebels Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05 Try: Wynand Olivier (3), Zane Kirchner (2), Bjorn Basson, Fourie du Preez
Con: Morné Steyn (6)
Report Try: Cooper Vuna
Con: Julian Huxley
Pen: Julian Huxley
Attendance: 18,833
Referee: Chris Pollock

Round 14

20 May 2011 Blues 26-28 Stormers Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Alby Mathewson, Lachie Munro
Con: Luke McAlister (2)
Pen: Luke McAlister (4)
Report Try: Juan de Jongh, Johann Sadie, Schalk Burger
Con: Dewaldt Duvenage (2)
Pen: Lionel Cronjé, Dewaldt Duvenage (2)
Attendance: 22,200
Referee: Keith Brown
21 May 2011 Crusaders 25-19 Chiefs McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 Try: Luke Romano
Con: Daniel Carter
Pen: Daniel Carter (5)
Drop: Daniel Carter
Report Try: Liam Messam
Con: Stephen Donald
Pen: Stephen Donald (4)
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
21 May 2011 Waratahs 29-12 Lions Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Kurtley Beale, Sosene Anesi (2), Ryan Cross, Tom Kingston
Con: Kurtley Beale (2)
Report Try: Jaco Taute, Dylan des Fountain
Con: Elton Jantjies
Attendance: 14,130
Referee: Marius Jonker
21 May 2011 Force 13-13 Brumbies nib Stadium, Perth  
10:05 Try: Sam Wykes
Con: James O'Connor
Pen: James O'Connor (2)
Report Try: Henry Speight
Con: Matt Giteau
Pen: Matt Giteau (2)
Attendance: 14,477
Referee: Ian Smith

Round 15

28 May 2011 Highlanders 22-26 Lions Carisbrook, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Shaun Treeby
Con: Lima Sopoaga (1/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (5)
Report Try: Joshua Strauss, Wikus van Heerden
Con: Elton Jantjies (2/2)
Pen: Elton Jantjies (4)
Attendance: 5,217
Referee: Jonathon White
28 May 2011 Brumbies 3-16 Stormers Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40 Pen: Christian Lealiifano (1)
Try: Francois Louw
Con: Kurt Coleman (1/1)
Pen: Kurt Coleman (2), Gio Aplon (1)
Attendance: 10,311
Referee: Marius Jonker
28 May 2011 Sharks 26-21 Waratahs Mr Price Kings Park, Durban  
17:05 Try: Patrick Lambie, JP Pietersen
Con: Patrick Lambie (2/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie (4)
Report Try: Lachie Turner, Daniel Halangahu
Con: Daniel Halangahu (1/2)
Pen: Kurtley Beale (3)
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
28 May 2011 Bulls 32-21 Cheetahs Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Bjorn Basson, Danie Rossouw (2), Francois Hougaard
Con: Morné Steyn (3/4)
Pen: Morné Steyn (2)
Report Try: Ashley Johnson (2), Sias Ebersohn
Con: Sias Ebersohn (3)
Attendance: 36,411
Referee: Mark Lawrence
29 May 2011 Reds 17-16 Crusaders Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
16:10 Try: Ben Tapuai, Will Genia
Con: Quade Cooper (2/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper (1/4)
Report Try: Brent Ward
Con: Dan Carter (1/1)
Pen: Dan Carter (3)
Attendance: 48,301
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
Byes: Blues, Chiefs, Rebels

Round 16

3 June 2011 Highlanders 14-21 Force Carisbrook, Dunedin  
19:35 Try: Ben Smith
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (3)
Report Try: David Smith (2)
Con: James Stannard
Pen: James Stannard (3)
Attendance: 6,400
3 June 2011 Bulls 23-17 Waratahs Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10 Try: Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson
Con: Morné Steyn (2)
Pen: Morné Steyn (3)
Report Try: Afa Pakalani
Pen: Kurtley Beale (4)
Attendance: 23,706
4 June 2011 Hurricanes 38-27 Lions Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
17:30 Try: Hosea Gear (2), Aaron Cruden, Ma'a Nonu
Con: Aaron Cruden (3)
Pen: Aaron Cruden (4)
Report Try: Jaco Taute (2), Doppies La Grange
Con: Elton Jantjies (2), Butch James
Pen: Elton Jantjies (2)
Attendance: 8,667
4 June 2011 Blues 11-16 Chiefs Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Jared Payne
Pen: Luke McAlister (2)
Report Try: Tana Umaga
Con: Stephen Donald
Pen: Stephen Donald (3)
Attendance: 13,000
4 June 2011 Reds 14-22 Brumbies Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Ben Lucas
Pen: Quade Cooper (3)
Report Try: Stephen Moore
Con: Matt Giteau
Pen: Matt Giteau (5)
Attendance: 27,374
Byes: Crusaders

Round 17

11 June 2011 Crusaders 23-16 Blues Alpine Energy Stadium, Timaru  
19:35 Try: Matt Todd, Zac Guildford (2)
Con: Dan Carter (1/3)
Pen: Dan Carter (2)
Report Try: Rene Ranger, Charlie Faumuina
Pen: Luke McAlister (2)
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Craig Joubert
11 June 2011 Waratahs 33-7 Highlanders Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Tom Carter (3), Dave Dennis, Josh Holmes
Con: Kurtley Beale (4/5)
Report Try: Jason Rutledge
Con: Tony Brown (1/1)
Attendance: 13,474
Referee: Chris Pollock
11 June 2011 Force 21-24 Reds nib Stadium, Perth  
20:05 Try: Rory Sidey (2), David Pocock
Pen: James O'Connor (2)
Report Try: Quade Cooper, Scott Higginbotham, Dom Shipperley
Con: Quade Cooper (3/3)
Pen: Quade Cooper (1)
Attendance: 16,102
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
11 June 2011 Lions 30-30 Sharks Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg  
16:05 Try: Cobus Grobbelaar (2), Jano Vermaak
Con: Butch James (3/3)
Pen: Butch James (3)
Report Try: Patrick Lambie, JP Pietersen, Lwazi Mvovo
Con: Patrick Lambie (3/3)
Pen: Patrick Lambie (3)
Attendance: 35,846
Referee: Marius Jonker
11 June 2011 Stormers 16-19 Bulls DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
18:10 Try: Andries Bekker
Con: Dewaldt Duvenage (1/1)
Pen: Kurt Coleman, Dewaldt Duvenage (2)
Report Try: Francois Hougaard
Con: Morné Steyn (1/1)
Pen: Morné Steyn (4)
Attendance: 51,900
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Byes: Cheetahs

Round 18

17 June 2011 Blues 33-16 Highlanders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 Try: Stephen Brett, Luke McAlister, Jared Payne
Con: Lachie Munro (3/3)
Pen: Lachie Munro (4)
Report Try: Matt Saunders (2)
Pen: Tony Brown (1)
Drop: Tony Brown (1)
Attendance: 12,800
Referee: Bryce Lawrence
17 June 2011 Rebels 24-27 Force AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40 Try: Adam Freier, Stirling Mortlock
Con: Stirling Mortlock (1)
Pen: Danny Cipriani (4)
Report Try: David Smith, James Stannard
Con: Willie Ripia (1/2)
Pen: James Stannard (4), Willie Ripia
Attendance: 14,861
Referee: Garratt Williamson
18 June 2011 Chiefs 11-19 Reds Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
17:30 Try: Fritz Lee
Pen: Stephen Donald (2)
Report Try: Liam Gill
Con: Quade Cooper (1/1)
Pen: Quade Cooper (4)
Referee: Keith Brown
18 June 2011 Crusaders 16-9 Hurricanes Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 Try: Robbie Fruean
Con: Dan Carter (1/1)
Pen: Dan Carter (3)
Report Pen: Aaron Cruden (3)
Attendance: 18,453
Referee: Steve Walsh
18 June 2011 Waratahs 41-7 Brumbies ANZ Stadium, Sydney  
19:40 Try: Lachie Turner, Sitaleki Timani, Chris Alcock, Sosene Anesi, Dave Dennis
Con: Kurtley Beale (5/5)
Pen: Kurtley Beale (2)
Report Try: Francis Fainifo
Con: Matt Giteau (1/1)
Attendance: 28,276
Referee: Craig Joubert
Byes: Lions

Finals

Qualifying finals Semifinals Grand final
                             
  24 June 2011  
4   New Zealand Blues 26  
5   Australia Waratahs 13           2 July 2011      
        1   Australia Reds 30    
        4   New Zealand Blues 13     9 July 2011
                Australia Reds   18
            2 July 2011       New Zealand Crusaders   13
          2   South Africa Stormers 10    
  25 June 2011         3   New Zealand Crusaders 29    
  3   New Zealand Crusaders 36          
  6   South Africa Sharks 8          

Qualifiers

Qualifier 1
Qualifier 2
Byes: Reds, Stormers

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1
2 July 2011 Reds 30-13 Blues Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Rodney Davies (3), Ben Tapuai
Con: Quade Cooper (2)
Pen: Quade Cooper
Drop: Quade Cooper
Try: Chris Lowrey
Con: Stephen Brett
Pen: Luke McAlister (2)
Attendance: 44,940
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Semi-final 2
2 July 2011 Stormers 10-29 Crusaders DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
17:05 Try: Bryan Habana
Con: Peter Grant
Pen: Peter Grant
Try: Robbie Fruean, Sean Maitland
Con: Dan Carter (2)
Pen: Dan Carter (5)
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Craig Joubert

Final

9 July 2011 Reds 18-13 Crusaders Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40 Try: Digby Ioane 51' c, Will Genia 68' m
Con: Quade Cooper (1/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper (2/3) 32', 38'
Report Try: Dan Carter 34' c
Con: Dan Carter (1/1)
Pen: Dan Carter (2/3) 49', 56'
Attendance: 52,113
Referee: Bryce Lawrence

Player statistics

Attendances

Team Main Stadium Capacity Total Attendance Average Attendance % Capacity
New Zealand Blues Eden Park 50,000 153,009 17,001
New Zealand Chiefs Waikato Stadium 25,800
New Zealand Hurricanes Westpac Stadium 34,500 72,064 10,294 34%
New Zealand Crusaders Trafalgar Park 18,000 133,535 14,837
New Zealand Highlanders Carisbrook 30,000 76,544 9,568
Australia Reds Suncorp Stadium 52,500 332,538 33,253 63%
Australia Brumbies Canberra Stadium 25,011 104,831 13,103 52%
Australia Waratahs Allianz Stadium 44,000 163,947 20,493
Australia Melbourne Rebels AAMI Park 29,500 137,124 17,140 58%
Australia Western Force nib Stadium 20,500 129,606 16,200 79%
South Africa Sharks ABSA Stadium 52,000 222,797 27,849 53%
South Africa Bulls Loftus Versfeld 51,792 250,331 31,291 60%
South Africa Lions Ellis Park 62,567 172,337 21,542 34%
South Africa Cheetahs Free State Stadium 46,000
South Africa Stormers Newlands Stadium 51,900 364,094 40,454 77%

See also

References

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