1996 Super 12 season

The 1996 season was the first issue of Super 12, a rugby union competition with eight franchise teams from Australia and New Zealand and four provincial teams from South Africa.

The season started on 1 March 1996 and ended with the final on 25 May 1996. A total of 69 matches were played, each team round-robin against the 11 other teams fought out. It was followed by two semi-finals and eventually the finals. Masters were the blues from the New Zealand city of Auckland.

Due to an internal regulation of the South African Rugby Union ( SARU ) provincial team Free State of South Africa replaced the schlechtplatzierteste South African provincial team after the season. This was the team's Western Province.

  • 2.1 Most scored tests
  • 2.2 Most points scored



  • Participation in the semi-finals

The points are distributed as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss (before possible bonus points )
  • 1 bonus point for four or more attempts, regardless of the Final
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by fewer than seven points difference




Most scored tests

Most points scored