2014 Super Rugby season

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2014 Super Rugby season
Countries Australia (5 teams)
New Zealand (5 teams)
South Africa (5 teams)
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Champions Waratahs (1st title)
Matches played125
Tries scored614 (4.91 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Bernard Foley (252)
Top try scorer(s) Israel Folau /
Nemani Nadolo (12)
Official website Official site
2013 (Previous)(Next) 2015

The 2014 Super Rugby season is the fourth season of the 15-team format for the Super Rugby competition involving teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. For sponsorship reasons, this competition is known as Asteron Life Super Rugby in Australia, Investec Super Rugby in New Zealand and Vodacom Super Rugby in South Africa. Including its past incarnations as Super 12 and Super 14, this is the 19th season for the Southern Hemisphere's premier transnational club competition. The conference games will take place every weekend from 15 February until 12 July (with a three-week break between rounds 16 and 17 for internationals games), followed by the finals series, culminating in the grand final on 2 August. The winners of the 2014 Super Rugby Season were the New South Wales Waratahs

Contents

Competition format

Covering 24 weeks, the schedule features a total of 125 matches. The 15 teams are grouped by geography, labelled the Australian Conference, New Zealand Conference and the South African Conference. The regular season consists of two types of matches: [1]

The top team of each conference, plus the next top three teams in table points regardless of conference (wild card teams), will move on to the finals. 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 #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 #2 conference winner hosts the higher surviving seed from the first round, and the #1 conference winner hosts the other first-round winner. The final is hosted by the top remaining seed. [2] The two-legged promotion/relegation play-off initially scheduled between the bottom team in the South African Conference and the Southern Kings was abolished following a meeting on 13 February 2014. [3]

Standings

Conference leaders and wildcard teams qualified to the finals. The top six teams qualified to the finals, with their final positions in the overall log determining their seedings in the finals. The third-placed team (i.e. the conference winners with the worst overall record) will host the sixth-placed team in the qualifiers, while the fourth-placed team will host the fifth-placed team. The top two teams (i.e. the two conference winners with the best overall record) will qualify directly to the semi-finals, where they will have home advantage against the two qualifier winners, with the top team hosting the qualifier winner with the lower seeding and the second-placed team hosting the qualifier winner with the higher seeding. The two semi-final winners will progress to the final, with the team with the higher seeding having home advantage.

Points breakdown: 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less, 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match.

Classification: Teams standings are calculated as follows: [4] Conference Leaders (i.e. conference leaders will always be ranked in the top three), Log points, Number of games won, Overall points difference, Number of tries scored, Overall try difference

Key: P = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points

Standings [5] [6]
PosTeamConferencePWDLPFPAPDTFTATBLBPts
1 Waratahs Australian161204481272+20955249158
2 Crusaders New Zealand161105445322+12341364351
3 Sharks South African161105406293+11329222450
4 Brumbies Australian161006412378+3449354145
5 Chiefs New Zealand16826384378+644355344
6 Highlanders New Zealand16808401442−4139525542
7 Hurricanes New Zealand16808439374+6549366341
8 Western Force Australian16907343393−5037403140
9 Bulls South African16718365335+3028293538
10 Blues New Zealand16709419395+2446436337
11 Stormers South African16709290326−3630292232
12 Lions South African16709367413−4631462131
13 Reds Australian165011374493−11942524428
14 Cheetahs South African164111372527−15538593324
15 Rebels Australian164012303460−15729491421

Round-by-round

Team Progression – 2014 Super Rugby season
TeamR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14R15R16R17R18R19
Waratahs N/A5
(2nd)
10
(1st)
10
(2nd)
11
(5th)
16
(5th)
16
(5th)
20
(4th)
20
(5th)
24
(4th)
24
(6th)
29
(4th)
29
(8th)
34
(4th)
39
(2nd)
43
(2nd)
48
(1st)
53
(1st)
58
(1st)
Crusaders N/A0
(11th)
0
(14th)
4
(14th)
8
(9th)
8
(11th)
9
(13th)
13
(12th)
18
(7th)
22
(6th)
22
(8th)
26
(6th)
31
(4th)
32
(6th)
37
(3rd)
41
(3rd)
42
(3rd)
46
(2nd)
51
(2nd)
Sharks 5
(1st)
9
(1st)
9
(2nd)
14
(1st)
18
(1st)
19
(1st)
23
(1st)
23
(1st)
27
(1st)
31
(1st)
31
(1st)
35
(1st)
36
(1st)
40
(1st)
44
(1st)
45
(1st)
45
(2nd)
46
(3rd)
50
(3rd)
Brumbies N/A0
(12th)
4
(10th)
9
(5th)
13
(3rd)
17
(2nd)
17
(2nd)
21
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
30
(2nd)
30
(2nd)
34
(3rd)
35
(2nd)
35
(7th)
40
(4th)
40
(6th)
40
(6th)
45
(4th)
Chiefs N/A4
(7th)
8
(3rd)
8
(3rd)
13
(2nd)
14
(3rd)
17
(3rd)
20
(3rd)
24
(3rd)
25
(3rd)
25
(5th)
30
(3rd)
35
(2nd)
35
(3rd)
35
(8th)
35
(8th)
36
(9th)
40
(8th)
44
(5th)
Highlanders N/A5
(3rd)
6
(5th)
6
(8th)
7
(10th)
11
(9th)
11
(11th)
15
(10th)
19
(6th)
19
(8th)
24
(7th)
26
(8th)
30
(7th)
34
(5th)
36
(6th)
38
(5th)
42
(4th)
42
(4th)
42
(6th)
Hurricanes N/A0
(13th)
1
(13th)
1
(15th)
6
(12th)
7
(12th)
12
(10th)
16
(8th)
16
(10th)
21
(7th)
26
(3rd)
26
(7th)
30
(6th)
31
(8th)
36
(5th)
37
(6th)
41
(5th)
41
(5th)
41
(7th)
Western Force N/A0
(14th)
0
(15th)
5
(10th)
10
(7th)
14
(7th)
14
(8th)
18
(5th)
22
(4th)
23
(5th)
27
(4th)
27
(5th)
31
(5th)
31
(7th)
36
(4th)
36
(7th)
36
(7th)
40
(7th)
40
(8th)
Bulls 0
(15th)
1
(8th)
5
(8th)
10
(4th)
10
(6th)
14
(6th)
16
(7th)
17
(6th)
18
(8th)
19
(9th)
20
(10th)
24
(10th)
28
(9th)
28
(9th)
33
(9th)
33
(9th)
33
(10th)
33
(10th)
38
(9th)
Blues N/A0
(10th)
5
(7th)
5
(11th)
7
(11th)
12
(8th)
16
(6th)
16
(9th)
16
(11th)
16
(11th)
20
(9th)
25
(9th)
25
(10th)
25
(10th)
26
(10th)
31
(10th)
36
(8th)
36
(9th)
37
(10th)
Stormers N/A0
(15th)
4
(12th)
5
(12th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
6
(14th)
6
(15th)
6
(15th)
10
(14th)
10
(15th)
15
(14th)
15
(15th)
19
(13th)
24
(11th)
28
(11th)
28
(11th)
32
(11th)
32
(11th)
Lions 4
(4th)
8
(4th)
8
(4th)
8
(7th)
12
(4th)
16
(4th)
16
(4th)
16
(7th)
16
(9th)
16
(10th)
16
(11th)
16
(12th)
18
(11th)
18
(14th)
18
(14th)
22
(13th)
22
(13th)
26
(13th)
31
(12th)
Reds N/A4
(6th)
4
(11th)
9
(6th)
9
(8th)
10
(10th)
14
(9th)
15
(11th)
16
(12th)
16
(12th)
16
(13th)
16
(13th)
17
(13th)
18
(15th)
18
(15th)
23
(12th)
28
(12th)
28
(12th)
28
(13th)
Cheetahs 1
(5th)
5
(5th)
5
(9th)
5
(13th)
5
(15th)
5
(15th)
5
(15th)
8
(14th)
9
(14th)
9
(15th)
14
(14th)
15
(15th)
16
(14th)
20
(12th)
20
(13th)
20
(15th)
20
(15th)
24
(14th)
24
(14th)
Rebels N/A0
(9th)
5
(6th)
5
(9th)
6
(13th)
6
(13th)
10
(12th)
11
(13th)
12
(13th)
16
(13th)
16
(12th)
17
(11th)
17
(12th)
21
(11th)
21
(12th)
21
(14th)
21
(14th)
21
(15th)
21
(15th)

The table above shows a team's progression throughout the season.
For each round, each team's cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets.

Note: Due to the schedule of the 2014 mid-year rugby union tests, only South African teams played in Round 1 and only Australian and New Zealand teams in Round 17.
Also, unlike previous seasons, teams did not get points for byes during the season.
Therefore, some teams were in an artificially higher position due to the fixture schedule.
Key:windrawlossbye

Fixtures

The following fixtures were released 7 October 2013. [7]

Round 1

15 February 2014 Cheetahs 20–21 Lions Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05Try:
Con: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  25', 51' (2/2)
Pen:

Cards: Jean Cook Yellow card.svg 61' to 72'
Report [8]
Scoreboard [9] [10]
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  16', 30', 40', 58', 62', 75' (6/6)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  79' (1/3)
Attendance: 17,682
Referee: Craig Joubert
15 February 2014 Sharks 31–16 Bulls Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
19:10Try:
Con: Patrick Lambie Rugby penalty.svg  40' (1/4)
Pen:

Cards: Jean Deysel Yellow card.svg 66' to 77'
Report [11]
Scoreboard [12] [13]
Try: Jono Ross Ru ball.svg  72'
Con: Handré Pollard Rugby penalty.svg  73' (1/1)
Pen: Louis Fouché Rugby penalty.svg  15', 37' (2/5)
Drop:

Cards: Bjorn Basson Yellow card.svg 79'
Attendance: 34,062
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Bye/s: Blues, Brumbies, Chiefs, Crusaders, Western Force, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Rebels, Reds, Stormers, Waratahs

Round 2

21 February 2014 Crusaders 10–18 Chiefs AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35Try: Sam Whitelock Ru ball.svg  49'
Con: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  50' (1/1)
Pen:

Cards:
Report [14] [15]
Scoreboard [16] [17]
Try:
Con: Aaron Cruden Rugby penalty.svg  80' (1/2)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Rugby penalty.svg  39', 45' (2/2)
Cards: Ben Tameifuna Yellow card.svg 40' to 50'
Attendance: 17,300
Referee: Chris Pollock
21 February 2014 Cheetahs 15–9 Bulls Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
19:10Pen: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  6', 25', 29', 61' (4/5)
Drop:

Report [18]
Scoreboard [19] [20]
Pen:

Attendance: 17,616
Referee: Stuart Berry
22 February 2014 Highlanders 29–21 Blues Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35Try:
Con: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  11', 14', 40' (3/4)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  18' (1/3)
Report [21]
Scoreboard [22] [23]
Try:
Con: Chris Noakes Rugby penalty.svg  42', 65', 70' (3/3)
Pen: Chris Noakes (0/3)
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: Garratt Williamson
22 February 2014 Brumbies 17–27 Reds GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40Try: Jesse Mogg Ru ball.svg  54'
Con: Jesse Mogg (0/1)
Pen:

Report [24]
Scoreboard [25] [26]
Try:
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  18', 23', 79' (3/3)
Pen: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  33', 50' (2/5)
Cards: Greg Holmes Yellow card.svg 53' to 63'
Attendance: 13,670
Referee: James Leckie
22 February 2014 Sharks 27–9 Hurricanes Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
17:05Try:
Con: Patrick Lambie Rugby penalty.svg  21' (1/2)
Pen: Patrick Lambie Rugby penalty.svg  6', 43', 58', 78', 81' (5/5)
Report [27]
Scoreboard [28] [29]
Pen:

Cards: Adam Hill Yellow card.svg 72'
Attendance: 23,722
Referee: Andrew Lees
22 February 2014 Lions 34–10 Stormers Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg  
19:10Try: Stefan Watermeyer Ru ball.svg  2'
Con: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  3' (1/1)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  15', 20', 35', 51', 72', 80' (6/6)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  5', 9', 66' (3/4)
Cards:
Report [30]
Scoreboard [31] [32]
Try: Scarra Ntubeni Ru ball.svg  23'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Rugby penalty.svg  24' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Rugby penalty.svg  40' (1/2)
Attendance: 38,265
Referee: Jaco Peyper
23 February 2014 Waratahs 43–21 Western Force Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
16:05Try:

Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  24', 40', 58', 67', 72' (5/6)
Pen: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  16' (1/2)
Cards: Paddy Ryan Yellow card.svg 44' to 55'
Report [33]
Scoreboard [34] [35]
Try:
Con: Zack Holmes Rugby penalty.svg  64' (1/2)
Pen: Zack Holmes Rugby penalty.svg  10', 26', 52' (3/4)
Attendance: 16,091 [36]
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Bye/s: Rebels

Round 3

28 February 2014 Blues 35–24 Crusaders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35Try:
Con: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  35', 43', 48' (3/4)
Pen: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  19', 55', 80' (3/3)
Cards: Steven Luatua Yellow card.svg 67' to 77'
Report [37]
Scoreboard [38]
Try:
Con: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  16', 32', 73' (3/3)
Pen: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  21' (1/3)
Attendance: 26,211
Referee: Mike Fraser
28 February 2014 Rebels 35–14 Cheetahs AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40Try:
Con:

Pen:

Drop: Angus Roberts Rugby penalty.svg  76' (1/1)
Cards: Scott Fuglistaller Yellow card.svg 51' to 61'
Report [39]
Scoreboard [40]
Try:

Con: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  46', 71' (2/2)
Pen: Johan Goosen (0/2)
Attendance: 10,792
Referee: Angus Gardner
28 February 2014 Stormers 19–18 Hurricanes DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
19:10Try: Deon Fourie Ru ball.svg  77'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Rugby penalty.svg  78' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Rugby penalty.svg  8', 21', 49', 64' (4/4)
Report [41]
Scoreboard [42]
Try:

Con: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  35' (1/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  60', 68' (2/2)
Attendance: 31,814
Referee: Steve Walsh
1 March 2014 Chiefs 21–19 Highlanders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35Try:
Con: Aaron Cruden Rugby penalty.svg  11', 49', 69' (3/3)
Pen: Aaron Cruden (0/2)
Report [43]
Scoreboard [44]
Try: John Hardie Ru ball.svg  32'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  33' (1/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  3', 20', 38', 58' (4/4)
Attendance: 14,120
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
1 March 2014 Waratahs 32–5 Reds ANZ Stadium, Sydney  
19:40Try:

Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  26', 35', 48' (3/4)
Pen: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  61', 79' (2/2)
Cards: Israel Folau Yellow card.svg 40' to 49'
Report [45]
Scoreboard [46]
Try: Lachlan Turner Ru ball.svg  40'
Con: Quade Cooper (0/1)
Attendance: 17,580 [47]
Referee: Glen Jackson
1 March 2014 Western Force 14–27 Brumbies nib Stadium, Perth  
19:00Try:
Con: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  78', 83' (2/2)
Report [48]
Scoreboard [49]
Try:
Con: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  10', 16', 24' (3/3)
Pen: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  40', 55' (2/3)
Cards: Jesse Mogg Yellow card.svg 29' to 39'
Attendance: 10,589
Referee: Nick Briant
1 March 2014 Bulls 25–17 Lions Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05Try: Jan Serfontein Ru ball.svg  24'
Con: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  25' (1/1)
Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  9', 12', 39', 62', 75' (5/7)
Drop: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  36' (1/2)
Report [50]
Scoreboard [51]
Try:
Con: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  14', 78' (2/2)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  34' (1/2)
Attendance: 29,238
Referee: Chris Pollock
Bye/s: Sharks

Round 4

7 March 2014 Hurricanes 21–29 Brumbies Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35Try:
Con: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  33' (1/2)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  8', 20', 56' (3/3)
Report [52]
Scoreboard [53]
Try:
Con: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  37', 44', 73' (3/4)
Pen: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  31' (1/1)
Attendance: 8,066
Referee: Craig Joubert
7 March 2014 Reds 43–33 Cheetahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40Try:
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  3', 12', 40' (3/5)
Pen: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  22', 65', 70', 82' (4/5)
Drop: Mike Harris (0/1)
Report [54]
Scoreboard [55]
Try:
Con:

Pen: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  26', 40', 50', 59' (4/6)
Cards: Rayno Benjamin Yellow card.svg 2' to 13'
Attendance: 27,670
Referee: Garratt Williamson
8 March 2014 Crusaders 14–13 Stormers AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35Try: Kieron Fonotia Ru ball.svg  69'
Con: Tom Taylor (0/1)
Pen: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  5', 62', 75' (3/3)
Report [56]
Scoreboard [57]
Try: Damian de Allende Ru ball.svg  51'
Con: Demetri Catrakilis Rugby penalty.svg  52' (1/1)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Rugby penalty.svg  35', 46' (2/2)
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
8 March 2014 Western Force 32–7 Rebels nib Stadium, Perth  
16:40Try:
Con: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  3', 11', 25' (3/4)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  17', 22' (2/4)
Report [58]
Scoreboard [59]
Try: Telusa Veainu Ru ball.svg  80'
Con: Bryce Hegarty Rugby penalty.svg  81' (1/1)
Attendance: 9,895
Referee: Nick Briant
8 March 2014 Bulls 38–22 Blues Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
17:05Try:
Con:

Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  20', 47', 67' (3/4)
Drop: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  12' (1/2)
Report [60]
Scoreboard [61]
Try: Pita Ahki Ru ball.svg  57'
Con: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  58' (1/1)
Pen: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  10', 15', 23', 32', 62' (5/5)
Attendance: 17,936
Referee: Andrew Lees
8 March 2014 Sharks 37–23 Lions Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
19:10Try:
Con: François Steyn Rugby penalty.svg  9', 39', 51', 81' (4/4)
Pen: François Steyn Rugby penalty.svg  21', 24', 34' (3/3)
Cards: Ryan Kankowski Yellow card.svg 64' to 74'
Report [62]
Scoreboard [63]
Try:
Con: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  65', 69' (2/2)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  12', 16', 37' (3/3)
Cards: Corné Fourie Yellow card.svg 74'
Attendance: 28,158
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Bye/s: Chiefs, Highlanders, Waratahs

Round 5

14 March 2014 Chiefs 36–20 Stormers Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35Try:
Con: Aaron Cruden Rugby penalty.svg  17', 40', 42', 78' (4/4)
Tanerau Latimer (0/1)
Pen: Aaron Cruden Rugby penalty.svg  5' (1/2)
Report [64]
Scoreboard [65]
Try:

Con: Peter Grant Rugby penalty.svg  63', 76' (2/2)
Pen: Demetri Catrakilis Rugby penalty.svg  2', 20' (2/3)
Attendance: 14,088 [66]
Referee: Craig Joubert
14 March 2014 Rebels 19–25 Crusaders AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40Try: Scott Fuglistaller Ru ball.svg  78'
Con: Bryce Hegarty Rugby penalty.svg  79' (1/1)
Pen:

Report [67]
Scoreboard [68]
Try: Ben Funnell Ru ball.svg  56'
Con: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  57' (1/1)
Pen: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  8', 13', 22', 28', 42', 70' (6/6)
Attendance: 13,942
Referee: James Leckie
15 March 2014 Hurricanes 60–27 Cheetahs Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
16:35Try:
Con:

Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  25' (1/2)
Report [69]
Scoreboard [70]
Try:
Con: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  11', 28', 53' (3/3)
Pen: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  13', 17' (2/3)
Cards: Willie le Roux Yellow card.svg 44' to 55'
Attendance: 7,666
Referee: Angus Gardner
15 March 2014 Highlanders 29–31 Western Force Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35Try:
Con: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  33' (1/2)
Hayden Parker (0/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  10', 15', 18', 68' (4/5)
Report [71]
Scoreboard [72]
Try:
Con: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  5', 27', 40', 57' (4/4)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  45' (1/1)
Cards:
Attendance: 9,501
Referee: Glen Jackson
15 March 2014 Brumbies 28–23 Waratahs GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40Try:
Con: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  16', 19' (2/3)
Pen: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  6', 40', 80' (3/3)
Drop: Nic White (0/1)
Cards:
Report [73]
Scoreboard [74]
Try:
Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  64', 75' (2/2)
Pen: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  4', 11', 27' (3/4)
Attendance: 17,016 [75]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
15 March 2014 Lions 39–36 Blues Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg  
15:00Try:
Con: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  35', 40', 61' (3/3)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  52', 68', 75', 78' (4/5)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  39', 42' (2/2)
Report [76]
Scoreboard [77]
Try:
Con:

Pen: Chris Noakes Rugby penalty.svg  46' (1/1)
Cards:
Attendance: 17,824
Referee: Stuart Berry
15 March 2014 Sharks 35–20 Reds Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
17:05Try:
Con: Patrick Lambie Rugby penalty.svg  28', 78' (2/2)
Pen:

Report [78]
Scoreboard [79]
Try:

Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  55', 64' (2/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  3', 15' (2/2)
Cards: Beau Robinson Yellow card.svg 67' to 78'
Attendance: 26,824
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
Bye/s: Bulls

Round 6

21 March 2014 Highlanders 35–31 Hurricanes Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35Try:
Con: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  51', 57' (2/2)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  8', 15', 18', 24', 26', 36', 55' (7/8)
Cards: Jarrad Hoeata Yellow card.svg 69' to 79'
Report [80]
Scoreboard [81]
Try:

Con: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  64', 74' (2/3)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  9', 22', 30', 46' (4/4)
Attendance: 11,259
Referee: Nick Briant
21 March 2014 Waratahs 32–8 Rebels Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40Try:

Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  44', 50', 75' (3/4)
Pen: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  30', 37' (2/2)
Report [82]
Scoreboard [83]
Try: Scott Higginbotham Ru ball.svg  28'
Con: Bryce Hegarty (0/1)
Pen: Bryce Hegarty Rugby penalty.svg  35' (1/2)
Cards: Angus Roberts Yellow card.svg 54' to 64'
Attendance: 16,606 [84]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
22 March 2014 Blues 40–30 Cheetahs Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35Try:
Con: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  17', 31', 33', 66' (4/4)
Pen: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  8', 11', 29', 72' (4/5)
Report [85]
Scoreboard [86]
Try:
Con:

Pen:

Cards: Boom Prinsloo Yellow card.svg 25' to 37'
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Flag of Argentina.svg Francisco Pastrana
22 March 2014 Brumbies 25–15 Stormers GIO Stadium, Canberra  
19:40Try:

Con: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  10', 81' (2/3)
Pen: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  32', 39' (2/4)
Report [87]
Scoreboard [88]
Try:
Con: Peter Grant Rugby penalty.svg  23' (1/2)
Pen: Peter Grant Rugby penalty.svg  7' (1/3)
Cards: Tiaan Liebenberg Yellow card.svg 31' to 42'
Attendance: 11,275
Referee: Glen Jackson
22 March 2014 Western Force 18–15 Chiefs nib Stadium, Perth  
19:00Try: Matt Hodgson Ru ball.svg  13', 46'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  47' (1/2)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  26', 58' (2/3)
Report [89]
Scoreboard [90]
Pen:

Cards: Michael Fitzgerald Yellow card.svg 36' to 47'
Attendance: 16,380
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
22 March 2014 Lions 23–20 Reds Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg  
17:05Try:
Con: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  66', 78' (2/2)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  14', 40', 53' (3/3)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff (0/1)
Report [91]
Scoreboard [92]
Try: Quade Cooper Ru ball.svg  6', 32'
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  7', 33' (2/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  3', 17' (2/2)
Cards:
Attendance: 20,758
Referee: Stuart Berry
22 March 2014 Bulls 23–19 Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
19:10Try:
Con: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  49', 54' (2/2)
Pen:

Drop:
Report [93]
Scoreboard [94]
Try: Willem Alberts Ru ball.svg  8'
Con: Tim Swiel Rugby penalty.svg  9' (1/1)
Pen: François Steyn Rugby penalty.svg  37', 40', 67', 70' (4/5)
Drop: François Steyn (0/2)
Attendance: 48,728
Referee: Mike Fraser
Bye/s: Crusaders

Round 7

28 March 2014 Crusaders 26–29 Hurricanes AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35Try:

Con: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  26' (1/3)
Pen: Tom Taylor Rugby penalty.svg  18', 40', 65' (3/4)
Report [95]
Scoreboard [96]
Try:
Con: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  10', 21', 44' (3/4)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  6' (1/3)
Attendance: 17,300
Referee: Nick Briant
28 March 2014 Rebels 32–24 Brumbies AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40Try:
Con: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  60', 71' (2/2)
Pen: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  6', 44', 51', 56', 67', 80' (6/6)
Report [97]
Scoreboard [98]
Try:
Con:

Pen: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  11' (1/1)
Cards: Scott Fardy Yellow card.svg 65' to 75'
Attendance: 10,726
Referee: Jaco Peyper
29 March 2014 Blues 30–12 Highlanders Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35Try:
Con: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  12', 37', 50' (3/3)
Pen: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  32', 45', 59' (3/5)
Report [99]
Scoreboard [100]
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  14', 24', 28', 47' (4/4)
Attendance: 16,700
Referee: Steve Walsh
29 March 2014 Reds 22–17 Stormers Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40Try: Rob Simmons Ru ball.svg  25'
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  26' (1/1)
Pen: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  20', 36', 57', 71' (4/6)
Drop: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  67' (1/1)
Report [101]
Scoreboard [102]
Try:
Con:

Pen: Peter Grant Rugby penalty.svg  38' (1/2)
Attendance: 28,060
Referee: Chris Pollock
29 March 2014 Bulls 34–34 Chiefs Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria  
15:00Try:
Con: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  46', 50' (2/3)
Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  10', 23', 40', 55', 75' (5/5)
Drop: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (0/1)
Report [103]
Scoreboard [104]
Try:
Con:

Pen: Aaron Cruden Rugby penalty.svg  37' (1/3)
Cards: Matt Symons Yellow card.svg 46' to 56'
Attendance: 24,164
Referee: Craig Joubert
29 March 2014 Sharks 32–10 Waratahs Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
17:05Try:
Con: Fred Zeilinga Rugby penalty.svg  51', 73' (2/2)
Pen:

Report [105]
Scoreboard [106]
Try: Bernard Foley Ru ball.svg  78'
Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  79' (1/1)
Pen: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  4' (1/3)
Cards: Dave Dennis Yellow card.svg 49' to 59'
Attendance: 31,829 [107]
Referee: Mike Fraser
Bye/s: Cheetahs, Western Force, Lions

Round 8

4 April 2014 Highlanders 33–30 Rebels Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35Try:
Con: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  16', 19', 54' (3/3)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  10', 33', 48', 65' (4/6)
Report [108]
Scoreboard [109]
Try:
Con: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  8', 46', 78' (3/3)
Pen: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  17', 37', 59' (3/3)
Attendance: 9,501
Referee: Chris Pollock
4 April 2014 Brumbies 26–9 Blues Canberra Stadium, Canberra  
19:40Try:

Con: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  8' (1/3)
Pen:

Report [110]
Scoreboard [111]
Pen: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  10', 40', 44' (3/4)
Attendance: 7,129
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
5 April 2014 Hurricanes 25–20 Bulls McLean Park, Napier  
19:35Try: Andre Taylor Ru ball.svg  16'
Con: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  17' (1/1)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  10', 22', 34', 65', 73', 82' (6/6)
Report [112]
Scoreboard [113]
Try:
Con:

Pen:

Drop: Jurgen Visser (0/1)
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Steve Walsh
5 April 2014 Reds 29–32 Western Force Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
18:40Try:
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  26', 34' (2/2)
Pen:

Drop: Quade Cooper (0/1)
Report [114]
Scoreboard [115]
Try:
Con:

Pen: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  10', 15', 18', 21' (4/6)
Drop: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  69' (1/1)
Cards: Angus Cottrell Yellow card.svg 24' to 34'
Attendance: 27,024
Referee: Garratt Williamson
5 April 2014 Cheetahs 43–43 Chiefs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
15:00Try:
Con: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  8', 16', 36', 39' (4/4)
Pen: Johan Goosen Rugby penalty.svg  19', 30', 55', 72', 78' (5/7)
Drop: Johan Goosen (0/1)
Report [116]
Scoreboard [117]
Try:

Con: Aaron Cruden Rugby penalty.svg  28', 53', 64', 70', 83' (5/6)
Pen:

Attendance: 14,993
Referee: Craig Joubert
5 April 2014 Lions 7–28 Crusaders Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg  
17:05Try: Lionel Mapoe Ru ball.svg  51'
Con: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  52' (1/1)
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff (0/1)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff (0/1)
Report [118]
Scoreboard [119]
Try:
Con:

Pen:

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
5 April 2014 Stormers 11–22 Waratahs DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
19:10Try: Kobus van Wyk Ru ball.svg  21'
Con: Peter Grant (0/1)
Pen:

Report [120]
Scoreboard [121]
Try: Nick Phipps Ru ball.svg  14'
Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  15' (1/1)
Pen:

Attendance: 25,284 [122]
Referee: Glen Jackson
Bye/s: Sharks

Round 9

11 April 2014 Highlanders 27–20 Bulls Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35Try:
Con: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  34', 46', 55' (3/3)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  20', 37' (2/2)
Report [123]
Scoreboard [124]
Try:
Con: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  23', 82' (2/2)
Pen: Jacques-Louis Potgieter Rugby penalty.svg  4', 12' (2/2)
Attendance: 10,090
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
11 April 2014 Reds 20–23 Brumbies Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  
19:40Try:
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  34', 64' (2/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  12', 69' (2/2)
Report [125]
Scoreboard [126]
Try:
Con: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  10', 31' (2/2)
Pen: Nic White Rugby penalty.svg  15', 23', 44' (3/4)
Attendance: 30,004
Referee: Steve Walsh
12 April 2014 Chiefs 22–16 Rebels Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35Try: Michael Fitzgerald Ru ball.svg  15'
Con: Gareth Anscombe Rugby penalty.svg  16' (1/1)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Rugby penalty.svg  3', 8', 12', 25', 58' (5/5)
Cards: Pauliasi Manu Yellow card.svg 76'
Report [127]
Scoreboard [128]
Try: Shota Horie Ru ball.svg  44'
Con: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  45' (1/1)
Pen: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  28', 40', 65' (3/4)
Cards: Scott Higginbotham Yellow card.svg 55' to 66'
Attendance: 11,845
Referee: Matt O'Brien
12 April 2014 Western Force 28–16 Waratahs nib Stadium, Perth  
17:40Try: Nick Cummins Ru ball.svg  26', 50', 61'
Con: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  27', 62' (2/3)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  16', 40', 76' (3/3)
Report [129]
Scoreboard [130]
Try: Kurtley Beale Ru ball.svg  66'
Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  67' (1/1)
Pen:

Attendance: 14,281 [131]
Referee: Angus Gardner
12 April 2014 Cheetahs 31–52 Crusaders Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05Try:
Con: Elgar Watts Rugby penalty.svg  18', 51', 55', 60' (4/4)
Pen: Elgar Watts Rugby penalty.svg  33' (1/2)
Report [132]
Scoreboard [133]
Try:

Con:

Pen: Colin Slade Rugby penalty.svg  11', 23', 36', 38' (4/5)
Attendance: 15,028
Referee: Glen Jackson
12 April 2014 Lions 12–25 Sharks Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg  
19:10Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  19', 33', 58', 65' (4/4)
Drop: Marnitz Boshoff (0/1)
Report [134]
Scoreboard [135]
Try: Lwazi Mvovo Ru ball.svg  67'
Con: François Steyn Rugby penalty.svg  68' (1/1)
Pen:

Drop: François Steyn (0/2)
Cards: Jannie du Plessis Yellow card.svg 18' to 28'
Attendance: 48,943
Referee: Craig Joubert
Bye/s: Blues, Hurricanes, Stormers

Round 10

18 April 2014 Hurricanes 39–20 Blues Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35Try:
Con: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  15', 50', 52', 65' (4/5)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  7', 11' (2/3)
Cards: Dane Coles Yellow card.svg 40' to 50'
Report [136]
Scoreboard [137]
Try:
Con:

Pen:

Attendance: 11,232
Referee: Nick Briant
18 April 2014 Rebels 22–16 Western Force AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40Try: Scott Higginbotham Ru ball.svg  61'
Con: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  62' (1/1)
Pen: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  13', 26', 45', 55', 76' (5/7)
Cards: Tamati Ellison Yellow card.svg 82'
Report [138]
Scoreboard [139]
Try: Nick Cummins Ru ball.svg  82'
Con: Zack Holmes Rugby penalty.svg  83' (1/1)
Pen: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  5', 19', 51' (3/3)
Drop: Sias Ebersohn (0/1)
Attendance: 10,124
Referee: Andrew Lees
19 April 2014 Chiefs 17–18 Crusaders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35Try: Tom Marshall Ru ball.svg  40'
Con: Gareth Anscombe (0/1)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Rugby penalty.svg  14', 29', 32', 38' (4/5)
Report [140]
Scoreboard [141]
Pen: Colin Slade Rugby penalty.svg  5', 10', 16', 50', 69', 72' (6/8)
Cards: Dominic Bird Yellow card.svg 28' to 39'
Attendance: 17,097
Referee: Garratt Williamson
19 April 2014 Waratahs 19–12 Bulls Allianz Stadium, Sydney  
19:40Try: Israel Folau Ru ball.svg  1'
Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  2' (1/1)
Pen:

Report [142]
Scoreboard [143]
Pen:

Drop: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (0/1)
Cards: Grant Hattingh Yellow card.svg 65' to 76'
Attendance: 15,773 [144]
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
19 April 2014 Sharks 19–8 Cheetahs Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
15:00Try: Jean Deysel Ru ball.svg  71'
Con: François Steyn Rugby penalty.svg  72' (1/1)
Pen:

Drop: François Steyn (0/1)
Report [145]
Scoreboard [146]
Try: Rayno Benjamin Ru ball.svg  66'
Con: Elgar Watts (0/1)
Pen: Elgar Watts Rugby penalty.svg  6' (1/2)
Cards: Heinrich Brüssow Yellow card.svg 62' to 72'
Attendance: 34,634
Referee: Jaco Peyper
19 April 2014 Stormers 18–3 Lions DHL Newlands, Cape Town  
17:05Try:
Con: Peter Grant Rugby penalty.svg  35' (1/2)
Pen:

Cards: Deon Fourie Yellow card.svg 25' to 35'
Report [147]
Scoreboard [148]
Pen: Marnitz Boshoff Rugby penalty.svg  44' (1/2)
Attendance: 28,385
Referee: Stuart Berry
Bye/s: Brumbies, Highlanders, Reds

Round 11

25 April 2014 Blues 21–13 Waratahs Eden Park, Auckland  
17:35Try:
Con: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  54' (1/2)
Pen: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  8', 47', 72' (3/3)
Report [149]
Scoreboard [150]
Try: Jacques Potgieter Ru ball.svg  58'
Con: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  59' (1/1)
Pen: Bernard Foley Rugby penalty.svg  35', 69' (2/4)
Attendance: 17,111 [151]
Referee: Chris Pollock
25 April 2014 Brumbies 41–23 Chiefs GIO Stadium, Canberra  
17:40Try:

Con:

Pen:

Report [152]
Scoreboard [153]
Try:
Con: Andrew Horrell Rugby penalty.svg  74', 80' (2/2)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe Rugby penalty.svg  10', 25', 45' (3/4)
Cards: James Lowe Yellow card.svg 53' to 63'
Attendance: 16,159
Referee: Steve Walsh
25 April 2014 Sharks 18–34 Highlanders Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban  
19:10Pen: Tim Swiel Rugby penalty.svg  7', 13', 21', 40', 44', 50' (6/8)
Drop: François Steyn (0/1)
Report [154]
Scoreboard [155]
Try:
Con: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  18', 28', 34', 70' (4/4)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Rugby penalty.svg  3', 67' (2/2)
Cards: Joe Wheeler Yellow card.svg 50' to 60'
Attendance: 22,348
Referee: Jaco Peyper
26 April 2014 Hurricanes 35–21 Reds Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35Try:

Con: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  48', 77' (2/5)
Pen: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  79' (1/2)
Drop: Beauden Barrett Rugby penalty.svg  63' (1/2)
Report [156]
Scoreboard [157]
Try:
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  68' (1/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  22', 29', 40' (3/3)
Attendance: 10,369
Referee: Mike Fraser
26 April 2014 Western Force 15–9 Bulls nib Stadium, Perth  
17:40Pen: Sias Ebersohn Rugby penalty.svg  26', 33', 40', 44', 60' (5/5)
Report [158]
Scoreboard [159]
Pen:

Drop: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (0/1)
Attendance: 14,227
Referee: Angus Gardner
26 April 2014 Cheetahs 35–22 Stormers Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein  
17:05Try:
Con: Elgar Watts Rugby penalty.svg  34', 72' (2/5)
Pen: Elgar Watts Rugby penalty.svg  28', 56' (2/3)
Report [160]
Scoreboard [161]
Try:
Con:

Pen: Peter Grant Rugby penalty.svg  11' (1/2)
Attendance: 17,845
Referee: Craig Joubert
Bye/s: Crusaders, Lions, Rebels

Round 12

2 May 2014 Blues 44–14 Reds Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35Try:
Con:

Pen: Simon Hickey Rugby penalty.svg  59', 7', 12' (3/3)
Cards: Tony Woodcock Yellow card.svg 52' to 61'
Report [162]
Scoreboard [163]
Try:
Con: Quade Cooper Rugby penalty.svg  54', 66' (2/2)
Pen: Quade Cooper (0/2)
Cards: James Slipper Yellow card.svg 35' to 45'
Attendance: 14,050
Referee: Nick Briant
2 May 2014 Rebels 16–22 Sharks AAMI Park, Melbourne  
19:40Try: Patrick Leafa Ru ball.svg  70'
Con: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  71' (1/1)
Pen: Jason Woodward Rugby penalty.svg  20', 28', 55' (3/3)
Report [164]
Scoreboard [165]
Try: JP Pietersen Ru ball.svg  64'
Con: François Steyn Rugby penalty.svg  65' (1/1)
Pen: François Steyn Rugby penalty.svg  21', 26', 30', 35', 38' (5/5)
Attendance: 10,002
Referee: Andrew Lees
3 May 2014 Crusaders 40–20 Brumbies AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
16:35Try:
Con:

Pen: Colin Slade Rugby penalty.svg  8', 13', 20', 28', 39', 49', 59' (7/8)
Cards: Luke Romano Yellow card.svg 68' to 79'
Report [166]
Scoreboard [167]
Try:
Con:

Pen:

Attendance: 17,300
Referee: Glen Jackson
3 May 2014 Chiefs 38–8 Lions Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35Try:
Con:

Pen: Gareth Anscombe (0/1)
Report [168]
Scoreboard [169]
Try: Courtnall Skosan Ru ball.svg  47'
Con: Elton Jantjies (0/1)
Pen: Elton Jantjies Rugby penalty.svg  9' (1/2)
Attendance: 11,168
Referee: Chris Pollock