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SUPER 12 Rugby, Round 1 Results, 26 02 01

Dunedin: HIGHLANDERS 23 ( Samui Vahafolau 2, Romi Ropati tries; Tony Bown 2 pen 1 con), BLUES 8 ( Doug Howlett 1 try; Carlos Spencer 1 pen).

Canberra: BRUMBIES 51 ( Owen Finnegan 3, Joe Roff, George Smith, Graeme Bond tries; Stirling Mortlock 2 pen 6 con; George Gregan dg), CRUSADERS 16 ( Greg Somerville try; Ben Blair 3 pen, Aaron Mauger 1 con).

Durban: SHARKS 30 ( R Loubscher, Deon Kayser, John Smit tries; Butch James 3 pen, 3 con), NORTHERN BULLS 17 ( F Lombard try; Casper Steyn 4 pen).

Sydney: WARRATAHS 42 (Jono West, Stu Pinkerton, Matt Burke, Phil Waugh, Sam Payne; Burke 3 pen, 4 con), CHIEFS 23 (Roger Randle, Bruce Reihana tries; David Hill 3 pen, 2 con).

Brisbane: REDS 27 (Nathan Williams, Chris Latham tries; Elton Flatley 4 pen, con, John Eales 1 pen), Hurricanes 18 ( Brad Fleming, Tana Umaga tries; Daryl Lilley 2 pen, 1 con).

Cape Town: CATS 29 (Louis Koen, Japie Mulder tries; Koen 5 pen, 2 con), Western Stormers 24 ( Percy Montgomery Braam van Stratten tries; van Stratten 4 pen, con).

Rankings: Pts
1 Brumbies 5
2 Waratahs 5
3 Highlanders 4
4 Sharks 4
5 Reds 4
6 Cats 4
7 Stormers 1
8 Hurricanes
9 Bulls
10 Blues
11 Chiefs
12 Crusaders

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