Taranaki win Ranfurly Shield

October 7, 2017

Taranaki have won the Ranfurly Shield with a superb 55-43 victory over Canterbury.

The result ends Canterbury’s 13-month reign as Ranfurly Shield holders.

Ahead 31-7 before the half-hour mark, the Cantabrians appeared all but certain to retain the Shield since reclaiming it in September 2016.

Yet the Bulls had a superb second half, scoring four tries and dominating with a precise, up-tempo game.

Strong goalkicking from Marty McKenzie also helped the Bulls triumph.

It’s the first time they’ve held the Log o’ Wood since 2012.

Taranaki will now defend the Shield against Manawatu on Wednesday.

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