Shield On The Move
Canterbury have won the Ranfurly Shield from Otago with a 35 – 25 win at Forsyth Barr Stadium this evening.
The win under the roof in Dunedin not only gave the Canterbury team some much needed Mitre 10 Cup points but also the prize of the Ranfurly Shield to take home to Christchurch.
At the end of 80 minutes, when Otago captain Michael Collins handed over the shield to Canterbury’s Luke Whitelock it marked the end of Otago’s sixth reign with the shield which included wins over Thames Valley, North Otago, Southland, Manawatu, Taranaki and Waikato.
In keeping with Shield tradition, Canterbury reserve hooker Sebastian Siataga will be entrusted with looking after the Shield on it’s trip back to Christcurch where Canterbury’s first defence will be against North Harbour played at Orangetheory Stadium, on Sunday 13th October, 2019 at 4:35pm.