Canterbury 36

16 Otago (RS)

Southland breaks 50-year drought

After a drought of 50 years, Southland has reclaimed the prized Ranfurly Shield, downing holder Canterbury, 9-3, in a dour arm-wrestle in Christchurch on Thursday night.
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Otago's hopes crushed again

Otago's 21st challenge for the coveted Ranfurly Shield ended like the 20 before it – unsuccessfully as Canterbury scored five tries to one in its 36-16 victory at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, on Saturday afternoon.
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Air NZ Cup Preview: Canterbury v Otago

It seems to be in the natural order of things that every Canterbury Shield run will feature an early defence against Otago that will be a thriller that Canterbury eventually finds a way to win.
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Laulala on reserves bench for Canterbury

Canterbury midfield back Casey Laulala has been named on the reserves bench to play Otago in an Air New Zealand Cup and Ranfurly Shield match at AMI Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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