Canterbury 29

17 Taranaki (RS)

Canterbury retains Shield

Canterbury superior backline pace contributed greatly to its defence of the Ranfurly Shield against Taranaki at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, on Friday night.
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Air NZ Cup Preview: Canterbury v Taranaki

These two provinces are among New Zealand's premier Ranfurly Shield sides but nine previous challenges between the two have not resulted in any changes of ownership – something Taranaki will be very keen to rectify this Friday.
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Injuries keep Whitelock and Crotty out of Canterbury side

Injuries have ruled skipper George Whitelock and second five-eighth Ryan Crotty out of Canterbury's Ranfurly Shield rugby defence against Taranaki on Friday night.
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