Canterbury 50

26 Manawatu (RS)

Canterbury runs amok in challenge

Canterbury ran in eight tries and posted 50 points as it retained the Ranfurly Shield against Manawatu at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, and also stayed seven points atop the Air New Zealand Cup points table.
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Air NZ Cup Preview: Canterbury v Manawatu

If Canterbury has any inclination to regard this match as a done deal, Rob Penney simply needs to pull the tape of last year's match to dispel complacency – and act as a reminder that Manawatu's only win was also Canterbury's only loss in 2008.
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Manawatu buzzing ahead of challenge

Manawatu Turbos skipper Nick Crosswell knows it will take an almighty effort to wrest the Ranfurly Shield from Canterbury but says the team is buzzing about its shot at the famous Log o'Wood.
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McCaw back in the mix

Revitalised All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will be among the heavy artillery Canterbury is expected to roll out for the Ranfurly Shield defence against Manawatu at AMI Stadium on Friday night.
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Leaders Canterbury welcome back All Blacks

Air New Zealand Cup leaders Canterbury grow from strength to strength with the return of a swag of All Blacks for the Ranfurly Shield defence match against Manawatu on Friday.
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