Southland 9

6 Auckland (RS)

Southland holds Shield in forward joust

Indomitable, tenacious defence enabled Southland to beat Auckland 9-6 and retain the Ranfurly Shield in a spine-tingling match in Invercargill on Thursday night.
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ITM Cup Preview: Southland v Auckland

Southland is overdue for a win over Auckland and it would never be a better time to achieve it than in Thursday's Ranfurly Shield match in Invercargill.
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Win would be a boost for Auckland

Auckland rugby has seen better days, much better.
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Stags up for the challenge

Flanker John Hardie and his Southland team-mates are bracing themselves for a huge Ranfurly Shield challenge from Auckland in Invercargill on Thursday night.
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