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Canterbury shape ominously

The Ranfurly Shield is locked away in Christchurch for the summer after Canterbury outclassed Counties-Manukau, 39-21, in their 12th round ITM Cup clash at AMI Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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ITM Cup Preview: Canterbury v Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau has a shot at the Ranfurly Shield for the second time but the greatest interest is likely to be in the clash between Sonny Bill Williams and Tana Umaga.
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Milestone match for Ross

Discarded All Blacks lock Isaac Ross has one specific goal in mind on Saturday – to help Canterbury retain the Ranfurly Shield against Counties-Manukau at AMI Stadium and lock it away for the summer in what will be the lanky lock's 50th match for the province.
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ABs bolster Canterbury shield defence

Canterbury has been bolstered by the return of All Blacks Owen Franks and Brad Thorn for their first Ranfurly Shield defence against Counties-Manukau in Christchurch on Saturday.
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