Canterbury 19

22 Southland (RS)

Southland reclaim Ranfurly Shield

It took 50 years for Southland to finally win the Ranfurly Shield from Canterbury two years ago, but it now has the prized trophy back in Stags territory after a thrilling 22-19 win over the red-and-blacks at Christchurch's Rugby Park on Saturday afternoon.
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Preview: Canterbury v Southland

The first big Ranfurly Shield challenge of the year pits the two teams who have owned the trophy for the last few seasons, and the Stags are dead keen to get it back and enjoy another reign – what better way for the Southlanders to mark the 100th match between the unions?
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