Southland 12

15 Taranaki (RS)

Taranaki claim Shield in tryless game

Taranaki regained the Ranfurly Shield 15 years to the day from when it last held it when Beauden Barrett kicked it to a tense 15-12 victory over Southland in Invercargill on Wednesday night.
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Taranaki in front in tryless match

Taranaki first five-eighths Beauden Barrett's goal-kicking boot gave his side a 9-6 lead at half-time over Southland in the Ranfurly Shield challenge in Invercargill.
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Preview: Southland v Taranaki

Both unions have enjoyed Shield eras of various lengths down the years and know what it means to hold the trophy; despite the urgency of the ITM Cup race the Shield will be everything at Invercargill.
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