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Is another 'Shield' chapter going to be written?

Not many people were picking Waikato to pluck the Ranfurly Shield out of Taranaki’s hands earlier this year, but funny things can happen in ‘Shield’ rugby.
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Defending Shield holders Taranaki name 2018 squad

Defending Ranfurly Shield holders and beaten Mitre 10 Cup semifinalists last year, Taranaki have assembled a strong-looking squad for their 2018 campaign.


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Ranfurly Shield fever is back

The Log o’ Wood will be back on the line in 2018 as Ranfurly Shield fever kicks off this Saturday in Tikorangi.
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Canterbury juggernaut rolls over Steelers

The Ranfurly Shield was never under threat as Canterbury piled on over 78 points for the second time in a week to repel a limp challenge from Counties Manukau in Christchurch.
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Waikato retain Shield in dramatic draw

An injury-depleted Waikato retained the Ranfurly Shield in dramatic style on Sunday with a 20-20 draw with Taranaki - the first shield stalemate between the two sides since 1953.
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Pre-season Ranfurly Shield challenges confirmed

Waikato will take on Mitre 10 Heartland Championship provinces Thames Valley, King Country and Wanganui in pre-season Ranfurly Shield challenges later this year.
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A-Z of Rugby in 2016

After a blockbusting 2015 rugby season which brought fans pulsating action across all formats, 2016 promises to be just as dynamic.
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NZ rugby history well served in new book

For all the wealth of information committed to print in the last 125 years regarding New Zealand rugby, a complete history has always been conspicuous by its absence.
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ITM Cup 2015 set to kick off

Today marks 14 days until the ITM Cup kicks off – and with one Ranfurly Shield, two trophies up for grabs, 10 weeks of play, 14 teams and 72 matches - the competition is sure to be nothing less than action-packed.
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Will it be lucky number 14 for the Ranfurly Shield challengers?

Mid-Canterbury will attempt to claim the Ranfurly Shield for the first time, during what will be their 14th attempt since the 1930s (and second time in 12 months), in tonight's third challenge for the Log o'Wood in 2015.
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The Bay prepares for first Ranfurly Shield challenge of 2015

The Hawke’s Bay Magpies will put the Ranfurly Shield on the line for the fifth time during their current reign, hosting Wairarapa Bush today to commence the first of three pre-season challenges.
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Shield experience a boost for Dixon

Time is still on hooker Ash Dixon's side and he is looking to make the most of his liaison with the Highlanders in this year's Investec Super Rugby campaign.
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Counties defeat Mid Canterbury to retain Shield

The Counties Manukau Steelers were able to defend the treasured Ranfurly Shield against a courageous Mid Canterbury side 46-10 at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe.
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Counties team for Ranfurly Shield challenge against Mid Canterbury

The Counties Manukau Steelers season will play their second Ranfurly Shield match in a week Wednesday 9 July 6pm when they play Mid Canterbury at ECOLight Stadium.
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First Ranfurly Shield matches confirmed for 2014

The current Ranfurly Shield holders, the Counties Manukau Steelers will start their 2014 pre-season programme with two Ranfurly Shield matches against Thames Valley and Mid Canterbury.
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