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Winning the Ranfurly Shield (1st of 2)

Winning the Ranfurly Shield

Ever since the first challenge game in 1904, the Ranfurly Shield has been a fiercely fought contest for rugby supremacy among the provinces. On 15 August 2004 one of the smaller unions, Bay of Plenty, defeated Auckland to take the shield by a score of 33–28. Here Bay of Plenty fullback Adrian Cashmore and fellow team members show off the shield to ecstatic supporters.

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Ron Palenski, 'Rugby union - Club and provincial rugby', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40015/winning-the-ranfurly-shield (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Ron Palenski, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016