Proud of how the team regrouped after halftime “There are things I would change regarding our preparations but it is an honour to play in a Ranfurly Shield match, but no regrets about playing Taranaki,” said Otai, who in his playing career was part of Shield games for North Harbour and
Kiniviliame Naholo might even be quicker than his All Black brother Waisake Naholo. The 19-year-old wing shined in Taranaki's 78-0 Ranfurly Shield romp over Poverty Bay in Tikorangi on Saturday afternoon, scoring two first-half tries on debut. Given Naholo scored 40 tries in 20 games for Hastings Boys' High School's 1st XV last year, his
RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY Ranfurly Shield Match #256 – 27th August 1960 North Auckland 24 – 03 Poverty Bay Venue: Rugby Park, Whangarei Attendance: 9,000 Referee: Mr James Logan (Wellington) 1960 The Ranfurly Shield went on a number of road trips. Auckland resisted Ranfurly Shield challenges from Thames Valley and Counties before losing the trophy to North Auckland.
RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY Ranfurly Shield Match #233 – 31st July 1957 Wellington 15 – 03 Poverty Bay Venue: Athletic Park, Wellington Attendance: 9,000 Referee: Mr L. S. Kirk (Canterbury) Under good conditions, apart from a fresh southerly breeze, 9,000 attended this Wednesday fixture at Athletic Park. Wellington ran up a 15-0 lead whilst having the advantage
RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY Ranfurly Shield Match # 169 – 4th September 1948 Otago 40 – 00 Poverty Bay Venue: Carisbrook, Dunedin Attendance: 9,000 Referee: Mr R. Pratt (Buller ) Once again almost impossible conditions prevailed at Carisbrook, continuous rain and a sodden ground resulting in mud patches and sheets of water. Only 9,000 turned out to
RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY Ranfurly Shield Match # 68 – 21st June 1924 Hawkes Bay 46 – 10 Poverty Bay Venue: McLean Park, Napier Referee: Mr G. A. Maddison (Hawkes Bay) Poverty Bay were the next challengers to meet the full fury of Hawke's Bay, being annihilated at McLean Park, Napier. Five of the six All
RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY Ranfurly Shield Match # 63 – 11th August 1923 Hawkes Bay 15 – 00 Poverty Bay Venue: Nelson Park, Hastings Referee: Mr E. Freeman (Wairarapa) Next challenger was Poverty Bay, at Nelson Park, Hastings. The ground was sodden after two days of heavy rain and light rain fell during the match. The
RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY Ranfurly Shield Match # 29 – 3rd September 1913 Auckland 27 – 03 Poverty Bay Venue: Alexandra Park, Auckland – Attendance: 6,000 Referee: Mr Len Simpson (Taranaki) Played at Alexandra Park, the result was never in doubt after the first 20 minutes. Nevertheless the visitors scored first, Kaipara taking a mark five minutes