Poverty Bay have never held the Ranfurly Shield, although they have challenged for the Shield on 16 occasions.

On July 28th 2018 Poverty Bay end a 10 year challenge drought with a visit to New Plymouth to challenge Taranaki the first challenge since 2008 by the Bay.

In 1980, Poverty Bay came close to defeating Auckland, losing a hard fought encounter 12 – 19.

  • 2018 – Jul 28 – Taranaki v Poverty Bay @New Plymouth
    • 2008 – Jul 15 – Auckland 54 v 3 Poverty Bay @Gisborne
    • 2004 – Jul 28 – Auckland 116 v 3 Poverty Bay @Auckland
    • 1998 – Jul 18 – Waikato 121 v 0 Poverty Bay @Hamilton
    • 1996 – Aug 7 – Auckland 88 v 20 Poverty Bay @Gisborne
    • 1990 – Aug 29 – Auckland 42 v 3 Poverty Bay @Gisborne
    • 1980 – Aug 9 – Auckland 19 v 12 Poverty Bay @Auckland
    • 1978 – Aug 29 – Manawatu 24 v 0 Poverty Bay @Palmerston Nth
    • 1972 – July 22 – North Auckland 31 v 3 Poverty Bay @Whangarei
    • 1968 – Aug. 3 – Hawke’s Bay 21 v 5 Poverty Bay @Napier
    • 1960 – Aug. 27 – North Auckland 24 v 3 Poverty Bay @Whangarei
    • 1957 – July 31 – Wellington 15 v 3 Poverty Bay @Wellington
    • 1948 – Sept. 4 – Otago 40 v 0 Poverty Bay @Dunedin
    • 1924 – June 21 – Hawke’s Bay 46 v 10 Poverty Bay @Napier
    • 1923 – Aug. 11 – Hawke’s Bay 15 v 0 Poverty Bay @Hastings
    • 1913 – Aug. 9 – Auckland 27 v 3 Poverty Bay @Auckland
    • 1911 – Sept. 16 – Auckland 29 v 10 Poverty Bay @Auckland