Otago Retain The Ranfurly Sheild.

Shield Stays In Otago

Otago have retained the Ranfurly Shield by beating Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium this afternoon.

In Otago’s third defence of the Shield in it’s current reign, the holders went into half time with a 17 to 3 lead over the Southland Stags after scoring right on halftime with a try to flanker Slade McDowell.

Second half tries to Jona Nareki, Dylan Nel, Josh Dickson and Rowan Gouws ensured Otago extended it’s lead in the second half to end the match victorious with a 41 to 22 win over their neighbours Southland to retain the Ranfurly Shield.

Otago’s next defence of the Ranfurly Shield will be against Manawatu on Friday, 30th August.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)Dylan Nel of Otago dives over to score during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Southland played for the Ranfurly Shield at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, on Saturday 17th August, 2019. © John Caswell / www.caswellimages.com 

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Otago’s Sio Tomkinson steps out of a tackle  during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Southland played for the Ranfurly Shield at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, on Saturday 17th August, 2019. © John Caswell / www.caswellimages.com

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
An Otago fan during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Southland played for the Ranfurly Shield at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, on Saturday 17th August, 2019. © John Caswell / www.caswellimages.com

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Otago’s Jona Nareki breaks a Southland tackle to score the opening try during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Southland played for the Ranfurly Shield at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, on Saturday 17th August, 2019. © John Caswell / www.caswellimages.com

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)Southland score late in the second half during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Southland played for the Ranfurly Shield at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, on Saturday 17th August, 2019. © John Caswell /http://www.caswellimages.com


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