Victory Over Southland

Images From The Shield Defence

So that’s three shield defences tucked away for the Blue n Gold side in the 2019 season. The victory over Southland ensures the Shield stays at Forsyth Barr Stadium with the next challenge coming from Manawatu on Friday, 30th August. Before then however, Otago travels to Napier to  take on Hawkes Bay on Thursday night with a 7:35pm kick off.

Here’s a few more from Saturday’s 41 to 22 victory to relive one more time.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Josh Dickson of Otago celebrates scoring in the second half from a forward drive during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Michale Collins of Otago is all smilies after returning from injury in the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Elliot Dixon of Southland looks to the big screen during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
The Kaikorai Junior club form a guard of honour waving Otago and Golden Centre flags as the Otago team take the field for the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
A Southland supporter waves a flag during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Jona Nareki of Otago during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Aki Seiuli of Otago runs into a gap during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
The Ranfurly Shield and the Donald Stuart Trophy on display during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Man of the match Henry Purdy of Otago throws a pass to a team mate during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Scott Eade of Southland during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Southland defend a scrum during the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Otago Rugby Union staff members Michelle Cowley and Matt McLennan after the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)
Adam Thomson after the Mitre 10 Cup match for the Ranfurly Shield against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.


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