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.

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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 / 

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