Ranfurly Shield 1970–1979

The Ranfurly Shield, colloquially known as the Log o' Wood, is a trophy in New Zealand's domestic rugby union competition. First played for in 1904, the Ranfurly Shield is based on a challenge system, rather than a league or knockout competition as with most football trophies. The holding union must defend the Shield in challenge matches, and if a challenger defeats them, they become the new holder of the Shield.

Ranfurly Shield
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Countries New Zealand
Official website
www.provincial.rugby/ranfurly-shield/

Canterbury began the decade as shield holders, and held it two separate times throughout the 1970s. Marlborough notably won their first shield challenge in 1973, and held it for six successful defences before losing it to South Canterbury.[1][2]

FixturesEdit

1970Edit

8 August 1970 Canterbury   19–8   South Canterbury Christchurch  


29 August 1970 Canterbury   14–9   Waikato Christchurch  


5 September 1970 Canterbury   13–3   Taranaki Christchurch  


8 September 1970 Canterbury   19–8   Buller Christchurch  


16 September 1970 Canterbury   28–8   Mid Canterbury Christchurch  


19 September 1970 Canterbury   20–9   Southland Christchurch  


26 September 1970 Canterbury   16–12   Otago Christchurch  


30 September 1970 Canterbury   3–3   Wellington Christchurch  

1971Edit

21 August 1971 Canterbury   19–8    North Otago Christchurch  


28 August 1971 Canterbury   16–20   Auckland Christchurch  


11 September 1971 Auckland   17–8   Counties Manukau Auckland  


18 September 1971 Auckland   12–17   North Auckland Auckland  
Attendance: 47,000


25 September 1971 North Auckland   16–6   King Country Whangarei  

1972Edit

1 July 1972 North Auckland   35–0   Buller Whangarei  


22 July 1972 North Auckland   35–0   Poverty Bay Gisborne  


29 July 1972 North Auckland   4–4   Manawatu Whangarei  


5 August 1972 North Auckland   27–15   Taranaki Whangarei  


12 August 1972 North Auckland   22–6   Bay of Plenty Whangarei  


26 August 1972 North Auckland   15–16   Auckland Whangarei  
Attendance: 40,000


5 September 1972 Auckland   6–12   Canterbury Auckland  


16 September 1972 Canterbury   47–3    West Coast Christchurch  


27 September 1972 Canterbury   23–9   Otago Christchurch  

1973Edit

28 July 1973 Canterbury   6–13   Marlborough Christchurch  


11 August 1973 Marlborough   36–0   Wairarapa Bush Blenheim  


1 September 1973 Marlborough   26–9    North Otago Blenheim  


8 September 1973 Marlborough   30–6   Wanganui Blenheim  


22 September 1973 Marlborough   29–9   Nelson Bays Blenheim  


29 September 1973 Marlborough   36–9   Mid Canterbury Blenheim  

1974Edit

27 July 1974 Marlborough   18–0    West Coast Blenheim  


17 August 1974 Marlborough   6–18   South Canterbury Blenheim  


31 August 1974 South Canterbury   9–3    North Otago Timaru  


3 September 1974 South Canterbury   3–9   Wellington Timaru  


15 September 1974 Wellington   18–12   Waikato Wellington  


21 September 1974 Wellington   13–26   Auckland Wellington  


28 September 1974 Auckland   9–6   Waikato Auckland  

1975Edit

13 August 1975 Auckland   22–0    Thames Valley Auckland  


30 August 1975 Auckland   19–6   Hawke's Bay Auckland  


6 September 1975 Auckland   19–14   Wellington Auckland  


10 September 1975 Auckland   7–6   Counties Manukau Auckland  


20 September 1975 Auckland   22–16   North Auckland Auckland  


27 September 1975 Auckland   17–13   Waikato Auckland  


30 September 1975 Auckland   13–4   Marlborough Auckland  

1976Edit

4 August 1976 Auckland   16–9   Wanganui Auckland  


18 August 1976 Auckland   9–9   Southland Auckland  


12 August 1976 Auckland   10–12   Manawatu Auckland  


4 September 1976 Manawatu   36–16   Horowhenua Kapiti Palmerston North  


12 September 1976 Manawatu   15–3   Hawke's Bay Palmerston North  

1977Edit

17 August 1977 Manawatu   12–6   Wairarapa Bush Palmerston North  


20 August 1977 Manawatu   26–9   Wanganui Palmerston North  


27 August 1977 Manawatu   15–10   Counties Manukau Palmerston North  


3 September 1977 Manawatu   21–7   Marlborough Palmerston North  


7 September 1977 Manawatu   18–6   Southland Palmerston North  


17 September 1977 Manawatu   6–3   Taranaki Palmerston North  


24 September 1977 Manawatu   17–3   Otago Palmerston North  

1978Edit

29 July 1978 Manawatu   51–10    West Coast Palmerston North  


5 August 1978 Manawatu   42–14   Horowhenua Kapiti Palmerston North  


29 August 1978 Manawatu   24–0   Poverty Bay Palmerston North  


2 September 1978 Manawatu   13–6   Wellington Palmerston North  


12 September 1978 Manawatu   10–12   North Auckland Palmerston North  

1979Edit

28 July 1979 North Auckland   21–6   King Country Whangarei  


4 August 1979 North Auckland   35–3    Thames Valley Whangarei  


18 August 1979 North Auckland   29–6   Marlborough Whangarei  


11 September 1979 North Auckland   23–11   Taranaki Whangarei  


22 September 1979 North Auckland   3–9   Auckland Whangarei  


29 September 1979 Auckland   11–9   Counties Manukau Auckland  

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knight, Lindsay (2002). The Shield. Rugby Press. ISBN 1877252131
  2. ^ "RANFURLY SHIELD CHALLENGES 1973 – 2020" (PDF). Rugby History NZ. Retrieved 23 May 2021.