Ranfurly Shield 1980–1989

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/

The '80s saw the shield change hands four times among five teams. The decade began and ended with Auckland holding the shield. Notably, Auckland began their record 61 shield defences in 1985.[1]

FixturesEdit

1980Edit

11 June 1980 Auckland   37–3   Horowhenua Kapiti Auckland  


25 June 1980 Auckland   29–3   King Country Auckland  


9 August 1980 Auckland   19–12   Poverty Bay Auckland  


23 August 1980 Auckland   25–3   Southland Auckland  


30 August 1980 Auckland   43–13   Otago Auckland  


7 September 1980 Auckland   3–7   Waikato Auckland  


14 September 1980 Waikato   16–7    Thames Valley Hamilton  


27 September 1980 Waikato   15–0   Taranaki Hamilton  

1981Edit

1 August 1981 Waikato   24–12   Otago Hamilton  


16 August 1981 Waikato   13–3   Bay of Plenty Hamilton  


22 August 1981 Waikato   54–0    East Coast Hamilton  


5 September 1981 Waikato   14–7   Canterbury Hamilton  


19 September 1981 Waikato   20–20   Counties Manukau Hamilton  


24 September 1981 Waikato   22–9   King Country Hamilton  


30 September 1981 Waikato   4–22   Wellington Hamilton  

1982Edit

17 June 1982 Wellington   31–6   Marlborough Wellington  


7 August 1982 Wellington   30–9   Wanganui Wellington  


12 August 1982 Wellington   13–12   Hawke's Bay Wellington  


4 September 1982 Wellington   19–6   Taranaki Wellington  


18 September 1982 Wellington   12–16   Canterbury Wellington  


25 September 1982 Canterbury   15–15   Counties Manukau Christchurch  


29 September 1982 Canterbury   51–6   Wairarapa Bush Christchurch  

1983Edit

20 July 1983 Canterbury   88–0    North Otago Christchurch  


27 July 1983 Canterbury   28–10   Southland Christchurch  


3 August 1983 Canterbury   28–0    Mid Canterbury Christchurch  


10 August 1983 Canterbury   39–9   North Auckland Christchurch  


14 August 1983 Canterbury   50–12   South Canterbury Christchurch  


10 September 1983 Canterbury   32–3   Hawke's Bay Christchurch  


17 September 1983 Canterbury   20–16   Wellington Christchurch  


24 September 1983 Canterbury   31–9   Auckland Christchurch  


1 October 1983 Canterbury   28–15    North Otago Christchurch  

1984Edit

1 August 1984 Canterbury   34–10   Nelson Bays Christchurch  


8 August 1984 Canterbury   57–13    Buller Christchurch  


25 August 1984 Canterbury   68–3    West Coast Christchurch  


8 September 1984 Canterbury   24–6   Wairarapa Bush Christchurch  


15 September 1984 Canterbury   44–3   Otago Christchurch  


22 September 1984 Canterbury   16–10   Waikato Christchurch  


29 September 1984 Canterbury   27–19   Counties Manukau Christchurch  


6 October 1984 Canterbury   18–13   Bay of Plenty Christchurch  

1985Edit

19 June 1985 Canterbury   33–0   King Country Christchurch  


25 June 1985 Canterbury   27–3   Taranaki Christchurch  


6 July 1985 Canterbury   53–0   Southland Christchurch  


31 July 1985 Canterbury   42–4   Marlborough Christchurch  


31 August 1985 Canterbury   17–7    Mid Canterbury Christchurch  


7 September 1985 Canterbury   29–3   North Auckland Christchurch  


14 September 1985 Canterbury   23–28   Auckland Christchurch  


28 September 1985 Auckland   39–0   Waikato Auckland  


5 October 1985 Auckland   12–9   Counties Manukau Auckland  

1986Edit

9 July 1986 Auckland   97–0    Thames Valley Auckland  


16 July 1986 Auckland   18–6   North Harbour Auckland  


24 August 1986 Auckland   82–6   Horowhenua Kapiti Auckland  


30 August 1986 Auckland   50–7   Wairarapa Bush Auckland  


13 September 1986 Auckland   42–7   Otago Auckland  


20 September 1986 Auckland   21–0   Manawatu Auckland  


27 September 1986 Auckland   28–15   Canterbury Auckland  


4 October 1986 Auckland   32–6   North Auckland Auckland  

1987Edit

15 July 1987 Auckland   59–6   Wanganui Auckland  


22 August 1987 Auckland   56–18   Hawke's Bay Auckland  


26 August 1987 Auckland   72–0    East Coast Auckland  


5 September 1987 Auckland   43–3   Bay of Plenty Auckland  


12 September 1987 Auckland   49–6   Taranaki Auckland  


19 September 1987 Auckland   34–11   Waikato Auckland  


26 September 1987 Auckland   33–18   Wellington Auckland  


3 October 1987 Auckland   48–9   Counties Manukau Auckland  

1988Edit

10 August 1988 Auckland   28–0   King Country Te Kuiti  


13 August 1987 Auckland   41–13   Taranaki New Plymouth  


20 August 1988 Auckland   43–15   North Auckland Auckland  


31 August 1988 Auckland   62–9   Hawke's Bay Napier  


10 September 1988 Auckland   39–12   North Harbour Auckland  


17 September 1988 Auckland   59–3   Manawatu Auckland  


24 September 1988 Auckland   27–17   Otago Auckland  


1 October 1988 Auckland   31–10   Canterbury Auckland  

1989Edit

16 August 1989 Auckland   58–7    Thames Valley Paeroa  


19 August 1989 Auckland   44–15   Taranaki Auckland  


30 August 1989 Auckland   66–0    Mid Canterbury Ashburton  


9 September 1989 Auckland   84–3   Counties Manukau Auckland  


16 September 1989 Auckland   34–21   Bay of Plenty Auckland  


23 September 1989 Auckland   22–9   Waikato Auckland  


30 September 1989 Auckland   29–6   Wellington Auckland  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RANFURLY SHIELD CHALLENGES 1973 – 2020" (PDF). Rugby History NZ. Retrieved 23 May 2021.

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