Ranfurly Shield 1990–1999

The Ranfurly Shield, colloquially known as the Log o' Wood, is perhaps the most prestigious 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/

Auckland began the decade as shield holders, before losing to Waikato in 1993 after a record 61 defences spanning from 1985. The shield changed hands seven times between four teams, ending up in Waikato's hands at the closing of the decade. Taranaki notably won the shield in 1996, holding it for only one successful defence. This was their fourth Ranfurly Shield stint, and their first since 1965.[1][2]

FixturesEdit

1990Edit

29 May 1990 Auckland   58–3   King Country Auckland  


29 August 1990 Auckland   42–3   Poverty Bay Gisborne  


8 September 1990 Auckland   78–7   Southland Auckland  


15 September 1990 Auckland   45–9   Otago Auckland  


22 September 1990 Auckland   41–21   North Auckland Auckland  


29 September 1990 Auckland   18–9   North Harbour Auckland  


6 October 1990 Auckland   33–30   Canterbury Auckland  

1991Edit

13 April 1991 Auckland   76–0   Nelson Bays Nelson  


1 June 1991 Auckland   29–18   Bay of Plenty Auckland  


27 July 1991 Auckland   27–0   Counties Manukau Auckland  


31 July 1991 Auckland   52–4   Manawatu Auckland  


31 August 1991 Auckland   55–9   Taranaki Auckland  


7 September 1991 Auckland   40–12   Waikato Auckland  


14 September 1991 Auckland   31–21   Wellington Auckland  


25 September 1991 Auckland   32–6   South Canterbury Timaru  

1992Edit

12 August 1992 Auckland   55–3   Marlborough Blenheim  


22 August 1992 Auckland   21–16   Otago Auckland  


29 August 1992 Auckland   40–9   Hawke's Bay Napier  


1 September 1992 Auckland   42–15   King Country Taupo  


5 September 1992 Auckland   49–3   North Auckland Auckland  


12 September 1992 Auckland   47–38   Canterbury Auckland  


15 September 1992 Auckland   24–19   Counties Manukau Pukekohe  


22 September 1992 Auckland   25–16   North Harbour Auckland  

1993Edit

3 April 1993 Auckland   80–17   Horowhenua Kapiti Levin  


6 April 1993 Auckland   48–3   Buller Westport  


5 June 1993 Auckland   69–31   Hawke's Bay Auckland  


1 September 1993 Auckland   139–5     North Otago Oamaru  


11 September 1993 Auckland   51–14   Wellington Auckland  


18 September 1993 Auckland   6–17   Waikato Auckland  


26 September 1993 Waikato   28–11   Otago Hamilton  

1994Edit

6 June 1994 Waikato   74–3    Thames Valley Hamilton  


2 July 1994 Waikato   26–11   Manawatu Hamilton  


30 July 1994 Waikato   98–22   South Canterbury Hamilton  


13 August 1994 Waikato   45–10   King Country Hamilton  


3 September 1994 Waikato   26–29   Canterbury Hamilton  


18 September 1994 Canterbury   42–16   Counties Manukau Christchurch  


1 October 1994 Canterbury   22–20   Otago Christchurch  

1995Edit

24 June 1995 Canterbury   64–19   Mid Canterbury Ashburton  


1 July 1995 Canterbury   43–17   Nelson Bays Christchurch  


15 July 1995 Canterbury   79–0   Marlborough Christchurch  


29 July 1995 Canterbury   72–17   South Canterbury Christchurch  


12 August 1995 Canterbury   27–22   Southland Christchurch  


19 August 1995 Canterbury   58–30   Waikato Christchurch  


10 September 1995 Canterbury   66–17   Wellington Christchurch  


23 September 1995 Canterbury   0–35   Auckland Christchurch  


1 October 1995 Auckland   26–17   Waikato Auckland  

1996Edit

7 August 1996 Auckland   88–20   Poverty Bay Gisborne  


11 August 1996 Auckland   30–29   Bay of Plenty Auckland  


24 August 1996 Auckland   39–42   Taranaki Auckland  


31 August 1996 Taranaki   13–11   North Harbour New Plymouth  


8 September 1996 Taranaki   19–40   Waikato New Plymouth  


13 September 1996 Waikato   17–14   North Harbour Hamilton  


4 October 1996 Waikato   7–27   Auckland Hamilton  


12 October 1996 Auckland   69–27   North Harbour Auckland  

1997Edit

22 July 1997 Auckland   115–6     East Coast Ruatoria  


23 August 1997 Auckland   47–14   Northland Auckland  


6 September 1997 Auckland   34–32   Southland Auckland  


13 September 1997 Auckland   27–12   Counties Manukau Auckland  


23 September 1997 Auckland   93–20     West Coast Greymouth  


4 October 1997 Auckland   29–31   Waikato Auckland  

1998Edit

18 July 1998 Waikato   121–0   Poverty Bay Hamilton  


26 July 1998 Waikato   76–0   King Country Hamilton  


8 August 1998 Waikato   25–18   Bay of Plenty Hamilton  


15 August 1998 Waikato   24–23   Auckland Hamilton  


5 September 1998 Waikato   95–7   Southland Hamilton  
19 September 1998 Waikato   39–22   North Harbour Hamilton  


26 September 1998 Waikato   63–22   Northland Hamilton  


3 October 1998 Waikato   29–23   Canterbury Hamilton  

1999Edit

24 July 1999 Waikato   74–6   Wairarapa Bush Hamilton  


28 July 1999 Waikato   37–8    Thames Valley Hamilton  


7 August 1999 Waikato   86–0   Hawke's Bay Hamilton  


21 August 1999 Waikato   27–11   Counties Manukau Hamilton  


4 September 1999 Waikato   33–15   Taranaki Hamilton  


18 September 1999 Waikato   30–24   Wellington Hamilton  


4 October 1999 Waikato   29–17   Otago Hamilton  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ranfurly Shield – Table of Matches – 1990 – 1999". Scrum.co.nz. Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  2. ^ "RANFURLY SHIELD CHALLENGES 1973 – 2020" (PDF). Rugby History NZ. Retrieved 23 May 2021.

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