Shield challenge falls short

Follow @RedefinedRugby For 55 minutes last night, Mid Canterbury winning rugby’s Ranfurly Shield didn’t look like a far-flung dream. But when the final whistle blew in their challenge against Hawke’s Bay in Napier, the score-line read 57-12 and the boys and green and gold had been taught a lesson in how to

Hammers up for challenge

Follow @RedefinedRugby Mid Canterbury’s starting line-up for tonight’s Ranfurly Shield rugby challenge against Hawke’s Bay has been named. At number eight, Jon Dampney returns from injury to take on the role of captain again, a year after captaining the side in a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Counties-Manukau, where the men in green