Waikato begin Ranfurly Shield defence as expected with thrashing of Thames Valley

Follow @RedefinedRugby PHOTOSPORT Winger Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara scoring the first of his three tries for Waikato on Monday Waikato kicked off their defence of the Ranfurly Shield with an 83-13 thrashing of Thames Valley at Paeroa Domain on Monday. Hamilton Old Boys winger Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara scored a hat-trick on debut as Waikato racked up 13 tries to ease