North Otago fights back

The score was predictable but the way the match went was not. Canterbury beat North Otago 71-7 in a Ranfurly Shield challenge in Christchurch yesterday after the home side led 45-0 at halftime. It had looked ominous in the opening period for the challenger as the Canterbury backs ran hard and

North Otago vows to put up a fight

It will be a David-and-Goliath battle. The well-oiled machine with deep pockets and seemingly endless player resources taking on the little lad from down the road, who gets by on a bit of generosity and some lion-hearted effort. But North Otago coach Jason Forrest is not waving the white flag. The side