Taranaki hold onto Ranfurly Shield

NZ Newswire August 4, 2012, 7:26 pm

Taranaki have defended the Ranfurly Shield for a second time this season, comfortably seeing off Wanganui 51-7 in New Plymouth.

The hosts surged away in the second half after leading the Heartland Championship side just 11-0 at halftime.

They scored six of their seven tries in the second spell while hooker Cole Baldwin crossed for Wanganui's lone try with 20 minutes remaining.

Taranaki winger Frazier Climo scored the first of his two tries and landed two penalties for his team's first half points.

Other tries in the second half went to halfback Jamison Gibson-Park (2), winger Waisake Naholo, flanker Jarrad Hoeata and lock Kane Barrett.

Taranaki's first Shield defence of the year was a 67-16 of King Country last week.

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  1. Lisa01:41pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    UMMM i just decided to actually read the story...has anyone else?? i could have sworn the naki played tasman? You've really outdone yaself this yahoo!!!

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  2. 01:01pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Atama truer words were never spoken..

  3. Atama12:58pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    With the standard of rugby showed in the ITM competition so far it is not a surprise that the All Blacks are the world champions, the Taranaki v Tasman game was a classic, NZ now just have too much young talents that it is going to be hard for any rugby team in the world to match them.

  4. ROMMEL12:50pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    no matter how tough life treats you just remember that one person on this planet has it real tough she has to call i see stupid ,,,,,SON ,,,,,,ja

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  5. Lisa12:39pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    I can't take responsibility that you were bottle fed Daniel and you long for a boobie you never had ..and acting out on yahoo rugby posts is not going to fill that void in your life..........

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  6. Perplexed12:27pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Oh daya, your cussys are doing a stella job cleaning up our river ah.& it sports several power stations,+ Karapero,The Great rowing championship each year,etc & they recken below the bridges is a tressure trobe off discarded stollen goods ah.not tu mention street kids.

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  7. Lisa12:25pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Well ya see Daniel we are not ganging up on you as you say...you bring it on yourself with what you say....did anyone gang up on you yesterday when talking bout the wars?? no?? so it really depends on what you type as to the reaction you get :) think about it carefully!!

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  8. 12:22pm Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    forest gump fan perplexed?

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  9. 11:35am Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Hey ISSP what's a "grove" is that a gay soccer term for grope????Or is it meant to be groove which means to get into the swing of things...." Geeze your getting rusty , your facts have been all up the Khyber pass this morning!!!

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  10. 11:29am Sunday 02nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    This always happened in the first few weeks of the old NPC with upsets and big scorelines. But after that the scorelines would tighten and the results became more predictable. What's really happened is that the teams still haven't got into their groves and their defence is rusty.


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