19 Sep 2015

Taranaki hand out record hiding to Waikato

6:36 am on 19 September 2015

Provincial rugby champions Taranaki have thrashed Waikato by a record 41-0 scoreline in New Plymouth.

Seta Tamanivalu in action for Taranaki

Seta Tamanivalu in action for Taranaki Photo: Photosport

Up 20-0 and two tries at half-time, Taranaki poured on three more unanswered tries to move closer to a playoffs place.

The record winning margin's also the first time in 15 years Taranaki have beaten Waikato at home.

Meanwhile, the Wellington captain Brad Shields has been ruled out for the rest of the ITM Cup with a fractured jaw suffered in the loss to Otago on Thursday.

The Lions' Brad Shields looks on during the 2013 All Blacks pre season training game. All Blacks v Wellington Lions, Hutt Recreational Ground, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Friday 9 August 2013.

The Lions' Brad Shields looks on during the 2013 All Blacks pre season training game. All Blacks v Wellington Lions, Hutt Recreational Ground, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Friday 9 August 2013. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Shields underwent undergo surgery on Friday evening, ruling him out for an estimated six weeks.

Ardie Savea's been named the new captain of the Lions.

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