8 Sep 2012

Taranaki keep the Shield for another week

1:19 pm on 8 September 2012

Taranaki have retained the Ranfurly Shield with a hard-fought 22-6 win over Hawke's Bay in New Plymouth.

The score was 0-0 at half-time. Taranaki's next defence is against champions Canterbury on Saturday.

In Friday night's other match, Counties-Manukau ran rampant in the first half on their way to a 47-13 win over Bay of Plenty in Pukekohoe.

Counties led 34-8 at half-time.