Steelers defend the Ranfurly Shield against Taranaki

Steelers Captain Fritz Lee celebrates Rey Lee-Lo’s try. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and Taranaki, played at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekoke on September 15th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 44 – 7 after leading 25 – 0 at halftime.

The Counties Manukau Steelers successfully defended the Ranfurly Shield when Taranaki challenged for it on Saturday September 14th.

The Steelers made light work of the Naki boys and had the game won in the first 20mins and went on to secure a 44 – 7 victory.

Photos from the Counties Manukau Steelers first defence of the Ranfurly Shield can be viewed here.

Rey Lee-Lo steps past a Taranaki defender. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and Taranaki, played at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekoke on September 15th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 44 – 7 after leading 25 – 0 at halftime.
Hika Elliot shunts off Daniel Brooks attempted tackle as he charges upfield. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and Taranaki, played at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekoke on September 15th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 44 – 7 after leading 25 – 0 at halftime.
Sean Reidy runs in to the heavy Taranaki traffic near their tryline late in the game. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and Taranaki, played at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekoke on September 15th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 44 – 7 after leading 25 – 0 at halftime.
Bundee Aki steps free of the tackle and heads up field for the Steelers. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and Taranaki, played at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekoke on September 15th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 44 – 7 after leading 25 – 0 at halftime.

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