Steelers make it three successful Shield defences

The victorious Counties Manukau Steelers celebrate the third defence of the Ranfurly shield. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and the Southland Stags, played at ECOLight Stadium on Friday October 11th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 25 – 7 after leading 22 – 0 at halftime and retain the Ranfurly shield.

With victory over the Southland Stags on Friday evening, the Counties Manukau Steelers will get to keeep the Ranfurly Shield for the summer and now travel to Wellington this Friday to take on the Lions in one Premiership final.

Photos from the Counties Manukau Steelers vs Southland Stags ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield game can be viewed here.

Maama Vaipulu leaves Scott Eade clutching at air as he makes the bust that will lead to Fritz Lee’s try. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and the Southland Stags, played at ECOLight Stadium on Friday October 11th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 25 – 7 after leading 22 – 0 at halftime and retain the Ranfurly shield.
Ahsee Tuala pushes off John Hardie’s attempted tackle as he makes a midfield run. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and the Southland Stags, played at ECOLight Stadium on Friday October 11th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 25 – 7 after leading 22 – 0 at halftime and retain the Ranfurly shield.
Scott Eade tries to stop Hika Elliot’s bullocking run. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and the Southland Stags, played at ECOLight Stadium on Friday October 11th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 25 – 7 after leading 22 – 0 at halftime and retain the Ranfurly shield.
Kane Hancy chases his chip kick down the right hand touch line as David Hall tries to hinder his progress. .ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and the Southland Stags, played at ECOLight Stadium on Friday October 11th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 25 – 7 after leading 22 – 0 at halftime and retain the Ranfurly shield.
Ronald Raaymakers has support from Kane Hancy and Hika Elliot as he runs in to Robbie Robertsons tackle. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and the Southland Stags, played at ECOLight Stadium on Friday October 11th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 25 – 7 after leading 22 – 0 at halftime and retain the Ranfurly shield.
With his forwards in disarray Stags halfback Scott Eade is caught behind the advantage line by Hika Elliot and Maama Vaipulu. ITM Cup and Ranfurly Shield rugby game between Counties Manukau Steelers and the Southland Stags, played at ECOLight Stadium on Friday October 11th 2013. Counties Manukau won the game 25 – 7 after leading 22 – 0 at halftime and retain the Ranfurly shield.

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