Hawkes Bay 8 (K.Mudzamba try, A.Papenfus pen)
Second division favourites Bay of Plenty remained unbeaten after
defeating Hawkes Bay 19-8 in Tauranga on Saturday. Bay of Plenty's
forward pack dominated the game in artrocious conditions. The hosts
led10-8 at half-time.
In other matches Manawatu lost its unbeaten record when it was beaten
22-18 by visitors Marlborough, King Country defeated Mid Canterbury
30-13 while Wanganui opened its account by beating Thames Valley 26-17.
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Ranfurly Shield Holders 1922-27, 1967-69
"Sprinkle, sprinkle, little star"