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Shield Fever

by Lindsay Knight

1980, Rugby Press, Auckland
large format hb, dj, 299pp, illustrated

GOOD used: faded spine, shelf wear to dj, some marks, slight age tanning to edges, watermark to top edge

DESCRIPTION: "Nothing in NZ rugby has aroused quite the same fervour, drama and magic as the Ranfurly Shield. The thrills it has provided in NZ provincial matches are without parallel."

CONTENTS:
Introduction
1. The 1900s: Lor Ranfurly's gesture
2. The Great War Years: Taranaki, and the first upset
3. From 1922: The Magnificent Magpies
4. 1927 epic: The Battle of Solway
5. Into the 1930s: Years of Uncertainty
6. Come 1935: The dual monarchy
7. The late 1940s: the Cavanagh touch
8. The 1950 season: Shield merry-go-round
9. into the 1950s: Mighty Mooloo
10. 1953 takeoff: A brilliant candle
11. 3 year reign: not so gentle lambs
12. 1956 upset: Paino's plot
13. The late 1950s: Forever Amber
14. Record reign: enter Fred the Needle
15. Snow White: a durable campaigner
16. The mid 1960s: Pot luck
17. The late 1960s: The Hawkeye guys take over
18. 1970 season: teh back-up boys
19. Bill Freeman: five time loser
20. 1971 season: from Christchurch to Whangarei
21. 1973 shock: Come in the Red Devils
22. 1974 season: Calling the appeal committee
23. the mid 1970s: Boggsey's boys take possession
24. come 1976: Manawatu - an untimely end
25. teh late 1970s: sensations in the north
Shield Challenges 1904-1979
Record scorers
Ranfurly Shield rules




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