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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."

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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