Taranaki win Ranfurly Shield

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Taranaki have won the Ranfurly Shield.

The Amber and Blacks have beaten Canterbury 23-22 in an pulsating Shield match in Christchurch.

All Black fullback Jordie Barrett, was one of the stars, kicking the match-winning penalty goal from 50 metres out in the 74th minute.

Taranaki played superbly in the first half and held a 20-3 lead at halftime.

However, Canterbury scored three unanswered tries in the second-half to snatch the lead before Barrett’s monster kick.

Taranaki will start its seventh Ranfurly Shield reign against Otago in Inglewood next Sunday afternoon.

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Jordie Barrett of Taranaki kicks a penalty which put Taranaki into the lead during the round 2 Mitre 10 Cup match between Canterbury and Taranaki at Orangetheory Stadium on September 19, 2020 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)

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