2 Oct 2023

Hawkes Bay ranfurly shield win marred by after-game antics

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 2 October 2023

Hawke's Bay Magpies' Ranfurly Shield win has been marred by after game antics - after a photo emerged showing the shield broken in two with small piles of white powder on half of it.

New Zealand Rugby Union has launched an investigation into reports of drug use and what occurred during the post match celebration.

It's also taken possession of the broken shield. New Zealand Rugby General Manager Community Rugby Steve Lancaster says he's deeply disappointed with what's happened.