11 Jan 2021

Telling tales of a 1949 Ranfurly Shield challenge

From Summer Times with Emile Donovan , 9:30 am on 11 January 2021

In 1949 an historic Ranfurly Shield Challenge took place at Carisbrook stadium in Dunedin. 

Considered Buller's finest moment - the team unexpectedly drew with Otago six all, bolstered by the support of hundreds of visiting supporters. 

Julie Benjamin's father Harry Benjamin travelled to Dunedin from Westport.  

Now she's making an RNZ Eyewitness podcast about the trip he and his rugby club took to support the Buller team. 

Buller 1949 Rugby Team that drew 6 all with Otago challenging for the Ranfurly Shield.

Buller 1949 Rugby Team that drew 6 all with Otago challenging for the Ranfurly Shield. Photo: Buller Rugby Union

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