15 Sep 2012

Ranfurly Shield remains in Taranaki

4:41 pm on 15 September 2012

Taranaki has retained rugby's Ranfurly Shield, beating visitors Canterbury 18-9 in tough conditions in New Plymouth.

Taranaki's fourth straight win also puts them top of the table.

First five James Marshall scored the hosts' first try eight minutes before half-time then flanker Scott Waldrom sealed the win with a late try.

Taranaki potentially face two more Shield challenges this season, against Manawatu and Waikato.