22 Jul 2010

World titles for New Zealand shearers

10:19 am on 22 July 2010

New Zealand has won three of the six titles at the 14th Golden Shears World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Wales.

The triumph included the dramatic machine shearing win by Hawke's Bay's Cam Ferguson over favourite, teammate and shearing icon David Fagan, who was runner-up.

The pair also won the teams title, and the woolhandling teams title to Taihape schoolteacher Sheree Alabaster and Te Awamutu mum Keryn Herbert.

Alabaster was second in the individual final.

New Zealand completed podium finishes with blades shearers Brian Thomson and Allen Gemmell third in their teams event won, and Thomson repeating the result in the individual blades final.