Monday, September 25, 2006

Go Harbour!

On Sunday, North Harbour beat Canterbury 21 to 17 in the Air New Zealand Cup domestic rugby competition. In so doing, they took the Ranfurly Shield for the first time in their 21-year history. The Log of Wood, as it’s also known, is a highly sought-after trophy in the domestic rugby competition. Canterbury had held the shield for two years.

Harbour has one more match left before the semi-finals, and that’s in Hamilton on Sunday against Waikato. That means that they won’t have to defend the Shield until next year.

North Shore City, which is home to the North Harbour team, is often forgotten by people in the rest of New Zealand, including even those in greater Auckland. It’s good for the city and its roughly 200,000 people to have something to cheer about, and to make the rest of the country take some notice. Good on ya, Harbour!

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