Waikato 19 (Mikkelson try; Renata 4 pen, con)
Otago 26 (Parker, Ioane try; 4 pen, 2 con)
79 mins: Waikato 19 Otago 26
The Blue & Golds have won the Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 1957.
It’s been back on the right side of the Waitaki since then, when Southland won it.
But in spite of many heart-stopping close encounters, and some very good teams, including many All Blacks amongst whom was current coach Tony Brown, it’s taken Otago 56 years to win back the log of wood.