SOUTHLAND Stags players who won the Ranfurly Shield in 2009 and 2011 reunited in Invercargill last weekend to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the big win.
Players came from as far as Japan for a weekend of golf, fishing, and a catch-up with the 2019 Stags team after their game against Manawatu on Saturday night.
David Henderson, who was in the coaches’ box for both victories, said the two teams watched their games for the first time on television at the Speight’s Ale House on Friday night.
“It was a pretty tough competition back then, the teams had to play 14 other teams to secure that title.”
Henderson said it was a “big occasion” to have the teams back together after 10 years.
The Stags defended the shield for five games before they lost to Canterbury in 2010, he said.
Images from the 10th anniversary celebrations. Photos: Abbey Palmer