Ranfurly Shield

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Ranfurly Shield (rænˈfɜːlɪ)
 
n
(in New Zealand) the premier rugby trophy, competed for annually by provincial teams
 
[C20: named after the Earl of Ranfurly (1856--1933), 15th Governor of New Zealand (1897--1904), who presented it to the New Zealand Rugby Football Union in 1902]

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