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Ranfurly Shield

/rænˈfɜːlɪ/
noun
1.
(in New Zealand) the premier rugby trophy, competed for annually by provincial teams
Word Origin
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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