We had a visitors today from the Thames Valley Rugby Union who told us all about the history of the Ranfurly Shield and allowed us to get up close and personal with the shield too. Thames Valley’s ‘home’ Ranfurly Shield challenge is now only days away with Waikato’s first defence of the famous ‘Log o Wood’ in 2016 taking place at the Paeroa Domain on Queen’s Birthday Monday 6th June. Kick off is at 2.30 p.m. The curtain raiser is a Thames valley Under 19’s selection taking on a Corinthians Under 19 selection at 12.45pm. Check out photos and a few videos here of our students with the shield.