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The North Otago town is the latest in the region to host the famous log o' wood, won by Otago 23-19 from Waikato, in Hamilton, in October.
Otago is scheduled to defend the shield in two pre-season challenges before the Mitre 10 Cup, against 2018 Meads Cup winner Thames Valley and North Otago.
The public can also view the shield at Whitestone Cheese in Torridge St today.