Show-and-tell at school was pretty exciting in Dunedin yesterday. And it was particularly so for Amelia Brown, as her dad brought the Ranfurly Shield to school.
When it comes to successful Ranfurly Shield challenges, Audrey Foster, a rugby-loving 76-year-old Kurow grandmother, has been twice blessed.
The spike in sales of Otago rugby supporters' apparel is expected to increase before Sunday's Ranfurly Shield defence.
Otago coaches Tony Brown and Phil Young are weighing up their options for a forced backline reshuffle for the first defence of the Ranfurly Shield on Sunday.
Hundreds of Otago rugby players have tried and failed to win the Ranfurly Shield, but the group of successful challengers includes some of the province's greats. Hayden Meikle picks out some Otago shield heroes.
"Complete jubilation'' is how Mount Aspiring College pupil and Otago rugby fanatic Josh Roberts (16) summed up his emotions since the team's historic Ranfurly Shield win last week.
Paul Grant had a pretty special night for Otago in his 49th appearance for the province.
Be afraid, Hawkes Bay. Otago's first-up Ranfurly Shield challenger will be shaking in its boots by the time it arrives in Dunedin tomorrow.
Both Otago and Hawkes Bay have experienced their share of Ranfurly Shield glory and heartache. Ahead of Sunday's big game, Hayden Meikle looks back at the shield matches between the provinces.
Otago's Ranfurly Shield-winning coach Tony Brown discusses with Paul Dwyer the key to the team's victory and looks ahead to the first defence, against Hawkes Bay in Dunedin next Sunday.
The reality of winning the Ranfurly Shield is beginning to sink in for Otago coach Tony Brown - and now the focus shifts to defending the precious trophy.
Persistence paid off for one mad Otago fan in a tutu who chased down the team's bus.
Vic Isbister was a young man working in Wellington when he saw Otago win the Ranfurly Shield at Athletic Park 56 years ago.
As far as weeks go, Liam Coltman has had a pretty good one for a rugby player.
The Otago rugby team was greeted by an emotional crowd at Dunedin airport on Saturday. More than 1000 jubilant blue and yellow-clad fans filled the airport to welcome the Ranfurly Shield.
A picture tells a thousand words, but Stephen Barnes can sum up his Ranfurly Shield memories in just six.
Otago rugby captain Paul Grant lifted high the Ranfurly Shield in Hamilton last Friday night and, at the same time, sent Otago's spirits soaring.
A large crowd of around 1000 blue and yellow-bedecked rugby fans filled the Dunedin Airport to welcome back the Otago team and the Ranfurly Shield today.
They've already held it for one summer and Taranaki are on the verge of keeping their mitts on the Ranfurly Shield for another one after they dispatched pesky rivals Manawatu 59-18 today.
Canterbury have created plenty of history over the years and today they added another entry, albeit an unwanted one with an 18-9 loss to Taranaki.