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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Canterbury in the 2010 ITM Cup

In this year's ITM Cup (New Zealand's premier rugby championship), Canterbury Rugby fans witnessed a dynasty in a making after the red-and-black machine dominated the competition. Heck, it is already a dynasty after winning the last three championships (2008-2010) and topping the points table for the last two years. The three-peat (three championships in a row) and of course, the Ranfurly Shield are the perfect gifts to the earthquake-affected Canterbury residents.

Although, most people in New Zealand were pre-occupied with the British Commonwealths' celebration of Guy Fawkes Night (in honour of the only man to ever enter the British Westminster Parliament with honest intention), it did not stop Canterbury's 33-13 finals victory over Waikato and capturing their 8th national provincial title.


2010 Canterbury squad:

Props
  • Rodney Ah You
  • Peter Borlase
  • Wyatt Crockett
  • Owen Franks
  • Andrew Olorenshaw

Hookers
  • Corey Flynn
  • Steve Fualau
  • Paul Ngauamo

Locks
  • Luke Romano
  • Isaac Ross
  • Brad Thorn
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Rob Verbakel

Loose Forwards
  • Nasi Manu
  • Richie McCaw(c)
  • Brendon O'Connor
  • Ash Parker
  • Kieran Read
  • Matt Todd
  • George Whitelock

Half Backs
  • Andy Ellis
  • Matt George
  • Willie Heinz
  • Takerei Norton

Fly Halfs
  • Stephen Brett
  • Dan Carter
  • Colin Slade

Centres
  • Ryan Crotty
  • Robbie Flynn
  • Robert Fruean
  • Adam Whitelock
  • Sonny Bill Williams

Wings
  • Patrick Osborne
  • Tu Umaga-Marshall
  • Telusa Veainu

Full Backs
  • Sean Maitland
  • Sam Monaghan

Head Coach: Rob Penney


2010 ITM Cup Fixtures:
  • vs. Hawke's Bay, 23-23 (July 30)
  • vs. Manawatu, 27-26 (August 5)
  • vs. North Harbour, 44-22 (August 13)
  • vs. Tasman, 25-27 (August 21)
  • vs. Auckland, 35-16 (August 28)
  • vs. Bay of Plenty, 28-9 (September 3)
  • vs. Northland, 27-23 (September 11)
  • vs. Taranaki, 20-31 (September 18)
  • vs. Wellington, 37-30 (September 25)
  • vs. Otago, 35-20 (October 2)
  • vs. Southland, 26-16 (October 9)*
  • vs. Counties Manukau, 39-21 (October 16)**
  • vs. Waikato, 6-26 (October 22)


Semi-Final:
  • vs. Wellington, 57-41 (October 30)

Final:
  • vs. Waikato, 33-13 (November 5)

Win-Loss Record: 11 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses
[*] Ranfurly Shield challenge
[**] Ranfurly Shield defence
[Bold] Canterbury victory

Canterbury celebrating their third straight title

Canterbury Honours:
  • 1977 National Provincial Championship (NPC) Division 1 champions
  • 1983 NPC Division 1 champions
  • 1997 NPC Division 1 champions
  • 2001 NPC Division 1 champions
  • 2004 NPC Division 1 champions
  • 2008 Air New Zealand Cup champions
  • 2009 Air New Zealand Cup champions
  • 2010 ITM Cup champions
  • Ranfurly Shield holder (1927-28, 1931-34, 1935, 1950, 1953-56, 1969-71, 1972-73, 1982-85, 1994-95, 2000-03, 2004-06, 2007, 2009, 2010-present)

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