Red-and-blacks at the double
Title win ample consolation for Mo’unga
Give Richie Mo’unga a national provincial title over the Ranfurly Shield any day of the week.
Mo’unga, whose finals record 25-point haul inspired Canterbury to their 14th national title on Saturday night, made that pretty clear after his team’s 35-13 win against Tasman in the Mitre 10 Cup final at AMI Stadium.
‘‘The Ranfurly Shield is a huge loss and a big blow in our season, but we’ve won the comp. Back-toback-to-back, that’s three in a row. I’ll take this over the Shield any day,’’ he said.
Making amends for losing the Shield against Taranaki earlier in the month was Canterbury’s prime objective, with numerous players and coaches saying winning the title was the only way they’d be able to bury the 55-43 loss.
Winning is never boring as Canterbury celebrate their ninth NPC title in 10 years.