Ranfurly Shield

/ (rænˈfɜːlɪ) /

noun

(in New Zealand) the premier rugby trophy, competed for annually by provincial teams

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Word Origin for Ranfurly Shield

C20: named after the Earl of Ranfurly (1856–1933), 15th Governor of New Zealand (1897–1904), who presented it to the New Zealand Rugby Football Union in 1902
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