Setareki Tamanivalu and Waisake Naholo scored two tries each for Taranaki as they beat Manawatu 46‑25 last night to keep the Ranfurly Shield until 2018.
The result also guarantees Taranaki a home semi‑final in the Mitre10 Cup premiership division with a five-point lead over second placed Canterbury.
Manasa Mataele and Pita Gus Sowakula also played for Taranaki.
The shield holders scored four tries in the first half to lead 27‑6 at half‑time.
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