Lions looking for Steely performance in silverware defence on Saturday night

The Wellington Lions after their win over the Counties Manukau Steelers in 2019, with the Jonah Lomu Memorial Trophy. PHOTO: Mike Lewis Pictures. The Wellington Lions have shown both their defensive mettle and attacking prowess in their recent two National Provincial Championship matches that rounded off their Storm Week. After beating Tasman

Ranfurly Shield Match Savers: Wellington v Hawke’s Bay 1982

The Match: Wellington v Hawke's Bay, 21 August 1982 Referee: Bob Francis (Wairarapa-Bush) Conditions: Fine and breezy. Crowd: 32,000. The Result:  Wellington 13 - Hawke's Bay 12 The Teams: Match Notes: In 1981, Wellington became the first union to do the NPC-Ranfurly Shield double in the same year. They locked both away for the summer, returning in early 1982