Some of the readers of this blog will click immediately to the significance of 1957.
Yes, that’s right! 1957 was the last time Otago held the Ranfurly Shield.
After our 6-0 win against Canturbury during the Super 14 we couldn’t match the Cantab’s on Saturday night, in what was our second attempt this season.
In the last 52 years we have had 21 attempts and I can remember at least 2 years where we fortunate to get 2 bites at the cherry.
Anyway, what I found quite interesting which helps illustrate how long it has been was the following:
- 1957 was the year of New Zealand’s last execution!
- John Lennon and Paul McCartney met and 3 years later the Beatles were formed!
52 years is a long time…