Canterbury's 13-month custody of the Ranfurly Shield is over, falling 55-43 to an unrelenting Taranaki in Christchurch.
Ahead 31-7 before the half-hour mark, the Cantabrians appeared all but certain to retain the Shield since reclaiming it in September 2016.
Yet the Bulls blitzed their vaunted rivals in the second stanza, running in four tries and dominating with a precise, up-tempo game.
Rural Exchange's Hamish McKay and Richard Loe chat to Newshub's Chris Forster.
Sports wrap thanks to AFFCO New Zealand, Kiwi to the Bone.