The McCarthy's Transport Ruapehu juggernaut continues to roll on, with just a few signs of chinks in the armour after their 34-27 victory over Dave Hoskin Carriers Marist today.

Regaining the Grand Hotel Challenge Shield at Rochfort Park, the seven point winning margin was quite deceptive, as the home side dominated the better part of the territory, were superior in the lineout, kicked well in general play and exercised far better control around the ruck.

Out-scoring Marist six tries to three, Ruapehu weaknesses included just a handful of errors in front of the tryline, while the normally solid discipline went