Wanganui Toyota Development XV are set for a home and away series with Horowhenua-Kapiti Development to retain their RDO Shield after blowing by Wairarapa-Bush Development 50-19 at Cooks Gardens on Saturday.

In the curtain raiser to the Heartland Championship match, Wanganui had a reinforced lineup and were scoring at a point-a-minute in the first quarter – their opening try coming in 40 seconds – with both sides favouring spreading the ball and looking vulnerable on outside back defence.

The home side's execution was the better, as standout second-five Te Kepa Grindlay and athletic lock Jack Hodges both scored the first

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