The 50th anniversary of the end of one of Hawke's Bay rugby's greatest eras passed almost unmentioned a fortnight ago.

But it will be remembered on Saturday as former Magpies return to the scene of the crime – the day Canterbury came to McLean Park in Napier for the 22nd challenge since Hawke's Bay had won the Shield in a 6-0 win over Waikato in Hamilton three years and three days earlier, on September 24, 1966.

The visitors' 18-11 win wasn't the sort of crime you'd report to the police, but while the fans may have struggled to let go,

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