Mitre 10 Cup The 42-year-old plumber who broke a 112-year-old record in Southland's shock Mitre 10 Cup win over Hawke's Bay

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Even four years after his last appearance for Southland, veteran hooker Jason Rutledge stood as one of the province's most revered cult heroes. Now, his stocks within the region must have grown even stronger.

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