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Pre-Season Game at Mangatainoka Almost Sold Out


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Tuesday, 5 February 2013


Pre-Season Game at Mangatainoka Almost Sold Out

Tickets for next weekend’s Super Rugby pre-season game between the Hurricanes and Chiefs have almost sold out.

The game organised by Tui Brewery and to be played at the Mangatainoka RFC on Saturday February 16th, has less than 300 general admission tickets available. All 1700 VIP and corporate tickets have been sold says Tui Brewery commercial manager Nick Rogers, who has championed the grass roots rugby match for four years in a row.

“This year’s game is looking to be another sell out,” says Mr Rogers. “That is what’s so beautiful about this festive event – it’s true heartland rugby and reflects the level of support for our national game in provincial New Zealand and how much people enjoy being part of such an entertaining event.”

Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie says his team is excited about returning to Mangatainoka after having first played there in 2011, when the Hurricanes clinched a narrow 35-31 victory.

"The Chiefs really enjoy getting out into the provincial area's to play rugby. Many of our boys come from smaller towns, so they know how much the locals appreciate it when Super Rugby teams play in places like Mangatainoka,” he says.

In true No 8 wire style, Tui Brewery is bringing the big game to the small town for the fourth year in a row after securing two of Super Rugby’s most passionate franchises. Like previous preseason games at Mangatainoka, the February 16th game is expected to go down in grass roots rugby folklore. It will again be played on Neil Symonds' farm and see the community rally together to host a predicted 8,000 visitors. There will be enough temporary seating to accommodate all ticket-holders; pre and post game entertainment as well as an array of guest speakers while passionate fans are expected to turn out in their regional colours. General admission tickets are still available.

Tui has teamed up with key match day supporters to make the day possible including: Cable Price, HireQuip, MoreFM, PGG Wrightsons, Norwood Farm Machinery, Sharpes Stockfeeds, PrintCraft and Wairarapa News.

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Timeline for February 16th, 2013

12.30pm Gates Open
1.00pm Tui Invitation XV Vs Mangatainoka RFC Invitation XV
3.00pm Hurricanes Vs Chiefs
5.00pm Close For GA
5.45pm After-Match Speeches And Band (At Mangatainoka Tent Village For VIP's)
6.45pm Mangatainoka Tent Village Closes For VIP's

Tickets are available from Tui HQ, PGG Wrightson stores in the lower North Island, the Palmerston North i-SITE or via www.tui.co.nz
Price: General Admission $55

Transport: Tranzit Tours are providing buses to the game. Visit www.tranzittours.co.nz or 0800 471 227

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