July 20, 2023

Chiefs Country Centurion Cup returns to Te Awamutu

The Chiefs Rugby Club welcome the return of the Centurion Cup which will see Chiefs Country Provincial Unions Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, Taranaki and Waikato play a quadrangular one-day tournament in Te Awamutu this Saturday.

The tournament will be bolstered with emerging talent from across the region that is expected to excite spectators with competitive, high-level rugby. Several current All Blacks and Gallagher Chiefs players will also represent their provinces during the tournament.

The Centurion Cup will offer Provincial Unions a chance to trial combinations and accrue game time ahead of the Bunnings NPC competition that kicks off on Friday 4 August.

Chiefs Rugby Club General Manager Performance Wayne Maher said: “The series is a great player development initiative that will continue to foster the Chiefs Rugby Clubs' critical relationship with its Provincial Unions.

“Player identification and the development of talent with our Provincial Union partners is critical to the long-term success of the Gallagher Chiefs. The Centurion Cup is an important initiative that provides a great platform for up-and-coming players to get exposure to representative rugby and playing for their province.”

The Centurion Cup series was created in honour of the Gallagher Chiefs centurions: Liam Messam, Hika Elliot, Tanerau Latimer, Stephen Donald, Sam Cane, Brodie Retallick, Aaron Cruden, Brad Weber, Damian McKenzie and Anton Lienert-Brown.

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Chiefs Country Centurion Cup returns to Te Awamutu