February 15, 2023

DHL Super Rugby Pacific to return to Taranaki

The Gallagher Chiefs will make a much-anticipated return to Taranaki for round 12 of the DHL Super Rugby Pacific competition which kicks off next week.

The Gallagher Chiefs will take on the Queensland Reds at New Plymouth’s Yarrow Stadium on Friday 12 May.

Chiefs Rugby Club CEO Simon Graafhuis said the club is excited to return to Taranaki, which boasts six local players in the current Gallagher Chiefs squad, and thanked the New Plymouth District Council for their support in making the match a reality.

“It is always great to take a home game to one of our Provincial Unions. Like all our Provincial Unions, the last couple of years have been a challenge for Taranaki with the impacts of Covid, and additionally, they did not have use of the stadium while earthquake-proofing of the stands was completed.

“Yarrow Stadium has always been an iconic venue, so we're looking forward to seeing what the redevelopment has delivered. If the Gallagher Chiefs can get the sort of support that the Taranaki team receive, then the Queensland Reds will face a challenging time.”

New Plymouth District Council is pleased to attract the Gallagher Chiefs back to Taranaki.

“It’s an exciting time being able to bring large events back to Yarrow Stadium and it will be great for Taranaki to be a part of the first of many major events in the venue,” says Teresa Turner, Group Manager – Community and Customer Services.

“The venue can currently seat more than 12,000 people and it will be awesome to see the stands filled with local supporters and visitors looking to be a part of a vibrant sporting atmosphere in our Sustainable Lifestyle Capital.”

It will be a case of déjà vu with the Gallagher Chiefs and the Queensland Reds clashing in the last fixture at the stadium back in 2017, when the Chiefs won 47-17.

Tickets for the Gallagher Chiefs vs Queensland Reds game goes on sale Monday 20 February through Ticketek including General Admission, Covered Seating, Uncovered Seating and Family Zone.

Match day bought to you by New Plymouth Event Venues.

More information regarding game day will be provided closer to the event. Keep up to date with information via Hello NP Facebook and New Plymouth Event Venues website.

DHL Super Rugby Pacific to return to Taranaki
DHL Super Rugby Pacific to return to Taranaki