January 18, 2021

Gallagher Chiefs to Blues and Hurricanes in game of three halves

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Upper Hutt’s Maidstone Park will play host to the Gallagher Chiefs only pre-season fixture against the Hurricanes and the Blues on Saturday 13 February.

It is the first time the venue has held a Super Rugby fixture, let alone a game of three halves – in which the three squads will all get to play each other for forty minutes.

Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy, says the fixture will not only draw fans locally but from the Wairarapa as well.

“Upper Hutt is excited to host some of New Zealand’s biggest rugby stars. We’ll be coming along to show our support at our fortress, ‘The Stone’ (Maidstone Park).”
Hurricanes CEO, Avan Lee, says that excitement is mutual.

“It’s awesome to be able to put this game on for the people of Upper Hutt. The council, mayor and Upper Hutt Rams Rugby Football Club have been fantastic to deal with and we cannot wait for the 13th to roll around.”

Maidstone Park is Upper Hutt’s most central park, sitting within proximity to the local train station and other public transportation.

Guppy says not only is it easy to get to, but it’s also a really lovely place to watch sport on a Saturday afternoon – especially in summer.

“At a grassroots level, this is where rugby begins, it’s a great opportunity to bring a showcase of the very best to our city.”

The fixture will take place three weeks before the Gallagher Chiefs first Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa fixture on Friday, 5 March. That weekend, the Gallagher Chiefs play the Highlanders from 7:05pm at FMG Waikato Stadium.

Tickets for the game of three halves are on sale now via ticketek.co.nz with adult admissions costing $12 and kids just $6.

Gallagher Chiefs to Blues and Hurricanes in game of three halves