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The Hurricanes return to FMG Stadium this year after last playing in the city in 2011. That night, the Hurricanes beat the Force 34-28.
“It is fantastic we can work with the Manawatu Rugby Football Union and Arena Manawatu to bring such an exciting match up to Palmerston North. The Stormers are a top side, and after last year’s 11,000 people at our Taranaki fixture, we expect a big crowd at FMG Stadium to back the Canes,” said Hurricanes CEO James Te Puni.
Te Puni confirmed the team will be staying in the region for three days. “The team will be in the local community from Wednesday with activities being planned to meet Hurricanes fans in the region,” explained Te Puni.
Manawatu Rugby Union CEO, John Knowles is excited that an opportunity to host the Hurricanes v Stormers match in Palmerston North has come to fruition.
“We don’t get many opportunities to have a match of this magnitude played on our home soil. It is an excellent opportunity for the Manawatu public to experience such a game, played by two fine teams, who will battle it out to the finish. We are also delighted that the Hurricanes will be staying in town for a few days, and this will be an excellent opportunity for the school children to meet their favourite players in the flesh,” he said.
Tickets are available from TicketDirect – www.ticketdirect.co.nz or 0800 224 224