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2014 Investec Super Rugby central - all you need to know

James Mortimer     09 Dec 2013    

For the Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes, it is the time of year where they reacquaint themselves with pre-season training.

The activities, from running up forest tracks, smashing personal bests in the gym or taking part in team building exercises, are hardly close friends of the players who are already putting together the platform that will hopefully drive them to Investec Super Rugby glory.

There have certainly been some smashed and shattered bodies around the New Zealand Super Rugby franchise headquarters.

The five teams have their membership deals active, both for existing tickets holders and the general public:

THE BLUES 

THE CHIEFS 

THE HURRICANES

THE CRUSADERS 

THE HIGHLANDERS 

The preparations have ramped up in the last week thanks to the efforts of the teams and our great sponsor adidas, with giant jerseys prominently displayed across the nation's major stadiums.

The new look jerseys, unveiled in late October, are on sale now. 

They are available for fans at the official All Blacks shop.

The Chiefs proudly displayed their jersey from Hamilton’s Fairfield Bridge, the Hurricanes had theirs based at Hikitia Wharf in Wellington harbour, the Crusaders displayed theirs via AMI Stadium, while the Blues proudly hung from North Harbour Stadium.

The Highlanders, due to unforeseen circumstances, will display their jersey in the near future (we'll keep you posted).

To celebrate the upcoming season, adidas rugby ran a special competition, prompting fans to take a 'selfie' to win a free jersey.

Justin (Crusaders), Vicky (Hurricanes), Johnathon (Blues), Tania's whanau (Chiefs) and Paula (Highlanders) were the lucky winners, unveiled by TVNZ earlier today.

Allblacks.com will be presenting detailed previews for each franchise in the coming weeks, while further news, such as confirmation of pre-season matches, will be confirmed shortly.

For all your latest Investec Super Rugby news, check out the official site. 

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