Magpies taking on Otago for Shield

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ITM Cup rugby at McLean Park, Napier. Photo / Paul Taylor
ITM Cup rugby at McLean Park, Napier. Photo / Paul Taylor

The Magpies challenge for the coveted Ranfurly Shield for the fourth time in two years on Sunday, when they head down to take on holders Otago in Dunedin.

Last year they lost both of their challenges, to Taranaki and Waikato respectively, and haven't held the most revered rugby trophy in New Zealand rugby since their 21-game tenure came to an end in 1968.

Long-time supporters, Tui have teamed up with the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union to offer Magpies fans to enjoy the game right here in Hawke's Bay this Sunday.

In all Magpies-sponsored bars, Tui will be shouting all of those wearing the Magpies kit, their first handle of Tui.

The following bars are all included as part of this promotion: Gin Trap, Thirsty Whale, Station Bar, Sideline Bar, Duke Of Gloucester, the Puketapu, Elbow Room, the Hastings RSA, the Corn Exchange, Turks Bar, Sawyers Arms in Tikokino, Patangata Tavern and The Duke Of Edinburgh.

For all those looking to send their support to the team for Sundays challenge, email admin@hbrugby.co.nz or fax 06 835 4630 and the messages will be sent onto the squad.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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