Hur­ri­canes’ early Master­ton game

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Tick­ets to Jan­uary’s Su­per Rugby pre­sea­son game be­tween the Hur­ri­canes and Cru­saders have gone on sale.

The Tui- spon­sored game will be played on Satur­day, Jan­uary 31, at Eke­tahuna Rugby Club, north of Master­ton.

The club cel­e­brated its 125th an­niver­sary this year and pres­i­dent Den­nis Dougherty said there had al­ready been a pos­i­tive re­sponse from the com­mu­nity once the Su­per game was locked in.

The Hur­ri­canes’ new re­cruit and full­back, Ja­son Wood­ward, can’t wait to have one of his first hitouts of the 2015 sea­son at Eke­tahuna.

The 24- year-old, who has had two years play­ing with the Mel­bourne Rebels, said play­ing in heart­land New Zealand was quite spe­cial.

‘‘I am re­ally ex­cited to get out and play rugby in the smaller towns, be­cause the com­mu­nity support and at­mos­phere is just awe­some,’’ he said.

Jan­uary’s match is the fifth such pre­sea­son game in the area, with three be­ing played on a field next to the Tui brew­ery and last year’s tak­ing place at Memo­rial Park in Master­ton.

Tick­ets cost $40 each or $130 for the cor­po­rate area.

Go to hur­ri­canes.co.nz or tui.co.nz for in­for­ma­tion.

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