Sheck to line up with mu­si­cians

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Toko­roa for­mer Black Fern Regina Sheck is strap­ping on the boots for an in­ter­est­ing rugby match up this week­end.

Sheck will play in a cur­tain raiser to a pre­sea­son Su­per 15 game at Man­gatain­oka on Satur­day be­tween the Hur­ri­canes and Chiefs.

Be­fore the bat­tle be­tween the two rugby fran­chises the Man­gatain­oka RFC In­vi­ta­tion XV will take on a Kiwi mu­si­cians XV.

Join­ing the mu­si­cians side, to add some rugby abil­ity, are Sheck and fel­low for­mer Black Ferns Erin Rush and Re­becca Li­uaana as well as cur­rent Black Fern Re­becca Mahoney.

Sheck, a prop ca­pa­ble of play­ing ei­ther side of the scrum, played 25 tests for the Black Ferns.

At pro­vin­cial level she rep­re­sented both Auck­land and Welling­ton.

Tui Brew­ery brand man­ager Nick Rogers says it’s a great way to kick-off a huge year of rugby for New Zealand.

‘‘Ev­ery­one knows 2011 is go­ing to be big so we’re kick­ing it off with an­other great Man­gatain­oka en­counter be­tween two giants of the game. It’s fan­tas­tic to have the Chiefs and Hur­ri­canes play here in this big year of rugby.’’

Chiefs sup­port­ers can ex­pect a big wel­come to the game with a free beer in­cluded in the gen­eral ad­mis­sion ticket price of $35 for up to one hour be­fore kick-off.

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