Super Rugby: Hurricanes vs Western Force
Friday 28 May - Kick off 7.05pm
McLean Park, Napier
Super Rugby makes its eagerly anticipated return to Hawke's Bay for the trans-Tasman competition as the Hurricanes take on Australia's Western Force at McLean Park in Napier.
Tickets are sure to be hot property as many fans will be eagerly anticipating watching the likes of Hurricanes fan favourites Julian Savea, Dane Coles and Jordie Barrett alongside Magpies squad members Devan Flanders, Isaiah Walker-Leawere, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Lolagi Visinia and Danny Toala.
The Western Force have some familiar names in their squad with former Hurricane Jeremy Thrush on their roster as well as former All Black Richard Kahui and Irish fullback Rob Kearney all playing well alongside several Australian test players Tevita Kuridrani, Tom Robertson, Sitaleki Timani and Kyle Godwin, with new Wallabies Feleti Kaitu’u and Tim Anstee and Argentinian internationals Tomás Cubelli, Tomás Lezana, Santiago Medrano and Domingo Miotti.
Come for the rugby, stay for a Hawke's Baycation
Here in Hawke's Bay, we're known as New Zealand's Food and Wine Country. Visitors can pluck figs straight from the tree or fawn over crates of rosy apples and lush summer stone fruit. They can visit urban restaurants that offer international-level dining or discover artisan producers selling cheeses, oils, truffles, chocolate, honey and spreads at one of the country’s oldest farmers’ market. Start your foodie odyssey with our lowdown on the region's unmissable food and wine experiences.
Or if getting out and about in nature is more your thing, check out the Great Outdoors Guide for inspiration on our many short walks, easy-riding cycle trails, interesting heritage trails, and stunning beaches and gardens.
If it's culture enlightenment you're after, look no further than our Art, Design and Culture Guide for top tips on discovering the delights of Art Deco, boutique Maori culture experiences, and the region's best galleries.
Finally, to rest your weary head and legs, the Accommodation Guide has options to suit every budget and accommodation style - from hotels and luxury lodges, to apartments and holiday homes.