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Hawkes Bay vs. Auckland Ticket Winner Announced

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Congradulations to Andrea Timmins who won two tickets to the Hawkes Bay vs. Auckland game tonight at McLean Park. We love seeing her boys sporting the black and white! Hope you have a great time. Come on, The Bay!

Hawke's Bay face bold Auckland challenge

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Auckland have their best chance in nearly seven years to lift the Ranfurly Shield when they face holders Hawke's Bay at McLean Park in Napier.

Auckland, sitting third in the Premiership, are coming off a 28-19 win over previously unbeaten Tasman on Sunday while Hawke's Bay top the second-tier Championship competition after beating Bay of Plenty 23-17 last week.

Kerry Marshall Hawke's Bay face bold Auckland challenge

Auckland have successfully challenged for the Ranfurly Shield 16 times, and have defended it 148 times compared to the Magpies' more modest five tenures and 55 defences.

Thursday's defence will be Hawke's Bay's 11th since winning the Shield off Counties Manukau in Pukekohe just over a year ago.

Get in quick for $10 Hawke's Bay Magpies tickets to watch shield match against Auckland

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Magpie Tom Stanley, far right, manages a smile after last Saturday's 23-17 escape against Bay of Plenty at McLean Park.

Photo: Clinton Llewellyn.


The Hawke's Bay Rugby Union is offering a limited number of $10 tickets to the Magpies' Ranfurly Shield match against Auckland on Thursday night.

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Hawkes Bay Magpies v. Auckland Ticket Giveaway

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Have we got another great giveaway for you! Two tickets to Thursday night's Hawkes Bay Magpies game against Auckland at McLean Park. We loved Tamati Jones' haka and now we want to see you putting on your best gameface! Comment with a photo of you and your friends and family dressed in your best Magpies gear or facepaint for a chance to enter. Like our page and this post for another chance! Entries close 6am Thursday 24 September. Check back Thursday morning to see if you won! If you're chosen you must be about to pick up the tickets by 5pm on Thursday in Napier and you agree to have your photo taken for our page and other promotional events.

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