Farmlands Cup to fly into Temuka in 2021









Taking pride of place on the Canterbury Plains and home to legendary inventor and farmer Richard Pearse, it is Temuka’s time to fly into the rugby spotlight. Southern powerhouses, the Highlanders and Crusaders will descend on the small provincial town to lace up their boots for the 6th annual Farmlands Cup match in 2021.

While the date of the game is pending confirmation of Super Rugby pre-season dates, the Crusaders will enjoy the home-field advantage following a dramatic win in both the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition and 2020 Farmlands Cup match.

Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge is looking forward to the opportunity to host the Highlanders in Temuka.

"The Farmlands Cup is a great way to start our Super Rugby season. Temuka is a local community we know will have divided loyalties between the Crusaders and Highlanders, so there’ll be plenty of great support for this game, and huge motivation for our side as we look to retain the Farmlands Cup in Crusaders territory," Mr Mansbridge says.

Set in South Canterbury, 15km north of Timaru, the small township of Temuka epitomises rural New Zealand. Passionate about footy and the rural community, Temuka Transport 1967 Ltd is a proud supporter of the event.

Temuka Transport 1967 Ltd General Manager Nigel Walsh says that giving kids an opportunity to meet their heroes is a key reason behind supporting the event.

"Being between Mid-Canterbury and North Otago means that South Canterbury can miss out on these big events. We wanted to promote the game of rugby itself and give local coaches and kids the chance to shake hands with the people they look up to," Mr Walsh says.

For more information, please contact:
Nina Poletti
Communications Advisor – Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited
027 210 771