Tickets for the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa are now on sale.
In a historic first, our home game against the Reds in round 15 will be played in Apia on Friday 2 June 2017, coinciding with Samoa’s 55th Independence Celebrations and Queen’s Birthday weekend here in New Zealand.
As well as being the very first Super Rugby match to be played in the island nation, it’ll also be the first major rugby match played under lights at Apia Park National Stadium.
The match kicks off at 8:35pm local time (7:35pm NZ time), with tickets starting from just NZ $22.
Blues head coach Tana Umaga said the game will be an emotional one for him and his players, but also an extremely important game in terms of the Super Rugby Championship.
“As someone with Samoa heritage, I am very proud to be part of the first Super Rugby match played in Samoa and of course a number of our team have family members living there,” said Umaga.
“We are honoured to play there, and will be a unique experience. At the same time it will be important to also perform. This will be our eighth game in a row and our final Super Rugby game before our bye and the international window.”