MRU confirms commitment to Mitre 10 Cup
on Thursday, 21 May 2020. Posted in Turbos News
The Manawatū Rugby Union has reaffirmed its commitment to fielding a Mitre 10 Cup team in 2020.
Some media speculation on Wednesday drew assumptions on the financial position of the union and its ability to field a team in the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup.
While the Manawatū Rugby Union is facing a challenging financial outlook, chief executive Shannon Paku said they remained committed to fielding its two flagship teams.
“Yes, like many other businesses in New Zealand, we are navigating an unprecedented financial landscape and depend on the generosity of our business community to deliver all rugby in the Manawatū. But I want to reinforce that the MRU are committed to the Mitre 10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup this year,” he said
“We are excited about the prospect of getting rugby back up and running in the Manawatū starting with the community game which will lead nicely into the Cyclones’ and Turbos’ seasons.”
Manawatū Rugby Union Chairman Tim Myers said: “The Board remain focussed on supporting the management team in their delivery of another great club rugby season. We also look forward to once again supporting the Turbos and Cyclones as our two flagship teams represent our province with pride. The 2020 Mitre 10 Cup has the potential to be the most exciting domestic competition staged in the professional era”.