2018 Mitre 10 Cup draw announced
The Manawatu Turbos will again challenge Taranaki for the Ranfurly Shield in round two of the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup.
New Zealand Rugby released the draw this morning with Manawatu making the trek to Yarrow Stadium on 24th August to have their second attempt to wrestle the Log o’ Wood off Taranaki in as many years.
The Turbos are at home for the opening game of the competition against Waikato on Saturday 18th August before taking on Taranaki. It’s a favourable home draw for Manawatu with other matches against Otago, Tasman, Wellington and Southland.
The Turbos face some stern tests when they travel for their away fixtures with clashes against Canterbury at AMI Park in Christchurch, Northland in Whangarei, Bay of Plenty in Rotorua and the old foe, Hawke’s Bay at McLean Park.
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