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BNZ Signs Up As New Rebel Sport Super 14 Partner

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BNZ Signs Up As New Rebel Sport Super 14 Partner

BNZ will be the new major sponsor of the five New Zealand Rebel Sport Super 14 teams.

New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) General Manager Professional Rugby Neil Sorensen welcomed BNZ as the new sponsor of the Super Rugby teams the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders at an official announcement in Auckland today.

Mr Sorensen said that with BNZ's network of stores around the country and about 5,000 staff, the new partnership offered great opportunities for promoting Rebel Sport Super 14 around New Zealand.

"We're very excited about having BNZ on board for the next three years and it's great that BNZ and all of their team are just as excited about being part of the 2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 and going forward into the Super 15," Mr Sorensen said.

BNZ replaces Ford as the front of jersey sponsor for all five teams and Mr Sorensen paid tribute to Ford's support and the car company's ongoing support for New Zealand Rugby at other levels.

The BNZ sponsorship announcement coincided with the unveiling of the five squads for the 2010 season which Mr Sorensen said was a perfect opportunity to officially welcome BNZ to our family of sponsors.

"BNZ's commitment to communities across New Zealand fits well with our vision to promote the game nationwide and across the five Rebel Sport Super 14 regions together with our Franchise partners."

Chris Bayliss, Director, Retail, at BNZ said they were proud to be able to support all five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises.

"It's the game Kiwis love, and the Rebel Sport Super 14 is a great showcase for Kiwi talent on the international stage.

"It also covers the length and breadth of the country which is important to BNZ because we've got 180 stores across New Zealand. "We're anticipating some friendly rivalry amongst staff around the country as they get in behind the game and support their local team," Mr Bayliss said.

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