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Tuatahi strengthens support for Chiefs Rugby Club with expanded sponsorship

Tuatahi First Fibre is thrilled to continue sponsorship of the Gallagher Chiefs, and announce our exciting new sponsorship of the Chiefs Manawa.

Tuatahi is the official fibre broadband network of the Chiefs Rugby Club and was a major sponsor of the Gallagher Chiefs for the 2022/23 season. This partnership is set to continue and has extended to include the Chiefs Manawa.

“We are thrilled to continue as a major sponsor of the Gallagher Chiefs, and begin our sponsorship journey with the Chiefs Manawa,” says Tuatahi CEO John Hanna.

"Both the Chiefs Rugby Club and Tuatahi First Fibre are dedicated to our region, sharing similar values and a joint goal of empowering and connecting our communities. Our brands have a natural synergy, making this partnership a logical match."

The upcoming 2024/25 season will see Tuatahi taking pride of place on the front of the training and playing jerseys for the Gallagher Chiefs and on the back of the Chiefs Manawa jerseys.

The jerseys are a canvas of beautiful artistry, featuring elements like the Huia bird, kōwhaiwhai patterns representing regional waterways, and the taniwha, symbolising protection and unity. Each jersey uniquely incorporates these symbols to reflect the team's values and connection to their region and culture.

"The jersey for us isn't just a jersey,” says Gallagher Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan.

“We actually really care about the story that it tells and how we as a team can help bring those stories to life."

Read more on the official Chiefs website.