The Blues will play the Hurricanes at Mahurangi Rugby Club on Thursday 15 February, with both teams embarking on their Super Rugby season the following week.

The match sponsored by Westie Pies, will be hosted by North Harbour Rugby Union and the Mahurangi Rugby Club. Both teams are expected to incorporate a number of All Blacks before the Super Rugby season gets underway.

It will be a key encounter for both teams, with the Hurricanes heading to South Africa after the game to prepare for their Super Rugby opener, and the Blues going to Dunedin to take on the Highlanders.

Entry to the match will be by gold coin donation to support the Mahurangi Club.

Kick-off at 4pm on Thursday 15 February, Warkworth Showgrounds. Gates open at 3pm.