Auckland scaffolding firm Upright Access Systems have signed on as naming rights sponsors for the upcoming Mann Cup, which will be contested by Auckland and the Tonga New Zealand Residents.
The match on Saturday, June 2, will see a Tongan side return to Mount Smart Stadium for the first time since Mate Ma’a Tonga’s stunning charge at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, while the Auckland Maori U20 and Toa Samoa Invitational U20 will play a curtain-raiser to the main game.
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Upright Access Systems director Mick Curran, who was the first man ever to captain a Tongan national side when he did so at the 1986 Pacific Cup, said his own history in the game meant it was an easy decision to get involved.
“This event is a great idea and we are really looking forward to being involved in it,” Curran said.
“When the opportunity came up, it was always something we were going to be interested in.
“It will be great to see the Auckland representative team back in action against a Tongan side.”
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