Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy on the line

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The Trophy is awarded in memory of Gordon Hunter who coached both the Blues and the Highlanders before dying of cancer in 2002.

 

Since then, the trophy has been contested annually between the sides with the Highlanders holding the trophy since 2012. Originally contested every time the teams played, the trophy is now up for grabs only when the holders play at home.

 

Forsyth Barr Stadium has proven to be a fortress for the Highlanders with six straight wins over the Blues at the ground.

 

The Highlanders were the first team to lift the trophy in 2002 with a 20-13 win and have now claimed the trophy on 10 separate occasions compared to the Blues eight trophy lifts.

 

Another chapter in the history of the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy will be written this Sunday with the Highlanders desperate to retain the trophy and keep their Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa title hopes alive.

 

Grab your tickets HERE to see the Highlanders take on the Blues at 3.35pm Sunday at Forsyth Barr Stadium.