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Gallagher Insurance is pleased to announce its partnership with the NZ Provincial Rugby Union Group, consisting of the 14 major provincial rugby unions throughout New Zealand. This is an unprecedented collaboration with the 14 provincial rugby unions who participate in the men’s Bunnings Warehouse National Provincial Championship (NPC) and the women’s Farah Palmer Cup (FPC).

Gallagher Insurance and the provincial rugby unions will join forces on various initiatives to promote and uplift the sport of rugby to all New Zealanders by creating an environment where everyone can play, watch, celebrate, and belong to this great game.

Carl O’Shea CEO of Gallagher Insurance, expressed his excitement stating, "We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey alongside New Zealand's major provincial rugby unions. At Gallagher Insurance, we recognise the profound impact of rugby in shaping communities and introducing and nurturing New Zealanders in our national game. This is our way of giving back to our local communities who have helped us build our business over the last 45 years and through this partnership, we are dedicated to empowering the provincial unions to further advance their work.”

Jay Campbell CEO of Hawkes Bay Rugby and a Spokesperson for the NZ PU Group of Rugby Unions mirrored the excitement at forming a national partnership with Gallagher Insurance.

“This new and exciting partnership with Gallagher Insurance reinforces our Provincial Rugby strategy to collaborate and aggregate a series of unique opportunities across NZ whenever it’s possible for us to do so, for the ultimate good of the game. We are grateful that Gallagher Insurance understands the unique place and value that Provincial Rugby holds in the wider NZ Rugby landscape.”

As provincial rugby prepares to embark on this exciting chapter in its rugby journey, Gallagher Insurance and the provincial rugby unions invite their fans, players, partners, stakeholders, and their communities nationwide to join them in celebrating this historic partnership and the opportunity it presents for the future of provincial rugby in NZ.

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