PBRFU Ranfurly Shield

In July 2008 we ran the marketing, media management, publicity and corporate hosting for the Ranfurly Shield challenge between Auckland and Poverty Bay.
More than 5000 people attended the game and we hosted more than 700 in the hospitality tents altogether. The event was a major logistical exercise with one marquee holding 420 people and eight smaller marquees holding a total of 250 extra people.

"I would like to congratulate the Poverty Bay Rugby Union and their support staff for the organisation and presentation of the Ranfurly Shield fixture with Auckland this year. I was fortunate enough to be a guest on the day and was impressed with the professional manner in which the day came together. Poverty Bay has always been renowned for its hospitality but on this occasion it was taken to another level."

John Hart

"Hosting a Ranfurly Shield match against Auckland with in excess of 5000 people including 750 hospitality guests requires a high standard of organisation and co-ordination. Express PR provided this to Poverty Bay Rugby in bundles to make the occasion a memorable one for our community.”
Neil Alton
CEO PBRFU