Crusaders and Highlanders pre-season tickets on sale now!

Getty Images and James Mortimer     27 Dec 2013     Getty Images

The game, which will be held at Motueka's Sportspark, is expected to be a sell-out and tickets to the covered stand are already close to sold.

With Waitangi Day being the day before the game, it is hoped that supporters from all over the Crusaders region will make a long weekend of it.

Tickets are selling for as little as $15 and are available through TicketDirect on 0800 224 224.

They are also for sale online at, from Nelson School of Music, Theatre Royal, Nelson i-Site, New World Nelson, Richmond Mall, or Hampden Hotel Murchison.