UnderCurrent is happy to report that Dick Smith (and their friends at Toshiba) appears to be having fun on the eve of the inaugural Auckland Nines, if their Twitter is to be believed:

In what appears to be a classic retailer/supplier co-sponsorship, in the traditional of the Harvey Norman/Fujifilm State of Origin or the Bing Lee/Sony Sydney FC, Dick Smith has roped along Toshiba has a partner in this venture:


Turkish home appliance brand Beko is also listed as a sponsor of the two-day tournament, which kicks off tomorrow at Eden Park in Auckland, though the brand has done little promotion around this sponsorship in Australia.

UnderCurrent also hopes that whoever booked out the $45,000 (ex GST) Chairman’s Lounge corporate box has a good time.