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A change of kit for three Mitre 10 Cup teams this season is thanks to a Hawke’s Bay farmer.

Tim Morris, the former coach of Te Aute College and Havelock High School first XVs, sold his Sherenden farm 11 years ago and moved to Sydney so son David could realise his potential as a swimmer.

David Morris switched to rugby and was selected for the Australian national schoolboy team.

After facing a haka he decided to return to New Zealand, but his father didn’t return to farming thanks to David losing his headgear.

“Online Canterbury headgear was $146 and I thought, this is wrong,” Tim Morris said.

Photo: Paladin Sports’ Tim Morris was at Sunday’s Magpies game, one of four Mitre 10 Cup teams he supplies. He is pictured with 5-year old Magpies supporter Harry Daly. Photo/Paul Taylor

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