The Hurricanes will once again play at FMG Stadium in Palmerston North after it was confirmed they will face the Stormers on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Hurricanes CEO James Te Puni and Manawatu Rugby CEO John Knowles confirmed the match, with the 'Canes having last played there in 2010.
"Manawatu is an important part of the Hurricanes region. It has been home for many past and present Hurricanes, with the latest edition in Cullum Gibbons who is part of the Hurricanes Wider Training Group," Te Puni told the Hurricanes official website on Friday.
"This will be a fantastic match. The Stormers were our round one opponent in 2012 and it was a tough encounter over in Cape Town. On home turf, the team will be looking forward to the re-match and I'm sure the Manawatu fans will be right behind them."