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Super Rugby match hailed a success

July 1, 2016 8:01 pm

It was an evening which will be remembered by tens of thousands of Fijians for many years to come.

The historic Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders at the ANZ Stadium in Suva last night may have been the first of its kind but from the way things wrapped up, chances are high that it is not going to be the last.

The Chiefs won 23-13 on a rainy and windy night.

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Crusaders Coach, Todd Blackadder was disappointed with the loss but says it was an amazing atmosphere to play in Fiji.

“Well done to Fiji and their crowd. It was amazing really. It was fantastic. Nice to be part of a great occasion.”

Chiefs Hooker, Hika Elliot, who played his 100th test for the Chiefs was pleased with the win and amazed at the reception he got from the fans.

“The people here in Fiji have been wonderful. They have really accepted us as their home team and the atmosphere out there was pretty crazy and for a guy who has played 100 games, that was a pretty cool experience.”

Both teams departed the country today but the rugby fans in Fiji will now wait and hope to host another match next season.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, while hosting both teams at the after match function told everyone that we want Super Rugby again and we will make it our business to bring it back to Fiji.

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