Flying Fijians brace for Maori All Blacks
May 15, 2019 5:08 am
Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive John O’Connor says they are looking forward to hosting the Maori All Blacks on the 13th of July at ANZ Stadium in Suva.
A week later the Flying Fijians will meet the Maori All Blacks at Rotorua International Stadium.
O’Connor says the game in Suva will be an ideal opportunity for fans to come in numbers and witness not only the Flying Fijians but also a powerful Maori All Blacks side before the national side leaves for the world cup in Japan.
He adds the preparations are on track and no doubt the Maori All Blacks visit will be a memorable one for the team itself and the local fans.
New Zealand Rugby Board Chairperson Dr Farah Palmer says the two-match series is a great opportunity for both Maori and Fijian rugby fans to celebrate their identities and great rugby.
Maori All Blacks Head Coach Clayton McMillan says Fiji’s historical win against France during their end of year tour was impressive.
Meanwhile, a Fijian Under-20 and a New Zealand Maori Under-20 side will be the curtain raiser.