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Crusaders Eye Fiji Venue

The Crusaders have indicated their plan to host their home Super Rugby at the ANZ Stadium in Suva next year. The New Zealand Herald yesterday reported that Crusaders plans to
28 Nov 2014 14:10
Crusaders Eye Fiji Venue

The Crusaders have indicated their plan to host their home Super Rugby at the ANZ Stadium in Suva next year.

The New Zealand Herald yesterday reported that Crusaders plans to bring their Super 15 match against the Hurricanes in Fiji.

In 2011, the Crusaders played the Sharks at Twickenham because AAMI Stadium was damaged in the February 22 earthquake.

With AAMI Stadium being used for the FIFA U20 World Cup in late May and June next year, the Crusaders were forced to look for an alternative. They considered Nelson and Timaru but when a sponsor offered to back the game if it was shifted to Fiji.

Chief executive Hamish Riach would not comment about the idea and also confirmed that the venue had not been confirmed.

If the game in Fiji is approved, the Crusaders will play their last four pool games away in Sydney, Fiji, Auckland and Canberra.

Fiji National Sports Commission Peter Mazey was pleased to learn about the Crusaders possible plans.

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