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Crusaders, Chiefs Coming Home: Vidiri

  Double international Joeli Vidiri will be part of a contingent of rugby fans who will be arriving in the country from New Zealand today. And he is urging Fijian
28 Jun 2016 11:02
Crusaders, Chiefs Coming Home: Vidiri
Joeli Vidiri with the super 12 rugby trophy in 1997

 

Double international Joeli Vidiri will be part of a contingent of rugby fans who will be arriving in the country from New Zealand today.

And he is urging Fijian rugby fans not to miss the once-in-a lifetime opportunity when the Chiefs and Crusaders make history playing the first ever Super Rugby game at the ANZ Stadium at 7.35pm on Friday.

“Our people have been waiting for this for a long, long time,”Vidiri told the New Zealand Herald.

“Lots of people in Fiji follow Super Rugby and have a team they support, so for them, this is the Crusaders and Chiefs coming home. This is an opportunity not to be missed by fans.”

Vidiri, who represented Fiji and New Zealand in 15s and 7s, scored the first try in the inaugural Super 12 Rugby for the Auckland Blues against Wellington Hurricanes on March 1, 1996 in Palmerston North.

Tickets sold fast in Fiji when they were released in April, with fans urged to buy tickets three months in advance to avoid missing out.

Around 19,000 fans are expected to pack out Suva’s ANZ Stadium – where one covered stand holds 4000 people and another 15,000 will fill up grass and concrete embankments.

Online bookings show virtually all hotel rooms in Suva have sold out on Friday night.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  oseab@fijisun.com.fj

 

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