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PM Confirms Super 3-Year Deal

Fiji will welcome back the Gallagher Chiefs and BNZ Crusaders for a Super Rugby re-match on May 19, 2017 at ANZ Stadium in Suva. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama  who is
05 Nov 2016 14:05
PM Confirms Super 3-Year Deal
Nemani Nadolo .Photo: AFP

Fiji will welcome back the Gallagher Chiefs and BNZ Crusaders for a Super Rugby re-match on May 19, 2017 at ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama  who is also the president of the Fiji Rugby Union made the confirmation yesterday as part of a new three-year agreement to host Super Rugby matches in Fiji.

Under the terms of the agreement, Fiji will host one match annually for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Rugby seasons, subject to certain approvals obtained each year.

Fijian citizens will also be offered discounted tickets to attend all matches played in Fiji.

The long-term agreement was secured following the success of the Investec Super Rugby Match hosted in Fiji in July 2016 that was broadcasted in 14 countries and reached an estimated television audience of over two million.

Bainimarama  welcomed the new agreement as an exciting development for sport in Fiji and an excellent opportunity to showcase Fiji as a world-class tourism and sporting destination.

“At last year’s match, we showed that Fiji is more than capable of hosting high-calibre sporting events, and we are very pleased to continue our partnership with Super Rugby to host these matches over the next three years. Fijian rugby fans are the most enthusiastic in the world, and I know they will share my excitement in welcoming the Chiefs and Crusaders back to our shores,” he said.

Fortress Information Systems Limited (‘Fortress’), is the promoter of the match and works with a number of Super Rugby teams in New Zealand. Fortress, a company incorporated in New Zealand, is a premier event services and ticketing software development company which provides business solution to venues across the region for a wide range of concerts and sporting events.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce a long-term partnership with the Government of Fiji to bring Super Rugby back to Fiji for the next three years,” said Matthew Davey, CEO of Fortress.

“The support from the Fijian rugby fans in 2016 was nothing short of incredible and we are looking forward to more great rugby from 2017 onwards!”

– DEPTFO

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  oseab@fijisun.com.fj



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