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Super Here On June 30

  Waisake Naholo’s Highlanders will host the Chiefs in round 17 of the 2018 Super Rugby match on June 30 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Naholo and fellow Fijian
24 Jan 2018 11:00
Super Here On June 30
From Left: Pulse Energy Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger ,Fiji Sports Council chief executive officer Litiana Loabuka, Waisake Naholo

 

Waisake Naholo’s Highlanders will host the Chiefs in round 17 of the 2018 Super Rugby match on June 30 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Naholo and fellow Fijian Tevita Nabura are in Mauger’s 2018 squad.

Yesterday, the Fiji Sports Council chief executive officer Litiana Loabuka confirmed the third Super Rugby match to be played in Fiji.

“The Pulse Energy Highlanders would be hosting the Super Rugby match against the Gallagher Chiefs in Suva on June 30,”Loabuka said.

“However, match tickets will be on sale from February 10 and prices will be set by the event organizer, Fortress Information.

“As we look forward to a fantastic Super Rugby match-up, I know fans will come down and support.

“The Gallagher Chiefs and BNZ Crusaders had a good experience and it is why they have enjoyed their time in Fiji. We are overwhelmed to have another new Super Rugby side come on board for this massive event in Suva.”

 

Mauger excited

Meanwhile, Mauger, is looking forward to playing in Fiji.

“We’re definitely excited to be bringing our home game to Suva this year,”Mauger said.

‘Being the next Super Rugby outfit to visit Fiji, we look forward to the great Fiji experience that we’ve heard so much about. We’ll see you in June Fiji.”

The Pulse Energy Highlanders 2018 squad includes eight current or former All Blacks and seven Maori All Blacks.

 

I will be there; Naholo’s Dad

Meanwhile, Waisake’s dad Aporosa was overwhelmed with the news,

“Now it’s confirmed, good news, Aporosa said from Nadroumai, Nadroga yesterday.“ Definitely I will be there. Waisake said something about it while he was here for the festive season.  It’s good to watch another Super Rugby match live at home.’

Naholo has returned to Dunedin after spending the New Year in Vanuabalavu, Lau. 2018 Super Rugby season starts on February 18.

Pulse Energy Highlanders

 

Backs: Ben Smith, Josh McKay, Tevita Li, Waisake Naholo, Tevita Nabura, Thomas Umaga Jensen, Richard Buckman, Patelesio Tomkinson, Matt Faddes, Rob Thompson, Teihorangi Walden, Lima Sopoaga, Fletcher Smith, Josh Ioane, Josh Renton, Kayne Hammington, Aaron Smith.

 

Forwards: Luke Whitelock, Liam Squire, Elliot Dixon, Shannon Frizell, Dillon Hunt, James Lentjes, Dan Pryor, Alex Ainley, Tom Franklin, Jackson Hemopo, Josh Dickson, Pari Pari Parkinson, Kalolo Tuiloma, Siate Tokolahi, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Tyrel Lomax, Aki Seiuli, Guy Millar, Ash Dixon, Greg Pleasants-Tate, Liam Coltman.

 

Edited by  Osea Bola

Feedback:  grace.narayan@fijisun.com.fj

 



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