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Naholo’s Super 50 

It will be a special occasion for Pulse Energy Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo when he runs on to the ANZ Stadium, Suva tomorrow. Not only will he playing for the
29 Jun 2018 10:55
Naholo’s Super 50 
Pulse Energy Highlanders and All Blacks star wing Waisake Naholo takes a selfie with fans after arriving at Nausori International Airport on June 28,2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua.

It will be a special occasion for Pulse Energy Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo when he runs on to the ANZ Stadium, Suva tomorrow.

Not only will he playing for the first time in Fiji as a Highlander, he would  be playing his 50th Super  Rugby match in front of his home crowd against  Gallagher Chiefs.

“This game will be quiet special to me as it will be my 50th Super Rugby match.

“And for the first time my family will be out there on Saturday to watch me play at home,” Naholo said.

“It is very overwhelming to see the level of support I had been getting from my local fans and friends here in Fiji so it has really boosted my morale before the game.”

Pulse Energy Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger is looking forward to Saturday’s match.

“This is our very first match in Fiji and it is very important to us. And firstly we are thankful for the hospitality and the level of anticipation and energy level has been very high,” Mauger said.

“And we are looking forward to finishing our preparations for the game on Saturday.

“I think there is always a chance for the side to win the match and it all depends on how well we prepare for the game and we look forward to winning the match in front of our home crowd.

“We have been doing pretty well after our June break so it’s basically all about picking up from where we left in terms of our performances.

Meanwhile, the winner for the “Highlander for the Day” promotion is 13-year old Manueli Waqanivere of Samabula, Suva.

Edited by Osea Bola

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