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  We are here to impress and beat Chiefs in Suva: Ben Smith Pulse Energy Highlanders are not only here to impress the people of Fiji but also looking to
29 Jun 2018 10:00
Super Suva Special
The Pulse Highlanders team arriving at the Nausori International Airport on June 28,2018.. Photo: Simione Haravanua.

 

We are here to impress and beat Chiefs in Suva: Ben Smith

Pulse Energy Highlanders are not only here to impress the people of Fiji but also looking to secure their place in the 2018 Super Rugby playoffs.

Captain Benjamin Smith said being in the home of Waisake Naholo and Tevita Nabura has been special for the team.

Smith added the team is aware of the tough game on Saturday and the transition from being part of the All Blacks team to the Highlanders has been smooth.

“Being herein the home of Nabura and Naholo this makes it pretty special for our team to be here,” Smith said.

“We know it is going to be a tough ask on Saturday night and we are really excited about the challenge.

“Last week we were all teammates in the All Blacks squad and this week are back to beating each other up so the transition was pretty easy.

“It is good to be back with the team. Knowing when you play Chiefs they are a team made for each other and I think it is going to be physical game.”

Smith added Damien McKenzie would one player that they will be eying during the game.

“Chiefs play good rugby. Damien Mackenzie will be someone that we will have to watch out for and keep an eye on defensively, not just him but the Chiefs in general,” Smith added.

“We have only a couple of games left in Super Rugby, the pressure now is going forward in this competition.

“It is a massive game for our season, but we want to put on a good performance for the Fijian people but also push forward in this competition.”

The game will kick off at 7.35pm tomorrow at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Edited by Osea Bola

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