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Chiefs: All Set For Suva Clash

“I came in early yesterday morn­ing and will be flying back tomor­row and it has been pretty much a day and half on planning with the team here on the ground,” she said.
27 Mar 2019 15:38
Chiefs: All Set For Suva Clash
From left; Fiji Sports Council chief executive officer Litiana Loabuka and Gallagher Chiefs Rugby Club match operations manager, Cathy Newman at the Fiji Sports Council boardroom, Suva on March 26, 2019. Photo: Grace Narayan

Gallagher Chiefs Rugby Club Match operations manager, Cathy Newman is pleased with the how the logistic prepara­tions for the Super Rugby clash against Crusaders at the ANZ Sta­dium, Suva on June 1.

Speaking during a press conference at the Fiji Sports Council boardroom yesterday, Newman said it’s nice to be back home in the Chief’s country.

“I came in early yesterday morn­ing and will be flying back tomor­row and it has been pretty much a day and half on planning with the team here on the ground,” she said.

“And it’s really special to be back in the fourth year of super rugby in Suva. Fiji has come quite a long way with the rugby delivery which is re­ally cool.

“The Gallagher Chiefs are really pleased to be back and host the game here. We thank Fiji for this wonder­ful experience and we hope to make another exciting one this year.

“I must acknowledge the amazing support and partnership of the Fiji Sports Council, the Fijian Govern­ment and Fortress New Zealand Limited with the event delivery.

“It has been fantastic and without them we won’t be able to have this super rugby match.

“So, we now look forward to the Gallagher Chiefs team arrival at the end of May.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Sports Coun­cil chief executive officer Litiana Loabuka confirmed ticket sales have been impressive since the festive season last year.

“We were impressed with how the crowd have been coming in numbers to purchase the tickets and we hope this continues to avoid last minute rush or disappointments.

“And we encourage the public to continue buy tickets from our of­fice and direct on our websites,” she added.

After a slow start, the Chiefs have bounced back to hold Hurricanes 23-23 and last Sunday thrashed top South Africa side Bulls 56-20 in Pre­toria.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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