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Jack’s Outlets Also Sell April 30 Tickets

Fiji’s leading retailer, Jack’s of Fiji has stepped forward to assist the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua in selling their April 30 match tickets against the Highlanders at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. Drua chief executive officer Brian Thorburn, confirmed yesterday that Jack’s of Fiji has joined the Drua vuvale (family).
15 Apr 2022 11:03
Jack’s Outlets Also Sell April 30 Tickets
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s veteran halfback and two-time Olympic Games gold medallist Jerry Tuwai (third from left) speaks to the team after winning the Singapore 7s tournament on April 10, 2022. Tuwai and 7s head coach Ben Gollings will be the main speakers during the hospitality function at the National Gymnasium on April 30 when the Fijian Drua take on the Highlanders. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji’s leading retailer, Jack’s of Fiji has stepped forward to assist the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua in selling their April 30 match tickets against the Highlanders at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Drua chief executive officer Brian Thorburn, confirmed yesterday that Jack’s of Fiji has joined the Drua vuvale (family).

“Jack’s of Fiji sells Bronze and Silver tickets from today in eight of their outlets as they help to make access to ticketing easier for fans,” Thorburn said.

“Their shops are in Nadi, Sigatoka, Suva, Nakasi, Nausori and Ba, Lautoka, Damodar City and MHCC Suva.

“We got 16 days or so before we play the Highlanders at the ANZ Stadium.

“We are really keen to make this available and fans can look forward to see a huge match and watch the world’s best halfback Aaron Smith from the Highlanders.

“Also an opportunity to watch the Drua team play their first Super Rugby game at home.

“The hospitality function at the National Gymnasium have got about 450 to 750 people and we are still selling hard.

“We have arranged a great line-up of speakers like Waisale Serevi, Ben Gollings and Seremaia Tuwai, Flying Fijians head coach Vern Cotter.

“Everyone is tracking along for the match, the team will be arriving on Sunday, April 24 from Melbourne we will have some of the players coming earlier than that.

“I understand that the Highlanders will arrive on Tuesday, April 25, so we have a big welcome function planned for the team.”

Thorburn added that his team were working hard in selling the tickets.

“We are listening and learning along the way, this is our only game in Fiji this year,” he said.

“Next year we will have six games so we are trying to adapt on the feedback.

“People are comparing Fiji to Australia and New Zealand, different markets have different packages.

“Our lowest child ticket prices are cheaper than the Australian lowest child ticket price.

“Our lowest adult price is cheaper than those in Australia.

“Like any responsible business we like to get revenues to meet our costs recovered.

“This match in particular have very significant costs, compared to other franchises we have to produce our own broadcast signal.”

Thorburn said in Australia it costs about $100,000 per match in Fiji those costs will be around $160,000 to $250,000 because we are importing four and a half tonnes and 18 pallets of television equipment to be able to produce an international quality signal.

“We are also bringing in the squad of 40 into the country.

“There is a whole bunch of extra costs that we would like to cover likewise we have obligation.”

Tickets are also sold at Post Fiji outlets and the Fiji Sports Council.



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