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BNZ Crusaders ready for tough clash

BNZ Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says their game tomorrow against the Gallagher Chiefs will be a crucial one for the team. He said the match will be a table crash game and the side are ready for the much-awaited competition. BLACKADDER: “It is top of the table crash and we are really excited about playing here. Winger Nemani […]

Luke Nacei

June 30, 2016 8:06 am

BNZ Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says their game tomorrow against the Gallagher Chiefs will be a crucial one for the team.

BNZ Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder. (Photosport NZ)
BNZ Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder. (Photosport NZ)

He said the match will be a table crash game and the side are ready for the much-awaited competition.

BLACKADDER: “It is top of the table crash and we are really excited about playing here.

Winger Nemani Nadolo and Jone Macilai will start for the side in their home country tomorrow.

BLACKADDER: “It great because we are home and with a great support of Fiji and having two Fijian players is great and we have had great Fijian players over the years that have played for the Crusaders.

Blackadder was overwhelmed with how they’ve been treated upon their stay here in the country.

BLACKADDER: “The treatment has been  overwhelming, I stopped about 20 times on the road to get photos and its really great. We feel at home, its just so nice and the hospitality is so wonderful. Its just nice to be here for the first time so this is going be really special for us.

He also said with the resources Fiji has it could host more international games in future.

BLACKADDER: “For logistic and resources wise there is no problem at all it’s fantastic and there is no excuse for not bringing more games here in Fiji.

Meanwhile, captain Kieran Read is excited and is looking forward the historic match tomorrow.

READ: “I am really excited about tomorrow. Its been pretty intense for the last two weeks so there is probably another big one tomorrow.

The match will be played at ANZ National Stadium, Suva, and will kick off at 7.35pm.

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