2 Jul 2016

Sport: Fiji PM calls for more Super Rugby

10:21 am on 2 July 2016

Fiji's Prime Minister has put his hand up for the country to be given another opportunity to host a Super rugby game.

Frank Bainimarama's comments come after his country hosted the first Super rugby fixture in the Pacific last night, with the Chiefs defeating the Crusaders 23-13 at the ANZ stadium in Suva.

Mr Bainimarama expressed pride at having hosted the clash between what he called such 'impressive teams'.

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama speaking to disciplined forces in January 2016

PM Bainimarama wants another Super Rugby game in Fiji Photo: Supplied

He said Fiji was only one of eight nations to have hosted the competition and the first small island state to do so, meaning it was a major feat for the Pacific.

The Prime Minister said rugby was a major part of Fijian life and national unity and that was why they wanted to host another game of Super Rugby next year.

Mr Banimarama said Fiji had the facilities, capacity and passion to do it again.

Earlier the government said hosting the game would bring over US$9m worth of economic benefits to the country.

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