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Fans to play big role in 2014 Wellington 7s event

Rodney Duthie In Wellington, Nz
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

THE Tin Cake is bracing itself for an invasion of fans dressed in quirky and funny clothing during the Wellington 7s tournament this weekend. Organisers also expect a handful of Fijian supporters to be present.

Sevens general manager Marty Donoghue said they were encouraging people to look at creative ways to represent their countries.

"In Wellington as soon as you land at the airport you know you're in sevens country," Donoghue said.

"The whole city dresses up for it, wherever you go everyone's talking about it, the whole city gets behind it and it's truly a sevens capital.

"We've improved our rugby zone so there's a bigger amount of people going to watch the rugby. We've got the great big dress up for the capital.

"Overall we've improved the fan engagement. There will be lots of good acts and entertainment and more importantly we've just nominated our first ambassador Jonah Lomu."

With the home team taking on Fiji first-up in a mouth-watering clash, tickets have been selling like hot cakes with about 1700 passes up for grabs as of yesterday.

"It's the usual Fiji-NZ clash and everyone will be off their seats trying to watch that game.

"Fijians in Wellington really get behind us (organisers) and we know we have a big Fiji crowd coming over to watch the games."





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