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McKenzie's back

Peni Komaisavai
Friday, May 19, 2017

CHIEF'S fullback Damian McKenzie hopes to put on a good game against the Crusaders at the ANZ Stadium today.

The 22-year-old will be a player to watch out for.

He played a vital role in the Chief's 23-13 victory over the Crusaders at the same venue last year.

His performance won the hearts of many fans in Fiji and this was evident during the team's visit to the Children's Ward of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

"It's been good, it's always cool to put smiles on some kids' faces, the boys love being here in Fiji and hopefully we play some great rugby tomorrow," McKenzie said.

Last year, the 22-year-old mesmerised spectators when he blitzed past the Crusaders defence to create a try for Chief's halfback Brad Weber.

On the same note former New Zealand sevens team and Chief's enforcer Liam Messam said they are thankful for all the support shown by the people of Fiji.

"We are really grateful to be here and we are looking forward to tomorrow's game as well here in Fiji. I know you guys are rugby mad so hopefully we put on a good show for all of you," Messam said.

Head coach Dave Rennie said they were fortunate to have a huge depth in their squad.

He earlier stated they have players that could repel the Crusaders out-wide strike powers like Seta Tamanivalu, George Bridge and David Havili.

"We have players like James Lowe, Tim Nanai-Williams who are exceptional players and we got some really good out-wide strike power too," Rennie said

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