Crusaders happy to play here

Meri Paul (right) takes a selfie with Crusaders player Sevu Reece during their arrival at Nausori Airport . Picture: RAMA

FORMER All Blacks and BNZ Crusaders coach Scott Robinson said that it was always special to play in Fiji as the Crusaders were greeted by a huge crowd of supporters when they arrived at Nausori International Airport yesterday.

“It’s a real special place really,” Robinson said.

“It is a more rugby capital of the world in regards to the manner of players Fiji produces on the international stage with the quality of players coming out of the small nation. Robinson said coming down to the final year of playing in Fiji they had been honoured and were excited to be here.

“We just want to connect with the people and the community play good football and be the proud Crusaders that we always are”. Crusaders captain and All Black Sam Whitelock also echoed the same sentiments.

“It is awesome to be here,” Whitelock said. “And a lot of our boys are excited to come home.

“It is great that we have come in early it gives us time to adapt and get us ready for the task ahead. Whitelock said the players were preparing well and were looking forward to entertaining the vocal crowd again this weekend at the ANZ Stadium.”

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