Request for final Super Rugby host

FIJI National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey has hinted that a request was in the pipeline to have one last Super Rugby match here at home.

With the end of the four-year tenure with the Gallagher Chiefs hosting home games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Mazey said there could be chances of hosting one last game.

“A request came through to see if we could host one more game,” Mazey said.

“That is being considered as it came through a long time after we had done the budget preparation.”

Mazey said with one left before the proposed World Rugby Nations Championship there is room to host one last match.

“But that will be up to Government.”

Meanwhile, BNZ Crusaders wing Sevu Reece is leading the race for his second Rookie of the Year award.

He has leapfrogged Tom Robinson at the top of the Rookie of the Year leaderboard after a dominant display in Christchurch on Saturday.

Reece scored a hat-trick of tries as the Crusaders thumped the Rebels 66-nil.

He scooped the Crusaders Rookie of the Year award at the annual award function of the defending champions last week.

The Fijian born has now scored thirteen tries in 11 appearances in his first season while also leading Super Rugby statistics with 34 clean breaks, the most by any player in the 2019 season.

He leads the Rookie of the Year points tally with 19 points while Blues Tom Robinson is second with 17 points.

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