Crusaders-Chiefs: Christchurch readies for first home game since lockdown

Crusaders-Chiefs: Christchurch readies for first home game since lockdown

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 28/06/2020
Crusaders superfans Lynda Malloch, Jack Malloch 13 and Paula Odell will be at the first home game of the season on Sunday.[Image:]

Rugby-hungry Crusaders fans are expected to pack into Orangetheory Stadium today when the Super Rugby champions play their first home game since lockdown.

Crusaders chief executive Colin Mansbridge says he thought people were a bit worried about the weather but expected the stadium would be "close to capacity" come kick-off.

Mansbridge said the ticket sales were a sight for sore eyes, with all Super Rugby franchises left licking their wounds after a massive cut in gate takings due to lockdown.

Sevu Reece will start for the Crusaders while Pita Gus Sowakula will start for the Chiefs.

The Crusaders will play the Chiefs at 3.35pm.

Meanwhile, last night, the Blues edged the Highlanders 27-24.


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