Suva to host Crusaders-Chiefs Super showdown

Super Rugby
by AAP

Fiji will host a Super Rugby match for the fourth successive season when Kiwi heavy-hitters the Chiefs and Crusaders square off in June next year.

The Chiefs will "host" the round 16 match in Suva on June 1, bringing the teams together there for a third time.

The first such fixture was won 23-13 by the Chiefs in 2016 before the Crusaders prevailed 31-24 the following season.

The Chiefs were fan favourites in Fiji this year. Photo: Getty ImagesThis year, the Chiefs beat the Highlanders at a sold-out ANZ Stadium, which is becoming a familiar and popular venue, according to Chiefs chief executive Mike Collins.

"The Fijian people have been great supporters of the Super Rugby matches we have played in Suva, and Fiji has added a lot to rugby in New Zealand over the years, so we're really pleased to be able to take another game there," Collins said.