Blues star players travel to Samoa to promote Super Rugby Match
Super Rugby star players from the Auckland Blues will visit Samoa in the beginning of next week, on a promotional tour to assist in boosting the Super Rugby Championship match between the Blues and the Reds that will be hosted by Samoa in June.
Blues and star All Blacks players of Samoan descent, Jerome Kaino and Patrick Tuipulotu are due to arrive in the country immediately after the Easter Holidays, accompanied by some crew members of Sky Sports and Blues management.
Samoa will be celebrating its 55th year of independence by making sporting history when it hosts this first Investec Super Rugby Championship match on 2nd June 2017. The match between the Auckland Blues vs Queensland Reds will be played under lights at the Apia Park Stadium, with the Government backing the fixture, and indicating that it hopes to secure more Super Rugby matches in Samoa in the future.
The Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi said that Samoa is honoured to host such an event.
“This is a positive step for Samoa, as it will attract some great tourism and overseas activity, and its great to see such support behind this match.” Said Tuilaepa.
In 2015, Samoa hosted the All Blacks when it played Manu Samoa. The historic event was hugely successful and showcased Samoa’s ability to host international events at the highest level.
Samoa has placed great effort in building sports tourism, notably with sporting facilities which have been designed to attract international sporting events. Many of these were either built or improved upon for the 2007 South Pacific Games.