'Hold the zoo quiet': Reds looking to bury Highlanders on way to the play-offs

A visit to the Highlanders’ zoo stands between the Queensland Reds and a Tremendous Rugby Pacific finals berth.


However the Reds have a zookeeper of their midst in ahead Sef Fa’agase, who’s drawing on his time at the Dunedin membership in 2019 forward of Friday’s essential match.

The Reds (23 factors) are seventh, simply 4 factors or one win forward of the ninth-placed Highlanders getting into the penultimate spherical.

After this weekend, Brad Thorn’s males head to Fiji to face the Tenth-placed Drua (17 factors) and may need wins in each video games to characteristic in the finals in the coach’s final marketing campaign.

Fa’agase isn’t looking any additional than Dunedin although, the place the well-travelled campaigner performed at provincial and Tremendous Rugby degree in 2019.

Forsyth Barr Stadium has a roof and a boisterous dwelling part dubbed the ‘Zoo’, powered by college college students.

“It was an important expertise; I learnt rather a lot about how the Kiwis suppose and the way they need to play their footy,” Fa’agase stated of his New Zealand stint.


“It’s fairly vocal; i don’t suppose a lot of the boys have skilled something prefer it.

“It’ll be a brand new expertise and a enjoyable one too. Hopefully we are able to hold the zoo quiet.”

“Simply be ready to run. It’s a quick deck, the parts don’t play an excessive amount of into the sport.”

The Reds had been humbled by a Blues staff resting 5 All Blacks final week, crashing them again to earth after a historic defeat of the Chiefs every week earlier.

“We’ll want to deal with it like a closing,” Fa’agase stated.

“They actually need a win and so can we.”

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