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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    A sombre start to week one Super Rugby preparations for the Chiefs

    A sombre start to week one Super Rugby preparations for the Chiefs


    The side were training at their Ruakura base when news filtered through of basketball legend Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash in California.

    Assistant coach Tabai Matson says at first they've been left stunned by the news.



    The Chiefs are preparing to play the Blues at Eden Park in Friday night's Super Rugby opener.

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    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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