Mon 19 Apr 2021 | 02:54

Highlanders probe fans' stadium fall

Highlanders probe fans' stadium fall
Mon 19 Apr 2021 | 02:54
Highlanders probe fans' stadium fall
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The Highlanders have launched an inquiry after multiple fans were injured in a fall at their home stadium in Dunedin last Friday during their Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Blues.

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Video posted online showed several fans at Forsyth Barr stadium falling about a metre from a temporary stand after its front barrier collapsed as they cheered a second-half try by Highlanders winger Jona Nareki.

Three people were taken to Dunedin Hospital with minor injuries after the incident, New Zealand media reported on Monday.

Highlanders Chief Executive Roger Clark told New Zealand media the Super Rugby side would investigate the incident.

Stadium operator Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) said it was treating the incident seriously.

“The safety of our patrons and fans is No 1. The Highlanders know that as much as we do,” DVML Chief Executive Terry Davies told the Otago Daily Times newspaper.

The Highlanders won the game 35-29.

  • Additional reporting by Reuters

 

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