Robin Brooke appeals for crowd support
April 4, 2000
The Auckland Blues are looking forward to a big game on Saturday against the Stormers, and pleading for a big crowd to match.
"Great crowd support is awesome," said captain Robin Brooke, "and at a home game that can be really powerful."
"We have three home games in a row now and we need to keep up the momentum that we've created through the last two wins. Our fans are a key part of that energy, so I'd like to think that people will come down and watch some great rugby over the next few weekends."
Brooke, who was impressed by the crowd and atmosphere at Wellington's Westpac Trust Stadium last Friday, is confident that Aucklanders can live up to his expectations. "People say that there are no passionate Auckland fans, but the people we met at the Blues Open Day on Sunday knock that theory stone dead," he said.
"We know our fans are proud of us and we aim to live up to their expectation while they have a chance to see us at home. We hope they'll be there to lend their support."
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