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Highlanders launch inquiry after barrier collapses, fans injured during Dunedin match | 1 NEWS

The Highlanders have launched an investigation after an incident in the stands at Friday’s Super Rugby Aotearoa match in Dunedin saw multiple fans taken to the hospital with injuries.

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Three people were hospitalised after the incident at the Highlanders v Blues Super Rugby Aotearoa match.
Source: SKY

Several Highlanders fans were taken to Dunedin Hospital from the match against the Blues after the barrier at a promotional KFC stand gave way, resulting in some fans falling over a metre to land on Forsyth Barr Stadium’s concrete below.

The incident happened just after Jona Nareki’s second half try in the 35-29 win and saw three fans suffer minor injuries.

Highlanders CEO Roger Clark said in a statement the club would be launching an inquiry into the incident to determine the facts and ensure it didn’t happen again.

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