Posted at 22:55 on 14 November, 2012 UTC
The Newcastle Falcons midfielder Tane Tui’polotu says midweek matches between Northern Hemisphere clubs and touring international sides benefits everyone.
The Falcons beat Tonga 24-13 on Wednesday while Fiji were pipped 31-29 against another English side, Gloucester.
Tui’polotu didn’t play in the match against his birth country but says it was a great occasion.
“A lot of the will never come across these games. Especially teams like the Leicester’s who are getting to play teams like the Maori’s and, a few years back when South Africa were touring, Leicester got to play the Springboks so it’s a great occasion for the game. You do see some of the talent come through from these club levels and It’s such a great occasion for fans to come and watch the spectacle of some of the talents of these international teams.”
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