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Supporters bus at capacity

They’re on the ‘Go the Bush!’ bus headed to Levin tomorrow [from left]: ‘Mr and Mrs Blue’, Jeanette Wyeth, Tony Hargood, Stacey Puddy, Bruce Alderson, Gary Allan and Nara Allan. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

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A green and red wave of loyal supporters will descend on Levin Domain tomorrow for Wairarapa-Bush’s Lochore Cup final against Horowhenua-Kapiti.

Demand has been so high for places on the Wairarapa-Bush Supporters Club bus, that it is already full and people have been turned away.

Greg Alderson of the Supporters Club said one bus would be heading over with about 60 people on board.

“We had a good response from the supporters, which we thought we would have.

“It’s just another one of those things – being a final, we’re going to try and get as many people across there as possible.”

Alderson said the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union was taking a minibus over, and there would also be a van going over from East Coast Rugby Club.

Combined with people making the trek over in their own cars, he thought there was likely to be more than 100 people making the trip.

“It could be 100-plus people over there – it would be great to have more, and we don’t know how many are going in individual cars.

“Unfortunately, the bus is full, and we had to turn someone down [Thursday morning].

“We were looking at perhaps putting another one on, but at this stage it’s probably not worth it because we don’t know whether we would fill it.”

Wairarapa-Bush chief executive officer Tony Hargood said finals rugby was all about energy for the full 80 minutes, and he was backing the team to remain calm and handle the pressure.

“On behalf of the Wairarapa-Bush rugby community, I think all of us are so proud of where the team is at.

“If you never stop believing, anything can happen.”

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