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August 22
11:58 2017

The wet Suva weather failed to deter the Fijian Drua rugby side as they continued with their training at Bidesi Park yesterday.

The Senirusi Seruvakula coached-side are preparing to make their debut in the Australia Rugby Un­ion’s National Rugby Champion­ship (NRC) .

They take on Brisbane City on Saturday, September 2, in their NRC opener at Ballymore Stadium.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Seruvakula said he wants non-capped players in the extended squad to meet the much-needed re­quirements in order to play in the NRC.

“There are 17 players in the ex­tended squad that haven’t played for the Fijian Warriors so that was whole reason why they played against Tonga A last Friday,” he said.

“Also, there are six more players that need to make their cap since this is one of the criterias set be­fore they go on tour. I’m aware that there will be a lot of expectation from other clubs who also might want to take these players so that is why we want to keep our own players.”

Seruvakula said once they make their cap these players become eli­gible to play against A teams like Tonga A and Samoa A as this is normally happens during the Pa­cific Rugby Challenge (PRC).

“But the boys had a good training session despite the wet weather as we worked on the clarity of their skills and game pattern. Earlier on today the side went through some medical reviews and we also ana­lysed our last game against Tonga A.

“There were some niggling in­juries in the side and hopefully it gets fixed before our next game. I’m expecting a productive training session with the team this week and by Friday I will name the 26 players that will travel to Brisbane next Wednesday,” he added.

SPONSORSHIP

The Fijian Drua’s campaign for the NRC has been further boosted with Paradise Beverages and Fiji Rugby Union to announce their sponsorship details in Walu Bay, Suva tomorrow.

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