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Drua Light Up Mackay

Drua Light Up Mackay
Fiji Airways Fijian Drua lock Albert Tuisue is being interviewed by the media at the BB Print Stadium Mackay in Queensland, Australia on September 14, 2018. Photo: Mackay Regional Council
September 15
10:00 2018

In a solemn ceremony the Mayor of Mackay Greg Wil­liams welcomed the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua side yes­terday.

And he also wished them well in today’s Australia’s National Rugby Championship clash against Queensland Country at the BB Print Stadium MacKay.

Mayor Williams said the region was excited to be hosting again a top-flight rugby union game featuring two unbeaten teams in the NRC.

“Last year the stadium hosted an international rugby sevens series featuring Australia and Japan and it is fantastic that we again have secured a prestig­ious rugby union spectacle for our region,’’ he said.

“The NRC match between Queensland Country and the Fijian Drua will be streamed live by Fox Sports, ensuring our region will receive wonderful exposure.

“The council helped secure this NRC match with funding support from its Invest Mackay Events Attraction programme.”

He presented gift baskets to Drua’s representatives of Albert Tuisue, Frank Lomani and head coach Senirusi Seruvakula.

Tuisue was later interviewed by the local media about today’s game.

QRU’s general manager of pro­fessional rugby Sam Cordingley said: “Part of our NRC strategy is taking games to regional ar­eas and clubs in an effort to en­gage with the grassroots rugby community.”

The match kicks-off at 3pm(Fiji time) and is shown live on Sky Pacific.

Edited by Anasilini Natoga

Feedback: nikolau.ravai@fijisun.com.fj

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