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ANALYSIS:Good Start, More To Work On

Good start for the Fiji Airways Drua team in the first round of the Australia National Rugby Championship. Losing by nine points in the 36-45 defeat to the strong Brisbane
03 Sep 2017 11:30
ANALYSIS:Good Start, More To Work On
Fiji Airways flanker Vasikali Mudu breaks away from Brisbane City defenders on September 2,2017. Photo: Vilimoni Baleilevuka

Good start for the Fiji Airways Drua team in the first round of the Australia National Rugby Championship.

Losing by nine points in the 36-45 defeat to the strong Brisbane City is a good indicator as they prepare for their next match against Melbourne Rising this Saturday.

Here is how we rate our players:

 Fiji Airways Drua centre Eroni Vasiteri fends off Brisbane City’s Quade Copper on September 2,2017 at Ballymore Stadium. Photo: Vilimoni Baleilevuka

Fiji Airways Drua centre Eroni Vasiteri fends off Brisbane City’s Quade Copper on September 2,2017 at Ballymore Stadium. Photo: Vilimoni Baleilevuka

  1. Joeli Veitayaki – Played well on defence but was unable to lift work rate upfront – 3.5
  2. Samu Suguturaga- Causing a lot of turnovers for misfiring in his throws in the lineouts- 3
  3. Kalivati Tawake- Strong upfront but weak in the breakdown and was sin-binned- 3
  4. Peni Naulago- Failed to fire, flat performance- 2.5
  5. Apisai Tauyavuca- Good in defence but failed to click in the lineouts-3

6 Vasikali Mudu- Always hungry to win turnovers but sin-binned-4.5

  1. Mosese Voka- Good speed and strength making line breaks, scored Fiji’s third try- 6
  2. Sakiusa Nadruku- Worked overtime, good ball carrying ability and matched the experienced Brisbane City pack- 7
  3. Frank Lomani- Played a good attacking game and confident throughout- 6.5
  4. Kini Douglas- Need to control play under pressure and worked on his defence, good vision- 5
  5. Apete Daveta- Played well in defence but failed in finishing- 3
  6. Eroni Vasiteri- Firm and had a strong determination in midfield making line break and setting up Fiji’s second try- 7
  7. John Stewart- Led by example, good defensive and aggressive game- 6.5
  8. Aporosa Tabulawaki- Played well in defence but failed in finishing area- 4
  9. Peceli Nacebe- Devastating in attack scoring two tries- 7.5
  10. Ratunaisa Nauma- Good impact replacing Suguturaga, aggressive in the breakdown- 5.5
  11. Eroni Mawi- Showed determination in defence played well in the scrum- 5.5
  12. Samu Saqiwa- Good speed and ruthless in defence- 5
  13. Mosese Ducivaki- Played well, linking up on attack- 4.5
  14. Peni Raidre- Good pace and played well- 4
  15. Seru Cavuilati- Displayed good pace, great finisher scoring Fiji’s fifth try- 3.5
  16. Eroni Sau- Had the speed, ability, vision scoring Fiji’s fourth try- 5. Edited by Osea Bola

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