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Nadroga Players Call For Support

With the Fiji Airways Drua maiden home match set for today, the Nadroga  players have called on their community to come out and support the team at Lawaqa Park. Centre
16 Sep 2017 11:58
Nadroga Players Call For Support
Fiji Airways Drua's Eroni Vasiteri during training at the Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

With the Fiji Airways Drua maiden home match set for today, the Nadroga  players have called on their community to come out and support the team at Lawaqa Park.

Centre Eroni Vasiteri said, “We’re so excited to be playing in front of our home crowd and we just hope they come out in their thousands, not just to watch some great Fijian rugby, but to show the Australia Rugby Union and World Rugby that Fiji fans support their teams.”

Last Saturday’s win over Melbourne Rising, the Drua fielded four Nadroga players in the starting line-up and Peceli Nacebe was the star of the game, scoring two tries on top of his first the previous week.

This afternoon six Nadroga players of Necebe, Ratunaisa Navuma, Apete Daveta, Vasiteri, Ifereimi Tovilevu, and Apisalome Waqatabu are playing.

“It’s going to be awesome running out in front of a home crowd, and I’m sure we’ll put on a special show of running Fijian rugby. The team has trained really well this week, and we’re confident of scoring plenty of tries,” Nacebe said.

Vasiteri and several other Nadroga players have come together to record a special video calling on Nadroga rugby supporters to come to the game. The video, recorded in both English and the Nadroga dialect has been aired on social media and has been provided to TV networks and radio to get the message across that the players want their support.

“This is our first match at home and a vocal and local crowd will really spur the team on. I know FRU has priced the tickets very affordably, so we’re calling on everyone that supports Nadroga Rugby to come and support the Drua,” Vasiteri said.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said “We’ve also arranged four curtain raisers one of which is the Fire versus Wardens and the other three between Nadroga school teams and visiting teams from Australia, so it will be a Nadroga day, as much as a Drua day.”

He added “We’re lucky to have been invited to the NRC, and we want to show ARU and World Rugby representatives who’ll be at the ground that the Drua can draw good crowds and command local support.”

Ticket prices are $5 for embankment and $10 for the grandstand with kids Under-12 allowed in for free. And school children wearing uniform are also allowed in for free.

Curtain raisers will kick-off at 9.20am with the main game at 3pm. The match will be aired on Sky Pacific, but not on free to air television.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate, from FRU and Fiji Sports Council offices, or online at www.ticketdirect.com

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