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A late comeback by the Canberra Vikings wasn’t enough as the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua extended their formidable home ground record, winning round six of the National Rugby Championships 40-35 at
07 Oct 2018 10:13
Unbeaten At Home
Levani Kurumudu (with ball) of the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua leaves the Canberra Vikings players in his wake on October 6, 2018 at Lautoka’s Churchill Park. Kurumudu scored one of the Drua’s six tries to win 40-35. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A late comeback by the Canberra Vikings wasn’t enough as the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua extended their formidable home ground record, winning round six of the National Rugby Championships 40-35 at Churchill Park, Lautoka, yesterday.

Drua led 33-14 at halftime scoring six tries to Vikings four. Drua head coach Senirusi Seruvakula and his Vikings counterpart Nick Scrivener were both disappointed.

Seruvakula said: “A win is a win but it was a very disappointing game for us as there were a lot of errors in the second half.We need to be smart as we cannot play open rugby for 80 minutes.”

Scrivener said: “Obviously it is a very disappointing first half from us and we allowed the Drua to do what they do best. The ball was very slippery and so was the Drua.”

The Drua play Western Force in Perth in the last round on Saturday to decide on which teams host the semifinals. Force plays Melbourne Rising today.

The top four teams so far are the Fijian Drua (23), Queensland Country (19), Western Force (18), Canberra Vikings (18).

 

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