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Drua To Continue Last Week’s Momentum

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua hooker Mesulame Dolokoto is hoping the side will put on an improved show tomorrow against the Western Force at Leichardt Oval, in Sydney. Head of the Drua Athletics performance, Nacani Cawanibuka, has reminded the players of simple acts that will boost their performance.
18 Mar 2022 11:00
Drua To Continue Last Week’s Momentum
Swire Shipping Fijian Drua players (from left): captain Nemani Nagusa, Tevita Ikanivere, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta and Sorovakatini Tuifagalele during a team training session on March 15, 2022. Photo: Fijian Drua.

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua hooker Mesulame Dolokoto is hoping the side will put on an improved show tomorrow against the Western Force at Leichardt Oval, in Sydney.

This was after the Drua went down 33-28 against Queensland Reds last Saturday.

With a strong finish in last week’s game, Dolokoto indicated the strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches have been working hard behind the scenes on their finish.

Games areas such as the lineout and scrums have also improved.

“We’re pretty glad with our performance last week, proud of the effort, we played the fully 80 minutes – the boys were really pumped with the full 80 minutes,” Dolokoto said.

“I’m pretty sure we will come up to the Western Force pretty pumped,” he said.

“Lineout last week was massive improvement for us.

“We have been practicing it the past few weeks. At the start it did not go as planned, but I am really happy we came off better last week and looking forward to another this week.”

The former Glasgow Warriors forward added the pre-season was also of great advantage for the side.

“Normally we tend to fall off but the S&C staff will push for us to finish our training and finish our games, we’re glad that the result has been showing on the field.

“I think the boys are focused this week, coming up against Manasa (Mataele) – he has been doing really well but I guess it is about trusting our system and trusting each other that we will do the job against the Force this week (tomorrow).”

Head of the Drua Athletics performance, Nacani Cawanibuka, has reminded the players of simple acts that will boost their performance.

“Mr Naca always reminds us of simple things like sleeping early, minimum usage of phones before bed and drinking a lot of water- we often take these things lightly but we have seen the advantages.

Meanwhile, locks Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta also looks forward to a good game tomorrow.

“I’m excited for this weekend, it is going to be a good game, tough team and preparations have been good.

“I am really honoured to be in the first Fijian Super Rugby team. The boys have been so welcoming at camp.”

The Fijian Drua will play at 3:35pm after the Fijiana Drua game at 1pm. Both matches will be live on FBC Sports, Mai TV and Sky Pacific.



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