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Tela Tipped To Captain Drua In Brumbies Showdown

Teti Tela, could be the second Swire Shipping Fijian Drua player to captain the side.
05 Apr 2022 16:19
Tela Tipped To Captain Drua In Brumbies Showdown
Swire Shipping Fijian Drua first five eight Teti Tela delivers a pass against Waratahs at the Cbus Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia, on April 1, 2022. Photo: Fijian Drua

Teti Tela, could be the second Swire Shipping Fijian Drua player to captain the side.

He is likely to get the nod in Saturday’s Super Rugby Pa­cific clash against the Brumb­ies at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

This was after captain, Nemani Nagusa, is likely to be suspended after copping a red card in last Friday’s clash against the Waratahs.

Nagusa got his marching orders over a reckless tackle on Waratahs first five eight Tane Edmed.

He was to appear before the judiciary last night.

It is understood that stand in captain, Meli Derenalagi, is still undergoing rehab and may not recover in time for the match.

Halfback Frank Lomani is another possibility but his disappointing performance against Waratahs may see him lose out.

Lomani got a yellow card for three illegal tackles and was replaced as soon as his time on the bin was over.

Tela is expected to stay at first five eight while the elu­sive Kitione Taliga is tipped to start from the bench.

Also, loose forward Rusi­ate Nasove could start on the wing while the other spot in manned by Vinaya Habosi.

Nasove is one of the fastest players in the Drua squad.

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