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Win Comes With Hard Work: Coach

The Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua are reminded to remain humble, despite winning all the four rounds of the Super W competition says head coach Senirusi Seruvakula. They thrashed Rebels 66-5 in Round One, beat Reds 27-12 in the second, won 45-17 against Western Force and ended Waratahs’ winning streak with a 19 points difference.
07 Apr 2022 13:57
Win Comes With Hard Work: Coach
Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua players in Australia on April 6, 2022. Photo: FRU Media

The Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua are reminded to remain humble, despite winning all the four rounds of the Super W competition says head coach Senirusi Seruvakula.

They thrashed Rebels 66-5 in Round One, beat Reds 27-12 in the second, won 45-17 against Western Force and ended Waratahs’ winning streak with a 19 points difference.

The Drua women now lead the Super W table with 20 points after defeating Waratahs 29-10 at Cbus Stadium last Friday.

“The work rate they bring into the team is amazing. We trust them and build them up to have confidence to do anything on the field,” Seruvakula said.

“And that’s what we have been doing ever since we arrived here.

“The message is keep on working hard, reflect on our games, cut down on the mistakes and be humble at all times – not to be big headed that we have been winning games.”

The Fijiana Drua will face Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium at 7:15pm on Saturday.

“This week is a very important one; we want to top the table. We have to do the process first during the week so that they can focus on the game on Saturday.

“We’re not going to treat Brumbies lightly, we just going to play like we have been playing week in and week out. Stick to our game pattern and have the confidence in what we have been doing – powerful offloads and be supportive on the field, maintain discipline.

“We want to win and the win comes with hard work. That’s the focus this week.

“It’s come to a situation that the selection is very hard. So they keep putting their hands up, it’s a big learning for these women, and it’s a blessing to be in this competition, thanks to Rugby Australia.

“And while we are in it, we have to know what the purpose of our being here is; that’s what the girls are showing.

“No one is guaranteed going to the World Cup, this is the ground level where we need to select and look at the girls’ weaknesses and strengths so when it comes to World Cup we need to select the right people for the first Fijiana team.

After the Super W final, the Fijian Drua will play two test matches against the Wallaroos and Japan on May 6 and 13 respectively.

“There is a lot of expectation for the girls who will march in for the two tests, so they have to prove themselves. There is no guarantee that you are playing Super W for the Queensland Reds, Brumbies or Western Force that you will make the cut to the test match.

“These girls have been proving themselves and the bond is so tight. They respect each other and listen to what we have been telling them.

“Then everything just work according to plan.”



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