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Unbeaten Fijiana Drua On Track

Congratulations, to our Rooster Chicken Fiji­ana Drua for making the Super W grand final in their debut year. But what makes it special for the Senirusi Seru­vakula-coached side is that they have remained un­beaten. That’s an incredible run.
11 Apr 2022 11:17
Unbeaten Fijiana Drua On Track
Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua prop Joma Rubuti scores one of their three tries from a forward move against Brumbies in their Super W clash at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The Drua won 17-7 to book their spot in the Super W grand final, which is to be played on April 23 at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia. REPORTS ON PAGES 8 AND 36. Photo: FRU Media

Congratulations, to our Rooster Chicken Fiji­ana Drua for making the Super W grand final in their debut year.

But what makes it special for the Senirusi Seru­vakula-coached side is that they have remained un­beaten. That’s an incredible run.

They beat Rebels 66-5, Reds 27-12, Force 45-17, Brumbies 17-7 and ended defending Super W cham­pions Waratahs 20-match winning run 29-10.

The success of our Fijiana Drua is in addition to Fi­jiana 7s team’s bronze medal triumph at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This is a big boost to our ANZ Marama Champion­ship, which is now starting to attract crowds during its weekly Friday games.

The Fiji Rugby Union should be commended for negotiating Drua’s participation in the Australian competition.

Now, the focus is on the Super W grand final which is speculated to take place at AAMI Park in Mel­bourne on April 23. This will be the curtainraiser to the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua and Blues show­down.

For our Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua, they have stamped their mark with their free flowing running rugby and their slick passing and offloads which were on full display against the Brumbies on Satur­day night.

The Canberra-based Brumbies adopted delaying tactics and illegal off the ball tactics, which earned them three yellow cards. They were fortunate they escaped a red card.

The foul tactics were aimed at frustrating our wom­en.

However, the Bitila Tawake-captained side rose to the occasion and never fell to such dirty tactics.

They were composed and changed their tactics.

The Fijiana Drua kept the ball close to their for­wards and the first two of their three tries at Sun­corp Stadium were the result of well-executed for­ward drives and the third came after a lineout. The side unveiled another weapon in their armoury.

Now, the focus is on the grand final when they will play the winner of the semifinal clash between the Reds and Waratahs.

They are on a roll and they look unstoppable. They have come a long way and overcome what seemed like insurmountable odds embarking on a campaign in a foreign country. They deserve our continued support and prayers. Go Fijiana Drua go



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