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What They Say About The Fijiana Drua

The Rooster Chicken, Fijiana Drua, finished the Super W round robin competition on an unbeaten note. They have booked their spot in the Super W grand final set for April 23 at the AAMI Park in Melbourne.
15 Apr 2022 11:37
What They Say About The Fijiana Drua
Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua No.8 Sereima Leweniqila on the run against Brumbies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, on April 9, 2022. Photo: FRU Media

The Rooster Chicken, Fijiana Drua, finished the Super W round robin competition on an unbeaten note.

They have booked their spot in the Super W grand final set for April 23 at the AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Last night, the NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds played in their semifinal clash to determine who will meet the Fijians in the final.

However, the Senirusi Seruvaku­la-coached side have turned heads and won praises in Australia with their breathtaking performances.

Here are some comments made by Super W captains and even one from the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua head coach Mick Bryne.

“We tried offloads, which is not our game. We’ve just got to play the platform. We just let them into the game and they capitalized on our mistakes.

“And credit to them – they’re good at it. They make points of every turnover.”

(Waratahs captain Grace Hamilton after the Fijiana Drua ended their 20-match winning run with a 29-10 drubbing)

“The girls played as best as they could for the whole game. It was gruelling out there.”

(Brumbies captain and No.8 Rebecca Smyth after their 17-7 loss)

“It boosted the boys’ confidence, go­ing into our games when we see our compatriots out there doing well against the opposition, especially when they are the same side that we are about to play. Also the way the Fijiana Drua played and the tries they scored was exciting to watch.”

(Swire Shipping Fijian Drua head coach Mick Byrne on the Fijiana’s per­formance in the Super W competition)

“What can I say I’ve never played 80 minutes of (rugby) sevens before. They played fast-paced, up-tempo footy; I thought if we could hold them up for the first 15 minutes, but they kept coming. But we didn’t give up, even though we were gassed.”

(Rebels captain Mel Kawa after their 66-5 thrashing in their Super W open­er against the Fijiana Drua

“You give them an extra posses­sion and they kill you. We left a few points out there in the first half and couldn’t execute when we got that territory. They’re a quality team and they showed that today … we’ve got to be a lot more clinical.”

(Reds captain Shannon Parry after going down 27-12 to the Fijana Drua at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia).



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