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Super Rugby Needs Drua, Says Coach

Former All Blacks first five eight and now Highlanders head coach Tony Brown said the Super Rugby competition needs the excitement the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua brings.
02 May 2022 13:30
Super Rugby Needs Drua, Says Coach
Aaron Smith (left) and Tony Brown. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Former All Blacks first five eight and now Highland­ers head coach Tony Brown said the Super Rugby competition needs the excitement the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua brings.

He made the comment after their 27-24 win at the ANZ Stadi­um, last Saturday.

Speaking to SUNports, Brown said the Drua deserve to play in the Super Rugby.

“The future looks bright for the Drua team, it’s awesome and ex­citing,” Brown who also celebrat­ed his 100th match as the High­landers coach said.

“Super Rugby needs the Fijian Drua and they are going to grow as a team to get better and better.

“They will be playing like that for 80 minutes in the next 12 to 18 months.

“The way they played in the first half is just too good, as a coach and player you just can’t stop that kind of rugby.

“It is exciting to watch these young players play even though coaching against it. You just got to admire and enjoy the type of rugby they play.”

Brown added that his proud to be part of the historic match last Saturday.

“I’ve played here before, the ex­citement in the game of rugby is huge in Fiji so I love coming here and be of an occasion like this.

“I’m honoured and proud on how the Fijian Drua played. We had to hang in the game to get the win in the end.”

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