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What Happened On Induction Day? Byrne Tells

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua play­ers reported to their induction day at the Drua home base in Nadi yester­day.
13 Oct 2022 15:14
What Happened On Induction Day? Byrne Tells
Teti Tela at the Nadi home base.

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua play­ers reported to their induction day at the Drua home base in Nadi yester­day.

Drua head coach Mick Byrne said induc­tion day is very important for the franchise.

“It’s just the day where we will get in and introduce the concept of the place to the players,” he said.

“We’ll just talk around the facilities and each department will talk about their area so I’ll talk a little bit about our rugby pro­gramme.

“The strength and conditioning guys obvi­ously got a lot to talk about, which is great.

“They will have a chat about what their programmes are going to look like.

“The medics will have a chat about what’s expected from them and those sorts of things.”

On Thursday (today) the team will start with some physical testing, including gym and field and likewise on Friday and then next week.

“We’ll start in the mornings and in the gym here and then we’ll head down to Prince Charles and do some rugby in the afternoon.

“The rugby at the moment is fairly low key, basically skills and a few drills. Nothing too intense and nothing too heavy.

“We want to really spend some time in the building capacity. Building their levels of fit­ness, building their strength.

“Then we’ll get into the capability side of the use of that strength and fitness in rugby as the pre-season unfolds later in November and December.”

Special Administrator Nadi and Sigatoka Lawrence Kumar said this is a major boost for the town.

“We are proud to have this set-up here and the Nadi Town Council is providing all in its support to the Fijian Drua,” he said.

The Super Rugby Pacific season kicks off on February 24 and the Fijian Drua faces Moana Pasifika in the opening round.

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