4 months ago

Match Reports

Heaps of endeavour but no reward in Canberra

The Fijian Drua lost to the Brumbies 42-3 in Canberra on Saturday night in Round 2 of their inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season.

We tried to prepare ourselves for the week and respect the ball and play but we were stuck between wanting to play and respecting the ball

Head Coach

Mick Byrne

He continued: "The Brumbies are a great team but giving away 10 in their own 22 is not the way and we will go back to base and prepare ourselves again ... we will go after the game and respect the ball early on."

The hosts opened up the second half with two tries in the first 10 minutes. The Fijian Drua didn't cross the tryline in the game, with the only points coming off a penalty by fullback Baden Kerr.

Despite the result, Captain Nemani Nagusa recognised a big shift with the forwards from last week.

We improved from last week especially with the forwards around the scrums but we just need to work on converting the opportunities into points,


Nemani Nagusa

He added: "We needed to hold onto the ball a little longer. We will keep working on perfecting our skills and come back strong in the coming week."

After two tough opening rounds, the Drua are looking forward to hosting their first home game this Friday as they face Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Both Byrne and Nagusa thanked Drua fans for coming in numbers to watch them in Rounds 1 and 2, and requested them to continue the support against the Rebels in Brisbane.


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