The Swire Delivery Fijian Drua will play the Western Power in their subsequent preliminary match in anticipation of the 2023 Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific season . The second trial match will be held at the Western Districts RFC Park in Toowong, Queensland on Thursday February 16.
The Fijian Drua will play a second trial match against the Western Force in Australia next week before the beginning of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.
After beating the Melbourne Rebels 24-0 in Nadi last week, playing the Force in Australia in a fortnight will be a different affair.
Drua and Flying Fijians pivot Teti Tela said it would be a different encounter for the boys.
“That will be different taking them on in Australia, but we will see how we did against the Rebels, work on a few things that need tweaking and head into that game against the Force,” Teta said.
Fijian Drua vs Force Rugby Match Preview:
It will be communicated real time on Sky Pacific in a course of action the telecaster has with the Power, who are facilitating the match.
The Drua crushed the Melbourne Dissidents 24-0 in the primary preliminary match at Ruler Charles Park in Nadi last Saturday.
Drua flyhalf Teti Tela said they had another preliminary match against the Power in Brisbane.
“We will take a gander at how we will get better from the Dissidents game during preparing,” Tela said.
“We desire to give one more great show against the Power in about fourteen days.”
The preliminary match against the Power is the last arrangement opportunity the Drua will have before their most memorable customary season match of the 2023 Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific.
Rebels fall to Fijian Drua in Super Rugby trial
Melbourne have opened their Super Rugby pre-season campaign with a 24-0 loss to Fijian Drua.
The Rebels travelled to Fiji for the first time but left empty-handed, unable to turn a swag of possession into any points.
Recruits English lock Tim Cardall and hooker Alex Mafi, made their first appearance for the Rebels amongst a number of familiar faces such as Nambian Test flanker Richard Hardwick and Australia A halfback James Tuttle.
The match was played over four quarters at Prince Charles Park in steamy conditions, with a big home crowd turning out to support the Drua.
Both teams turned in a scrappy early showing, scoreless through the opening two stanzas.
Fijian Drua finally broke the deadlock in the third quarter through lock Kitione Salawa with playmaker Tuidraki Samusamuvodre stretching the lead to 12 points.
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When to Watch Super Rugby trial Fijian Drua vs Pasifika in Auckland
The initial match is against Moana Pasifika in Auckland, New Zealand on February 25.
The Drua play at home this season without precedent for cycle three, when they take on reigning champ the Crusaders at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Walk 11.
Fijian Drua Rugby match Tickets for this match are discounted on the Fijian Drua site.
2023 Super Rugby Fijian Drua Fixtures:
●Round 1: Moana Pasifika v Fijian Drua, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland – 4.35pm (local) / 3:35pm (Fiji)
●Round 2: Fijian Drua v Waratahs, AAMI Park, Melbourne, 7.45pm (local) / 8.45pm (Fiji)
●Round 3: Fijian Drua v Crusaders, Venue TBC –3.35pm (Fiji)
●Round 4: Reds v Fijian Drua, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 3pm (local) / 5pm (Fiji)
●Round 5: Highlanders v Fijian Drua, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin – 4.35pm (local) / 3.35pm (Fiji)
●Round 6: Fijian Drua v Rebels, Venue TBC- 3.35pm (Fiji)
●Round 7: Bye
●Round 8: Brumbies v Fijian Drua, GIO Stadium, Canberra – 7:35pm (local) / 9:35pm (Fiji)
●Round 9: Chiefs v Fijian Drua, FMG Stadium, Waikato, Hamilton – 7.05pm (local)/ 7.05pm (Fiji)
●Round 10: Fijian Drua v Blues, Venue TBC – 12.05pm (local) / 2.05pm (Fiji)
●Round 11: Fijian Drua v Hurricanes, Venue TBC –2.05pm (Fiji)
●Round 12: Force v Fijian Drua, HBF Park, Perth – 5.35pm (local) / 9.35pm (Fiji)
●Round 13: Waratahs v Fijian Drua, Allianz Stadium, Sydney – 7.45pm (local) / 9.45pm (Fiji)
●Round 14: Fijian Drua v Moana Pasifika, Venue TBC- 2.05pm (Fiji)
●Round 15: Fijian Drua v Reds, Venue TBC – 4:45pm (Fiji)