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Drua prepares for revenge against Country

Peni Komaisavai
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

PROGRESSING to the National Rugby Championship semi-finals has a massive positive development impact on the team, says Fiji Airways Drua coach Senirusi Seruvakula.

"Making it in to the semi-finals in our first year in the competition has a massive development impact on the team as a whole," Seruvakula said.

The Drua finished third in the overall standings with 22 points, just seven points behind table toppers Queensland Country and Canberra Vikings who are squared off at 29 points. But the Vikings edged Country in the point's differential, taking them to the top, securing a semi-final spot with fourth placed Perth Spirit which finished fourth with 20 points.

The Drua, however, will be playing Queensland Country this weekend in Brisbane and Seruvakula highlighted that they were expecting some tough physical confrontation with their big forwards.

"Last week we did not start the game well and our players were not focused at the beginning of the match.

"But we will be working on that this week, heading in to the semi-finals.

"Our aim is to address the areas we lacked in last week, train and prepare as best as we can all throughout the week and let Saturday's game take care of itself," he said.

Seruvakula's men lost 24-17 to Queensland Country at Churchill Park in Lautoka earlier this month but he has said that they would be leaving all comments for Saturday when they would be giving their response.

The Drua team marched in to camp last night.

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