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Country spoils Drua target

Peni Komaisavai
Monday, November 06, 2017

THE Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O'Connor commended the Fiji Airways Drua players in reaching the National Rugby Championship.

The Fijian side lost in the semi-final to Queensland Country 57-21 at Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba, Australia yesterday.

He said they had achieved what they had initially aimed for and that was doing their best to try and get as far as they could in their maiden season.

"This was our maiden season and it was our first year — the players did well.

"Our target was to go as far as we can and we thank the players for their achievement," O'Connor said.

The Drua's fairytale campaign came to an end but according to O'Connor it was a great exposure and experience for the players.

But it was the Drua's lack of discipline that proved to be the cause of their demise.

Their efforts were not made any easier considering the two yellow cards given to the two props Kalivati Tawake and Eroni Mawi.

It all came to a disastrous end after Country ran in nine tries and destroyed any hope the Drua had for a spot in the final next week against the Canberra Vikings.

Country's tries came through Caleb Timu, Duncan Paia'aua, Taniela Tupou, Chris Feauai Sautia, Patrick James and Eto Nabuli. Halfback Jam Tuttle converted six successful conversions. Drua conceded too many penalties but hooker Vesi Rarawa made some groundbreaking achievements of his own with his hat-trick.

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