Drua coach wary

Fiji Airways Drua side reps Apete Daveta (left) with Lepani Kuruimudu flanked by Finau Ledua and Arieta Taufa at Nadi International Airport yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

FIJI Airways Drua coach Senirusi Seruvakula expects a tougher challenge against defending champions Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship in Australia on Saturday.

Like the Fiji Drua, Queensland Country is also undefeated after two rounds.

The Australians have a powerful pack boasting the services of Wallabies props James Slipper and Taniela Tupou.

Slipper is the skipper of the Reds Super Rugby team which Tupou also represents.

In 2015, Slipper had the honour of being named Wallabies captain for the first time for Australia’s pre-world cup tour match against the United States of America in Chicago.

Seruvakula said this weekend would be a different ball game.

“It will be a different story because the other team will be better prepared,” he said.

“We have reviewed last week’s game on how we played. We have worked on our mistakes. They will want to shut us down from the start.”

The Fiji Drua departed yesterday morning.

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