Drua leaving no stone unturned

Members of the Fiji Airways Drua team during their captains run at Churchill Park in Lautoka last week. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE Fiji Airways Drua is leaving no stone unturned as they prepare for their National Rugby Championship fourth round match against the Sydney Rays on Sunday.

Head coach Senirusi Seruvakula has put the team through some intensive training sessions this week at their training camp in Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia.

“Training has been going really well, we had two tough sessions on Tuesday morning and in the afternoon,” Seruvakula said.

“Everyone was focused with what we did, indeed a very physical day and that’s how I want them to play come Sunday.”

As the competition nears the halfway mark, the Drua ironed out its mistakes from last week’s loss to Queensland Country with special attention at maintaining discipline and not give away penalties.

“We just have to keep possession all the time. It’s when we don’t have the ball in hand that indiscipline arises. As we give away the ball that starts to frustrate the players and our discipline starts to loosen. “Our back line was a little lost last week with no go forward ball as well as on defence, it’s all about us and we have to be consistent.”

The Sydney Rays drew the short straw this week having to play two games back to back.

The Rays have still yet to notch up their first win of the tournament after succumbing to a reshuffled Brisbane City line-up on Wednesday night 61-40.

But the Drua coach is not writing them off as they search for their first away win of the championship.

“The Rays are a really good side, they are unlucky having not won any game but it’s a bonus for us since they have two games this week.

They have got the size, but we just need to look at ourselves and do everything right, because come Sunday, they will be hungry for a win” Seruvakula said.

The squad is injury free with all 33 players in good health and a looking forward to their clash with the Rays and most likely there will be changes from last week’s lineup.

“There will be a lot of changes in the forwards and the back line so players can all have a run.

“It will be a tough game and we need the win before we comeback home on Monday.”

The Fiji Airways Drua run on team for Sunday’s match will be announced later on today.

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