Drua makes comeback, defeats Rays 34-31

Levani Kurumudu of the Fijian Drua is tackled during the round four NRC match between the Sydney Rays and the Fijian Drua at Concord Oval on September 23, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Picture: ZIMBIO

THE Fiji Airways Drua team defeated Sydney Rays 34-31 in a comeback victory during the fourth round of the National Rugby Championship earlier this afternoon.

The Drua scored six tries while the Rays managed five.

Nippy fly-half Alivereti Veitokani scored their first try in the last five minutes of the first half with an unsuccessful conversion from Apisalome Waqatabu as they trailed 19-5 in the half time break.

The second half saw a different ball game for the Drua as coach Senirusi Seruvakula pointed out areas that needed to be improved.

Cyril Reece and Albert Tuisue scored a try each while Waqatabu scored a double and Veitokani scoring his second try.

Meanwhile in other games, the Canberra Vikings defeated the NSW Country Eagles 24-17, Western Force upsets Queensland Country 42-40 and Brisbane City beat Melbourne Rising 33-28.

The Drua will host the NSW Country Eagles this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva for the fifth round of the NRC.

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