Drua’s last effort

Fiji Airways Drua player Eremasi Radrodro tries to beat the Canberra Vikings defence during their match in the National Rugby Championship at Churchill Park Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE Fiji Airways Drua rugby team needs to win its next match against second placed Western Force in the final round of the National Rugby Championship to guarantee a home semi-final.

The Fijians came close to confirming a home semi-final after beating Canberra Vikings last Saturday in Lautoka.

After the sixth round of the championship last Saturday, the Drua leads the table with 23 points, the Western Force is in second place with 22 and defending champion Queensland Country in third place with 19 points.

There is still hope for the Queenslanders to secure a home semi-final if they win their final match against NSW Country Eagles this weekend and if the Fijian Drua loses to Western Force.

The Drua team will go into camp in Nadi today before leaving for Australia tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, Rio Olympic Gold medallist and former Fiji 7s rep Masivesi Dakuwaqa has been instrumental for his Western Force club throughout the NRC and hopes to make a difference this weekend and help his side secure the top spot in the championship ladder.

The Fijian Drua will play Western Force at 6pm on Saturday at UWA Sports Park in Perth, Australia.

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