Fiji Drua wants to keep opposition guessing

Eremasi Radrodro leads the Fiji Airways Drua side in training at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE Fiji Airways Drua side has a few tricks up its sleeves to keep the opposition guessing on the type of game plan to use against the Canberra Vikings in their National Rugby Championship encounter at Churchill Park in Lautoka tomorrow.

After its big win over New South Wales Country Eagles last weekend, the Mosese Voka-captained side is considering to change its game-plan knowing the opposition will be out to contain Fiji’s open rugby style of play.

Head coach Senirusi Seruvakula says the team needs to play smart to keep the opposition guessing. He said the team needed a win to secure a home semi-final and the onus was on his troops to play their cards right.

‘We will keep on changing the way we play to keep the opposition guessing and we need to play smart,” said Seruvakula.

“It’s not every time that we play open rugby as a lot of teams will work on shutting us down in open rugby and trying to stop us by delaying in the breakdown.

“We just need to be smart and vary our play and to be patient with our game-plan.”

He said the side needed a huge lift in the scrums.

Seruvakula also cautioned his troops on the technical aspects of stopping the rolling maul that was exposed last weekend.

“We just need to be focused as the Vikings has a big forward pack and our boys need the urgency in defending rolling mauls and that is one key area we will be working in training. Our scrum was a major area we need to work on from last week and we have to tighten up our technique and put our bodies on the line and we need to cut down on the mistakes,” he said.

Seruvakula said a win would boost the team’s chances of hosting a home semi-final.

“It’s going to be another tough week and we just need to do the process well and for everyone to understand what they are doing and be on the same page.”

The Drua leads the NRC points table and a win against the Vikings tomorrow will secure the side a home semi-final.

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