Fijian Drua to host seven games in 2024

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua outside centre, Iosefo Masi takes on the Queensland Reds' defence during their Super Rugby match at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on Saturday, June 03, 2023. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The Fijian Drua will host seven games in the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific season in 2024.

For the first time, the Fijian Drua will host NSW Waratahs and Western Force on home soil, while top sides returning to play in front of the world’s best rugby fans include defending champions Crusaders, Hurricanes, Moana Pasifika, Queensland Reds, and Melbourne Rebels.

According to the Nadi-based franchise, venues for the Drua’s home matches will be released shortly, but fans can expect another action-packed 2024 season, with top class rugby from some of the most talented rugby players on the planet.

The new season will see another Super Round in week two of the competition in Melbourne.

Pacific pride will be on the line in Melbourne as the Drua take on Moana Pasifika on Saturday, March 2, with the Fijians hoping to keep their 100 per cent win record against Moana intact.

The Fijian Drua will kick-off its season in Auckland against the Blues on February 23.

After the Super Round in Melbourne, the Drua will host the Crusaders at home on March 9, before heading to Hamilton to meet the Chiefs on March 16.

The team returns home for back-to-back matches against the Tahs on March 24 and Western Force on March 30.

The Rebels host Drua on April 6, and the team returns to host Hurricanes (April 19) and Moana Pasifika ( April 27).

After two away games against the Brumbies (May 4) and Western Force (May 11), the Drua will host the Reds in Fiji on May 18.

The last away match will be against Highlanders on May 26, before the final regular season match Fiji against Melbourne Rebels on June 1.

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