NRC Final: Drua lead defending champion 19-12 at half-time

The Fiji Airways Drua team at half time. Picture: MACIU MALO

THE Fiji Airways Drua leads the defending champion Queensland Country 19-12 in the NRC grand final at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this afternoon.

The visitors scored the first try to flyer Chris Sautia before Drua number 8 Eremasi Radrodro replied with a spectacular try after peeling from the back of the scrum.

Fullback Apisalome Waqatabu converted before lock Peni Naulago scored his team’s second try.

The visitors hit back with a try to Jordan Petaia the the Drua scored its third try after a sequence of pick and drive to lead 19-12.

Hooker Mesulame Dolokoto was denied a try after collecting a pass from his skipper Mosese Voka. He sprinted more than 30m and dived over but he stepped on the touch line to deny a beautiful try.

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