Skipper Radrodro expects team to step up and defend title

Members of the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua side during training at International School grounds in Nadi. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

FIJI Airways Fijian Drua’s new captain Eremasi Radrodro expects the team to step up in their bid to defend the National Rugby Championship title.

Radrodro replaces Mosese Voka who has been named in the Flying Fijians squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

The 31-year-old has a wealth of experience having played for the Flying Fijians before and was named as Nadroga Rugby Union player of the year back-to-back in 2015 and 2016.

Radrodro said it was a privilege and honour for him to skipper the team.

He said this year’s NRC competition would be harder since they are defending the title.

“There are a lot of young players and a few from the Fiji under-20,” Radrodro said.

“We have some boys from last year so we will be helping each other since we have been playing the Skipper Cup, Vanua Cup and Farebrother-Sullivan trophy challenges.

“We will tell them the old tricks from last year and encourage them to do their homework and work hard to achieve good results in the games.

“We are going to defend the title so we will have to step up. For me, to captain the Fijian Drua side is an honour so we are going to try our best to defend the trophy.”

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