Super Rugby Pacific | Fijian Drua braces for Moana

Fijian Drua players from right, Mesake Doge, Elia Canakaivata and Haereiti Hetet during their team training session. Picture: FIJIAN DRUA

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua is bracing for another tough week in Lautoka this weekend.

This Saturday, the Fijian Drua faces Moana Pasifika and next week will meet the Reds in Suva.

Head coach Mick Byrne says the game against Moana Pasifika this weekend will be the most critical game.

The side will play its last home game against the Reds at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva next week.

After its disappointing away games against the Force and the Waratahs last week, Byrne believes it will be a motivating factor for the Nadi-based franchise.

Byrne is hoping that this week, the side will get a better reply and a good response from the players, which will set the momentum.

“You know, we’ve got this one (game against Moana Pasifika),” he said.

“This first one is the most critical and that’s all we’re focusing on. Preparing for my line-up, everything else will take care of itself.

“We just need to get our place in order and get our game in order. He said they had to understand what Moana was bringing.

“It is a big physical team and they come hard actually, they’ve done that against the Blues and the Hurricanes,” Byrne said.

“They have made a lot of game line in close around the ruck. So we know we’re in for a physical game. Our boys enjoy that as well. So that’s what we’re focusing on at the moment.”

The Drua vs Moana Pacifika game kicks off at 2.05pm on Saturday.

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