Victory mission

Fiji Drua's Frank Lomani prepares to deliver during training at International School grounds in Nadi earlier last week. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

VICTORY will be the only mission as the Fiji Airways Drua takes on the Sydney Rays in the next round of the National Rugby Championship at Concord Oval Stadium, New South Wales tomorrow.

Looking at statistics provided by rugby.com.au, the Drua dominates all aspects of the game in terms of attack and defence.

The number two ranked Drua are doing the running with 2213 metres gained to the Rays 1460 metres.

Yet the seventh placed Sydney Rays are moving the ball around more with 494 passes compared to the Drua’s 394 passes in three rounds of the competition.

At the breakdown, the Rays have a slight edge with more turnovers won.

Discipline might be an issue addressed again as both teams top the penalty count as well as having already drawn two yellow cards each after the third round.

But as proven by Queensland Country last weekend, what it says in ink and what happens on the pitch is a different matter altogether.

The match kicks off at 5pm local time.

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