January 21, 2022
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Nagusa to lead Fijian Drua

Flying Fijians loose forward Nemani Nagusa will captain the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific which kicks off next month.

Nagusa, who has been capped 18 times for Fiji, made his debut in 2012 against Georgia.

He has top level professional experience with the Newcastle Falcons in the English Premiership, and Pro D2 experience in France.

He is no stranger to the captain’s role, having led the Fijian 7s team to multiple victories, as well as the Fiji Warriors in the Pacific Rugby Championship.

Drua Head Coach Mick Byrne praised Nagusa for his attitude, work ethic and leadership shown since the squad started camp at Lennox Head in November 2021.

“Nemani is a real leader and showed this from the start. We have all been working hard to prepare for our inaugural Super Rugby Pacific campaign and he has led the way for many of us, myself included. He has been representing the team to the Coaching staff out of his own initiative and eagerness.”

“Nemani commands the respect of the players, coaching staff and Club management. I’m very proud to have him as my right hand man and leader; he deserves this honour of being the first ever Captain of our Drua.”

Club chief executive Brian Thorburn congratulated Nagusa on the appointment saying this is one of the biggest and most exciting developments in very short history.

“Our ship, or rather, our Drua now has its first ever Captain. We have every confidence in Nemani and Mick as they steer our team to our inaugural Super Rugby Pacific campaign. Toso Drua!”

By Romeka Romena

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