May 02, 2022
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15,102 witnessed Drua vs Highlanders

Super Rugby’s newest club, the Fijian Drua made a massive statement by recording the largest attendance of the season so far in the Drua vs Highlanders Round 11 match at ANZ Stadium, Suva on Saturday.

A sell-out crowd of 15,102 witnessed the historic homecoming of the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua playing on home soil for the very first time.

The match more than lived up to the hype and expectations, and preparations are already underway for the last regular season match between the Drua and the Chiefs at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

 “I’d like to start with a massive vinaka vakalevu to the Fijian people for their support of our team and for being absolutely amazing last Saturday," said Drua chief executive Brian Thorburn.

“We had the biggest, most vibrant and the loudest crowd of the year. The feedback from all sectors, including the competition organisers, has been full of praise for the way Fiji hosted its own Super Rugby Pacific match.”

“On the field, both teams dazzled, and while we didn’t get the win, we continue to send warning bells around this competition.”

Just 26 days remain until the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua return to play on home soil – this time at Churchill Park in Lautoka where they take on the Chiefs from Waikato.

It will be the first time for the Sugar City to host a Super Rugby Pacific match.

By Reginald Chandar

 


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