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Home Wins Crucial | Fiji Sun

Fiji Airways Fijian Drua prop Mosese Ducivaki in the thick of things against Police at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on August 24, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

We need to start with a bang and win our two home games to set the pace: Senirusi Seruvakula

Fiji Airways Fijian Drua head coach Senirusi Seruvakula aims to take advantage of playing the first two games at home when the 2018 Australian National Rugby Championship kicks off next week.

The Fiji Airways Drua host the Melbourne Rising at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori next Saturday and Brisbane City at Churchill Park, Lautoka on September 8.

The side rounded up their second week of training with a game against Police at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday.

“We tried out our combinations and how we play our pattern,” he said.

“It is a selection for next week’s game, so everyone was fighting for a position.

“They have to fight for it and we will name the team before they return to camp on Wednesday.

“It will be a much better team than last year. It is going to be tough in our first game against Melbourne Rising. We need to keep our discipline and focus on the job next Saturday.

”We need to start with a bang and win our two home games to set the pace.”

The side boast of 11 players who already played for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians. They are Eremasi Radrodro, Serupepeli Vularika, Frank Lomani, Ratunaisa Navuma, Mosese Voka, Joeli Veitayaki, Mosese Ducivaki, Alivereti Veitokani, Vugakoto Veremalua, Eroni Mawi, Albert Tuisue

DRUA FIXTURE

2018 National Rugby Championship draw

ROUND ONE

September 1

Fiji Drua vs Melbourne Rising, Nausori, Ratu Cakobau Park, 3pm

ROUND TWO

September 8

Fiji Drua vs Brisbane City, Lautoka, Churchill Park, 3pm

ROUND THREE

September 15

Queensland Country vs Fiji Drua, Mackay, BB Print Stadium, 1pm

ROUND FOUR

Sunday September 23

Sydney vs Fiji Drua, Sydney, Concord Oval, 3pm

ROUND FIVE

September 29

Fiji Drua vs NSW Country Eagles, Nausori, Ratu Cakobau Park, 3pm

ROUND SIX

Saturday October 6

Fiji Drua vs Canberra Vikings, Lautoka, Churchill, 3pm

ROUND SEVEN

Saturday October 13

Western Force vs Fiji Drua, Perth, UWA Sports Park, 2pm

SEMI-FINALS

Saturday October 20

1st vs 4th

Sunday October 21

2nd vs 3rd

The final will be played on October 27.

Edited by Osea Bola

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