Drua poised to win NRC title this year
October 3, 2018 12:32 am
The table-topping Fijian Drua are not only poised to upset the Aussie apple cart by winning the 2018 NRC, but they can help Fiji take down some big-name rivals – including the Wallabies – at the 2019 World Cup.
Speaking to Rugby.com, Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Coach John McKee has been impressed with the performance and will be watching on happily as the Drua have hit red-hot form in the opening half of their second season in the NRC.
They sit atop the ladder after five rounds, with four wins and a loss, and they average a whopping 42 points a game.
Just as Australian Super franchises, and to a lesser extent the Wallabies, use the NRC as a pathway tool, McKee is also increasingly relying on Drua players for national call-ups.
The Fijian Drua takes on the Canberra Rising at 3pm at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday.