Buna powers Drua to Super W final

April 20, 2024 6:54 am

The Rooster Chicken Fijian Drua are through to the Super W final for the third year in a row, after defeating the Western Force 25-14 at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva yesterday.

Fullback Atelaite Buna was the toast of the home side after scoring a hat trick of tries.

The Drua trailed the visitors by 11-10 at halftime in a scrappy encounter.

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Inside centre, Merewalesi Rokouno added a penalty before Buna crossed the chalk at the stroke of full time amidst the roaring cheer from the home fans.

Drua Women skipper and number 8 Karalaini Naisewa credits her team for maintaining their discipline and keeping their composure, even when they were trailing the Force.

“The message at halftime was that this was the last 40 minutes, we have to defend our home turf and try and win this and go for three years in a row.”

The Drua will face the Waratahs in the Super W final next weekend after the latter defeated the Brumbies 47-27 in the second semi-final last night.