‘Best for last’

Members of the Fijian Drua team. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FILE.

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua  head coach Mick Byrne has  hinted of  producing spellbinding  moments during the Drua’s final  match of  a regular season in a  remodelled Super Rugby Pacific  competition against the Chiefs  on Saturday at Churchill Park in  Lautoka.

Byrne said they had created a  team where standards had been  set and should not be veered off.

“The Drua is an ambitious  young squad of  players that are  wonderfully talented,” he said.

“We have possibly lacked a  statement display or recorded  less wins apart from the two in the competition.

“We’re ready to do what we  did a fortnight ago against the  Moana Pasifi ka on Saturday.

“The boys are really looking  forward to going out there and  showcasing what they have for  their last game of  the season in  front of  their home crowd.

“I think everyone will see a  side full of  energy when the game  starts.

“It’s a great opportunity for us  to finish the season on a high.

“We’re leaving the best for the  last!”

Byrne said the competiton’s  fourth-placed Chiefs would  provide a stern test for the hosts  this weekend though.

“They look incredibly dangerous going into the last round  with the possibility of  a home  play-off.

“They have their own rugby,  their own game. We can’t copy  the Chiefs.

“They play a fantastic match  and there’s no superlative avail-  able to describe their performance in this year’s competition.”

The former New Zealand All  Blacks and Wallabies skills coach  added the Drua would have their  captain’s run on Friday.

The Drua hosts the Chiefs at  3pm on Saturday at Churchill  Park in Lautoka.

Meanwhile, tickets are sold at  the Lautoka City Council office,  Jack’s of  Fiji and ShopNSave  outlets on Viti Levu with the  gold tickets for the other pavilions priced at $95 and $30 for the  bronze tickets for patrons intending to watch the expected thriller  from the grass embankment,  including $20 for fans watching  from the back of  TappooCity  on the north-western end of  the  park; children under-12 will pay  $15 and $10 respectively for the  grass embankments.

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