‘Best for last’
25 May, 2022, 12:16 pm
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.