Fiji Airways Drua coach Senirusi Seruvakula says he is looking for a more intelligent and consistent effort from the players when they face Western Force in Australia’s National Rugby Championship.
This consistent effort which the coach wants was missing in the Drua’s game against the Canberra Vikings last Saturday.
The Vikings scored three unanswered tries in the second half after the Drua led 33-14 at halftime.
Seruvakula says they have to play smarter and continue to recognise when to control the tempo of these matches.
The Drua must win against the Western Force to secure a home semifinal but that may not come so easily with the list of experienced players in the Western Force squad.
Wallaby Dane Haylett‑Petty, Olympic gold medalist Masivesi Dakuwaqa, former Reds wing Rod Davies, former Springbok Peter Grant and Samoa international George Pisi are just some of the top players in the Western Force squad this season.
What will make this an even more interesting encounter is that the Western Force beat the Fiji Warriors 24-14 in the World Series in May this year and most of the Drua players were in that Fiji Warriors team.
The Drua have performed well this year, losing just one game to Queensland Country in round three and still lead the NRC points table with 23 points,
Western force is a point behind with 22 points while Queensland Country is third with 19 points.
The Fiji Airways Drua will take on the Western Force at 6pm this Saturday in Perth.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.