23rd October 04:12 PM
World Rugby deserve praise for getting behind the Drua team - Tuqiri
By Iva Danford
Saturday 23/09/2017
Former Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri and Radike Samo

Former Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri says the Fiji Airways Drua's impressive start to life in the Australian National Rugby Championship is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Drua are second on points differential after winning two of their first three matches and host reigning champions Perth Spirit in Suva today.

Fijiā€‘born Tuqiri says World Rugby deserve praise for getting behind the Drua team.

He says that he does not want to bag the game but the guys are throwing the ball around and it is really good to watch.

Tuqiri, who played 67 tests for the Wallabies and retired from professional sport in 2014, after winning the NRL Premiership with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, says the Drua also have plenty to offer Australian rugby.

The former Fiji and Australian rugby league international will lace up his boots this afternoon on his 38th birthday, in the curtain raiser to the Fijian Drua vs Spirit match.

Tuqiri will join the likes of Radike Samo and Morgan Turinui in the Classic Wallabies team in a sevens exhibition match against a Fiji Legends side, captained by Waisale Serevi.

The Drua will face Perth Spirit at 5 this afternoon at the ANZ Stadium and you can catch the live commentary on our sister station Viti FM 92.2FM.

The Classic Wallabies and Fiji Legends 7s curtain raiser match will kick off at 4.15pm.

Source: Radio New Zealand 

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