Drua goes down fighting against the Reds

Drua goes down fighting against the Reds

By fijivillage
Sunday 19/03/2023
[Image: Planet Rugby]

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua went down fighting 27-24 against the Queensland Reds in their Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific game.

The Drua collected the first points in the game through the boots of Frank Lomani to give them a 3-0 lead, however, the Reds responded through a try to Josh Flook in the 10th minute to give the Queensland side a 5-3 lead.

Flook scored his second try before halftime to put the Reds in a comfortable 12-3 lead at the break.

Kitione Salawa was shown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.

The Reds started the second half with tries from Harry Wilson and Suliasi Vunivalu.

Ratu Rotuisolia scored the Drua's first try in the 53rd minute, and Kalaveti Ravouvou crossed over to close the gap to 24-17.

Tom Lynagh converted a penalty to extend the Reds' lead to 27-17.

Iosefo Masi gave the Drua some hope when he scored in the 70th minute of the match. Masi has now scored a try in every Drua game.

With only a minute to go, Filipo Daugunu managed to dampen the Drua’s forward momentum standing strong over the ball, sealing the victory for the host team.

In another result, the Highlanders beat the Rebels 43-35.


Fijian Drua
vs
Reds

0-0
Kick off
3' Drua now in possession of the ball
0-0
3' Ball not rolling away
4' Line out by Tevita Ikanivere
0-0

5' Elia Canakaivata runs for the try line but falls short. Ball knocked on. 
0-0

7' Frank Lomani converts the penalty
3-0


3-5
10' TRY to Josh Flook, conversion unsuccesful
18th min, Penalty to the Drua
3-5

21'Yellow Card to Kitione Salawa Dangerous Tackle
3-5

22' Drua get a penalty after Reds ruled to be obstructing from a lineout
3-5

24' 50-22 kick from Droasese
3-5

25' Drua lose their own lineout but Reds knock it on
3-5

25' Aimless kick from Lomani off the scrum just giving the ball away to the Reds
3-5

26' Penalty to the Reds, Drua front row standing p in the scrum
3-5


3-12
28' Flook gets his second try under the sticks. Conversion successful

3-12
31st min, Penalty to the Reds, Drua not releasing

3-12
38th min, Flook coughed up the ball after an O'Connor chip kick through

Half Time

3-12



3-12
Kick off by Reds. Second half underway

3-17
41' Harry Wilson makes the third try to extend their lead against the Drua

3-24
Suliasi Vunivalu executes will another try. Conversion successful
52' Uru sees YELLOW


53' TRY to Rotuisolia. Lomani converts
10-24


10-24
55' Reds knock on the ball and Drua get penalised for tackling player without the ball
57th min, Drua get penalised for not releasing the ball
10-24

64' Ravouvou scores off a quick tap from a penalty and the Drua spread it out wide with the try in the corner. Conversion successful
17-24

68' Drua get penalised in their 22 for not releasing the ball



17-27
69th min, Lynagh extends the lead for the Reds with a penalty conversion 27-17
70'Iosefo has now scored a try in every Drua game this season. Conversion successful from Lomani
24-27

78' Drua penalised for not releasing the ball
24-27


Full Time 

24-27


FNRL
FEATURE NEWS
Hamaza singers One Crew Band motivated by the passion they have for singing
A group of youths from Cunningham are putting themselves out to the world with some innovative singing from their neighbourhood, and this is catching ...
57 minutes ago
LATEST NEWS
Man allegedly assaults wife under the influence of alcohol in Delainavesi
A 52-year-old man is in police custody after he allegedly assaulted his wifeunder the influence of alcohol yesterday morning in their Delainavesi ...
53 minutes ago

Anti-Scam Taskforce plans to set up Scamwatch Centre to give people early warning on scams
The National Anti-Scam Taskforce is currently working to establish a Scamwatch Centre so that people can get an early warning on scams that could ...
54 minutes ago

Man assaults wife under the influence of alcohol in Delainavesi
A 52-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly under the influence of alcohol, he assaulted his wife yesterday morning in their Delainavesi ...
2 hours ago

Fire destroys elderly man’s 2 bedroom home in Labasa
A two-bedroom house belonging to a 75-year-old farmer has been destroyed in a fire yesterday morning. Police say the incident occurred in Naduna, ...
3 hours ago

Israeli military concludes deadly raid on refugee camp in the occupied West Bank
Israeli troops have concluded a two-day operation in the Nur al-Shams refugee camp near Tulkarm, in the occupied West Bank. This was confirmed by ...
6 hours ago



fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
yb
IN DEPTH
SODELPA Management Board instructs Gavoka to hand over Education portfolio to Radrodro
The SODELPA Management Board has now asked SODELPA’s Parliamentary Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Viliame Gavoka to relinquish his Education ...
4 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho's Acquittal Appeal
Coverage on the appeal filed by Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, John Rabuku against the acquittal of the former Prime Minister Voreqe ...
19 days ago

National Program Manager for Fiji 7s, Gareth Baber appears on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan
Gareth Baber appeared on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan to share his plans heading into the preparations for the upcoming tournaments ...
20 days ago

TOP