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Byrne disappointed that the Drua did not play full 80 minutes

Byrne disappointed that the Drua did not play full 80 minutes

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 20/03/2023
Queensland Reds player Filipo Daugunu on attack against the Drua

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua coach Mick Byrne says he knows the boys can play the full 80 minutes of rugby, but he is disappointed that they did not do that during their 27-24 loss to the Queensland Reds.

While speaking at the post-match press conference, Byrne says they started well in the first 10 minutes, however, they missed a couple of opportunities and did not carry the ball a lot.

He says they got back into the game in the second half where they scored tries.

With the loss, the Fijian Drua have dropped to 7th place in the Super Rugby Pacific points table.

The Chiefs continue to lead with 19 points, followed closely by the Brumbies with 17 points, the Hurricanes are in third place with 14 points, while the Blues are fourth with 11 points.

The Crusaders and the Reds both have 10 points each.

Looking at the matches this week, the Crusaders will face Brumbies at 6.05pm Friday, the Waratahs will meet the Chiefs at 8.35pm Friday, the Highlanders will take on the Drua at 3.35pm Saturday, Moana Pasifika will meet the Hurricanes at 6.05pm Saturday, the Rebels will play the Reds at 8.35pm Saturday, and the Blues will face the Western Force at 2.35pm Sunday.


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