Doge is optimistic about Flying Fijians' selections, Drua is still in the race

Doge is optimistic about Flying Fijians' selections, Drua is still in the race

By Mosese Raqio
Tuesday 30/05/2023

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua prop Mesake Doge is optimistic about claiming a spot in the Fiji Water Flying Fijians squad for the upcoming June tests and the Rugby World Cup in France later this year.

After earning his first start for the Fijian Drua in just his second cap for the side in last week’s 47-46 close win against the Moana Pasifika in Lautoka, Doge says it would be an honor to get a call-up into the Flying Fijians squad again.

He says it was an unreal feeling playing for the Fijian Drua in front of the home fans but the work is not done yet.

Doge says his focus now turns to this week’s game against the Reds and he wants to help the side secure a spot in the playoffs.

He adds the road won't be easy from here on knowing there are a lot of potential props also vying for a spot in the National squad but he says he will work extra harder to grab the attention of the National selectors.

Meanwhile, the Fijian Drua is currently in 10th place with 21 points and will try and secure a win against the Reds this week to book a place in the quarter finals.

The Fijian Drua will take on the Reds at 4.35pm Saturday at the HFC Bank Stadium.

Other games this week, the Blues will play the Highlanders at 7.05pm Friday, the Brumbies meet the Rebels at 9.35pm Friday, the Hurricanes host the Crusaders at 7.05pm Saturday, the Waratahs play Moana Pasifika at 9.35pm Saturday and the Western Force host the Chiefs at 12pm Sunday.

You can buy your tickets from any Jack’s of Fiji outlet, Fiji Sports Council offices, Shop N Save Supermarkets or online at

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