Drua Women to meet the Force in home semi final despite 34-21 defeat to the Rebels

Drua Women to meet the Force in home semi final despite 34-21 defeat to the Rebels

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 13/04/2024
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Despite losing 34-21 to the Melbourne Rebels, the Rooster Chicken Fijian Drua Women’s side will meet Western Force at home in the Super Rugby Women’s semi final.

The Drua Women's execution was not on par this week as they committed a lot of mistakes, and handling errors cost them the game.

The Drua started strong with a converted try to fullback Atelaite Buna to give the visitors a 7-0 lead, but the Rebels responded with a converted penalty from Cassie Siataga and a try from Chanelle Kohika-Skipper.

The Drua rallied back in the dying minutes of the first half, and Vika Matarugu crossed over the try line to give the Drua a 14-13 lead at the break.

The Rebels came back firing in the second half, with Ashley Masters crossing over the try line in the 44th minute, and Jiowana Sauto’s try in the 53rd minute moved the hosts further away from the Drua.

Masters scored her second try in the second half.

Buna hit back and scored her second try in the 70th minute.

In another match today, the Force beat the Brumbies 38-36.

The Drua will host the Force in the semi finals at 4.35pm Friday at HFC Stadium in Suva while the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua Men will take on the Hurricanes at 7.05pm Friday at the same venue.

Drua vs Rebels Live updates

Updates: Drua Women vs Rebels Women

Kick-off Drua.

1min: Drua penalized for cleaning the ruck from the side. Rebels have the opportunity to get the first points.

2nd min: Try to the Drua. ATELAITE BUNA RALIVANAWA. Drua 7-0 Rebels

6th min: Rebels on attack, they get an advantage as the Drua girls were overside. Drua 7-0 Rebels

7th min: Rebels Cassie Siataga converts penalty. Drua 7-3 Rebels

11th min: Rebels Jiowana Sauto sent to the sin binned. Drua 7-3 Rebels

17th min: Try to Rebels. Chanelle Kohika-Skipper. Drua 7-8 Rebels

conversion successful from Cassie Siataga. Drua 7-10 Rebels

29th min: Execution is a problem for the Drua. Drua loses the ball in Rebels 22-metre. Drua 7-10 Rebels

35th min: Drua wins a scrum inside the Rebels 22m. They have a chance to get ahead before half time. Drua 7-10 Rebels

36th min: Try to the Drua. Vika Matarugu. Drua 12-10 Rebels

conversion successful from Salanieta Kinita. Drua 14-10 Rebels

Cassie Siataga converts a penalty. Drua 14-13 Rebels

Half time: Drua 14-13 Rebels

2nd half

Kick-off - Rebels

44th min: Try to the Rebels. Ashley Marsters. Drua 14-18 Rebels

Cassie Siataga converts. Drua 14-20 Rebels

53rd min: Try to Rebels, Jiowana Sauto. Siataga converts. Drua 14-27 Rebels

62nd min: Drua manage to get a penalty inside their 22m. Drua's execution is not on par. Drua 14-27 Rebels

70th min: Try to the Drua. ATELAITE BUNA RALIVANAWA. Drua 19-27 Rebels

conversion successful. Drua 21-27 Rebels

78th min: Try to the Rebels. Ashley Marsters. Drua 21-34 Rebels

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