Swire Shipping Fijian Drua Head coach Mick Byrne admits the growth of his players and the club is “massively satisfying” after they qualified for the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific quarter-finals for the first time in just their second year.
Byrne’s men needed a win against the Reds in the final round of the regular season and the Drua prevailed with a resounding 41-17 win in Suva.
It is a massive achievement considering it is only their second year in the competition and Byrne believes it ranks right up with his greatest achievements, which include two World Cup medals as skills coach in 2011 and 2015.
Byrne says it’s definitely a highlight because he has been fortunate to be involved with very experienced teams with legendary players.
He says it’s massively satisfying when you sit back and see how much work these guys do.
He adds it's a highlight, where they were 18 months ago to where we are today.
The Drua will meet the Crusaders at 7.05pm Saturday.
In other quarter finals, the Blues will host the Waratahs at 7.35pm Friday, the Chiefs will take on the Reds at 4.35pm Saturday and the Brumbies will play the Hurricanes at 9.35pm Saturday.
[Source: Planet Rugby]
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