Drua lose 50-17 to the Chiefs

Drua lose 50-17 to the Chiefs

By fijivillage
Friday 21/04/2023

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua were comprehensively beaten 50-17 by the Chiefs in the Shop N Save Super Rugby last night.

Drua’s tries were scored by Elia Canakaivata, Michael Naitokani and Ilaisa Droasese.

Conditions were awful after hours of heavy rain in Hamilton, but the Chiefs banked the bonus-point win to extend their lead on top of Super Rugby Pacific and remain unbeaten.

The Drua will return home next week and face the Blues in Lautoka.

1': bad clearance from Teti Tela, Chiefs on attack in Drua’s 22m

3' Try to Chiefs - Cortez Ratima. Try converted by Damian McKenzie. Chiefs 7-0 Drua

5' Damian Rona finds a gap and takes the Chiefs up the Drua's 22m

7' Chiefs second try from Shaun Stevenson. McKenzie converts.

10' Knock-on from the Chiefs, gives some breathing time for the Drua.
16' first try to the Drua. Elia Canakaivata. Teti Tela converts

19' Try to Chiefs Kaylum Boshier, conversion unsuccessful. 

26' Try to the Chiefs. Damien McKenzie.
32' Tevita Ikanivere dropped the ball on the try line.

36' Michael Naitokani scores his first try for the Drua. Try unconverted.
38' Chiefs respond with a try to Samisoni Taukei'aho. Try converted.

Half Time


45' Try to the Drua. Ilaisa Droasese scores.

57' Great defense from the Drua.. holding the Chiefs in their 22m line for 10 minutes.

70' The Chiefs finally broke the Drua's defense. Try to Brodie Retallick. Try converted.

73' Another try to the Chiefs.

80' final try to the Chiefs. Etene Nanai-Seturo.

Full Time


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