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Drua bows out of Super Rugby Pacific after 49-8 defeat to Crusaders

Drua bows out of Super Rugby Pacific after 49-8 defeat to Crusaders

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 10/06/2023
[Image: stuff.co.nz]

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua went down 49-8 against defending Shop N Save Super Rugby champion, the Crusaders in Christchurch tonight.

The Crusaders showed class and experience to book their place in the semi finals next week.

Codie Taylor scored twice, Oli Jager, Sione Havili, Scott Barrett, Will Jordan and Willi Heinz scored a try each.

The hosts finished the match with 13 players due to injuries.

The Drua committed a lot of mistakes and the Crusaders capitalised on those mistakes.

Selestino Ravutaumada scored the only try for the Drua.

The Drua created history qualifying for the quarter finals in just their second year competing in Super Rugby.

The Crusaders will now take on the Blues in the semi finals next Friday at 7.05pm, while the Chiefs will meet the winner of the Brumbies at 7.05pm Saturday.

Match Report

Drua perform the iBole

2' Try to Oli Jager. Conversion from Richie Mo'unga

5' Try to Codie Taylor. Conversion successful by Richie Mo'unga 

13' Try to Codie Taylor. Conversion from Richie Mo'unga Drua
21': Great pressure from the Drua..

24' First points for the Drua, Frank Lomani converts penalty

32' Try to Sione Havili
34' Try to Selestino Ravutaumada.

Half Time


44th min Try to Scott Barret. Conversion by Richie Mo'unga

Try disallowed. Will Jordan was in front of the kicker.>

65' Try to Will Jordan. Conversion from Richie Mo'unga

77' Try to Willi Heinz.

Crusaders will play the Blues in the Semifinal

Full Time 


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