1st time in Super W, unbeaten and historic - Fijiana Drua rule

1st time in Super W, unbeaten and historic - Fijiana Drua rule

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 23/04/2022
[Photo Credit: Pick & Drive Rugby Podcast]

Vitalina Naikore scored a brilliant hat-trick as the Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua beat the Waratahs 32-26 to win the Super W competition and create history.

This is the first time the Fijiana Drua were playing in the competition and they went unbeaten while the Waratahs had won the previous four times and were unbeaten until they met the Fijiana Drua.

The team also survived the loss of two players during the game to sin-bin to grind out a brilliant win.

Naikore got her first try in the first half.

Fijiana Druaโ€™s other tries in the first half were scored by Roela Radiniyavuni and Kolora Lomani as the Fijiana Drua led 17-12 at half-time.

The Waratahs got the best start of the second half as they got the try and took a 19-17 lead.

It was a see-saw battle from there.

The Fijiana Druaโ€™s tries in the second half were scored by Naikore and Timaima Ravisa.

Naikore also won Player of the Final.



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