Nawai, Ravutaumada and Kerr join Fijian Drua for 2022 Super Rugby Pacific

Nawai, Ravutaumada and Kerr join Fijian Drua for 2022 Super Rugby Pacific

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 25/11/2021
Former New Zealand Warriors winger Selestino Ravutaumada, Suva halfback Leone Nawai and Counties Manukau flyhalf Baden Kerr.

Three new players have been added to the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua squad preparing for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific competition.

They are Suva halfback Leone Nawai, former New Zealand Warriors winger Selestino Ravutaumada and Counties Manukau flyhalf Baden Kerr.

Kerr becomes the squad’s first non-Fiji eligible player to provide injury cover and depth in the crucial playmaker role.

Fijian Drua CEO Brian Thorburn says the team’s Fijian flyhalves are all under an injury cloud, with Alivereti Veitokani ruled out for the 2022 season due to a knee injury.

He says Caleb Muntz is undertaking rehab from shoulder surgery and Teti Tela is undertaking light training only as he recovers from an achilles tendon rupture.

He adds they clearly have an urgent need to get an experienced, quality flyhalf into the squad and into full training as the coaching team maps out their game plans for the season.

The Drua will begin their Super Rugby Pacific campaign against the Blues on the 19th of February 2022.

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