29 September, 2023, 1:53 am Central - 21°C Rain

We as coaches try to keep the players focused on the task - Harris

We as coaches try to keep the players focused on the task - Harris

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 01/06/2023
Swire Shipping Fijian Drua Assistant Coach Brad Harris

Our job as coaches is to make sure the players stay focused on the task in order to start a game well.

These were the words of Swire Shipping Fijian Drua Assistant Coach Brad Harris as they turn their focus to their do-or-die match against the Queensland Reds this weekend.

Harris says some of the players bring with them some nervous energy but they as coaches will want to try and use that energy in a positive way that drives their work rate and enthusiasm for the game.

He says this will also help them prepare for whatever challenge that awaits them.

The Fijian Drua are currently in 10th place with 21 points and will be gunning for a bonus point win over the Reds in front of their home fans to try and create history by qualifying for the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs in just their second year in the competition.

The Fijian Drua will take on the Reds at 4.35pm Saturday.

Gates at the HFC Bank Stadium will open at 1.35pm.

Other games this week, the Blues will play the Highlanders at 7.05pm Friday, the Brumbies meet the Rebels at 9.35pm Friday, the Hurricanes host the Crusaders at 7.05pm Saturday, the Waratahs play Moana Pasifika at 9.35pm Saturday and the Western Force host the Chiefs at 12pm Sunday.

You can buy your tickets from any Jack’s of Fiji outlet, Fiji Sports Council offices, or online at drua.rugby/tickets.


fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Tamavua Action Group to petition against development close to Princes Road cliff edge
Members of the Tamavua Action Group who are residents in the Tamavua area are now gathering signatures to protest against the development close to the...
10 hours ago
Fuel and gas prices to increase from Sunday
Get ready to fork out more money as fuel and gas prices will increase from Sunday. The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says unleaded ...
7 hours ago

One of the biggest challenges faced in relation to reporting and dealing with gender based violence is the Fiji Police - Ali
Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator, Shamima Ali says one of the biggest challenges faced in relation to the reporting and dealing with gender ...
8 hours ago

Fiji to have $3b tourism industry by December this year
Fiji will have a $3 billion dollar tourism economy by this December, ahead of the anticipated time of the end of next year. This has been ...
8 hours ago

Qiliho maintains he did not direct officers to close investigations
Former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho’s lawyer Devanesh Sharma and the Acting Director of ...
8 hours ago

France secures second win of Mini 7s leg 2 beating Aussie Green 28-14
The French Women's 7s side secured their second win of the Fiji Airways Mini International 7s tournament leg 2 after a 28-14 win over the Aussie ...
12 hours ago
EBayShop Online Recruitment scam
The Consumer Council of Fiji has issued a public alert about a group of individuals running a deceptive pyramid scheme known as “EbayShop Online Recruitment.”
4 days ago

7 Grace Road Group executives declared prohibited immigrants in Fiji after decisions by the South Korean Government and a request by Interpol
7 Grace Road executives in Fiji have been declared prohibited immigrants by the Fijian Government, it has been made clear through government ...
4 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho’s trial
The trial of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Commissioner of Police Sitiveni Qiliho begins
42 days ago