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We need to be more physical - Byrne

We need to be more physical - Byrne

By Mosese Raqio
Wednesday 07/06/2023
[Photo: File]

This is our first taste of the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific finals and the team understand that they need to be more physical than they have been throughout this season.

This was highlighted by Swire Shipping Fijian Drua coach Mick Byrne as they gear up for their clash against defending champions, the Crusaders this weekend.

Byrne says the team is physically ready and is prepared to head to battle in Christchurch this weekend against the champions.

He adds the thing that is common about finals rugby is the lifting of intensity and the Crusaders have been in this position 11 times before and they have been successful.

On the other hand, the Crusaders will now try and turn the table this time around after suffering a heartbreaking 25-24 loss to the Drua earlier this year in Lautoka.

They are also expected to name a strong side this weekend after a few of their All Blacks reps missed out on that loss to the Drua in round 3.

The Fijian Drua will take on the Crusaders at 7.05pm Saturday.

In other quarter finals, the Blues will host the Waratahs at 7.35pm Friday, the Chiefs will take on the Reds at 4.35pm Saturday and the Brumbies will play the Hurricanes at 9.35pm Saturday.


Sat 24 JuneFull TimeCrusaders25 - 20Chiefs
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