Super Rugby Pacific | Saukuru sends well wishes to Fijian Drua camp

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua players from left, Simione Kuruvoli, Kalaveti Ravouvou, Meli Tuni and Iosefo Masi during training in Nadi on Tuesday, June 06, 2023. Picture: FIJIAN DRUA

Sports Minister Jese Saukuru has sent his best wishes to the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua side as they take on 11-time champions the Crusaders in the quarter-finals of the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific competition.

The two teams meet at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand tonight.

“In just their second season of this prestigious competition, the Fijian Drua has triumphed over well-established teams, surpassing all expectations, and earning the admiration of our nation and world rugby enthusiasts,” Saukuru said.

“We stand united, offering our unwavering support to the Fijian Drua rugby team. Their firm dedication, exemplary teamwork, and unwavering commitment have positioned them as true ambassadors for Fijian rugby.

“Every exhilarating match they play showcases their determined spirit and the abundant talent that resides within our beloved nation.”

Saukuru says the Fijian Drua epitomises the essence of Fiji – “strength, resilience, and an unyielding attitude!”

“To the players, coaches, and everyone associated with the Fijian Drua, we extend our heartfelt best wishes for the upcoming Super Rugby quarter-finals!

Fiji stands in unity, cheering you on as you pursue victory, demonstrating the grace and power that defines our nation,” he said.

“Let the resounding echoes of your fearless hearts be heard, Drua!

“On behalf of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the people of Fiji, we urge all Fijians to rally behind our team. Together, let us showcase to the world the indomitable spirit of Fiji – a nation of champions!

“Go, Fijian Drua! Unleash your fire, conquer the challenges, and make us all immensely proud!”

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