Many of the 40 Swire Shipping Fijian Drua players were not born when Super Rugby started in 1996.

However, some of the youngsters will be part of the matchday 23 that will be announced tomorrow by Head Coach Mick Byrne to face the Waratahs on Friday.

Years of sacrifices and commitments will come to fruition in three days when the Drua debuts in its first Super Rugby match.

Coach Byrne said it’s an exciting week and they’ll take one step at a time.

“I think it is out the first game of our existence, first game week and we know what we need to get through, we are just letting it and enjoying the moment and working hard to get our clarity in and our physicality will come at the end of the week.”

Players that may miss this week’s clash include Kitione Taliga, Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, Kalione Nasoko and Haereiti Hetet.

Today is a rest day for the side, and they’ll have another session tomorrow before the captain’s run on Thursday.

The Drua will face the Waratahs at 8:45 pm on Friday at CommBank Stadium in Paramatta.