The Fijian Drua made history by becoming the first all Pacific team to take part in the elite Super Rugby Pacific competition last weekend.
Despite losing 40-10 to the New South Wales Waratahs, the Drua’s appearance in Paramatta was decades in the making.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s News Editor Indra Singh said it was a dream come true for a Fijian team to take part in the Southern Hemisphere’s top rugby competition.
“Most of these players are young players – between 20 and 25 and they will set the platform for the future,” he said.
Singh said hopes were high for a win but the score line reflected the reality of playing against a professional rugby team.
“The ill discipline by the Drua stood out like a sore thumb so there remains a lot of learnings that need to be taken away from that game,” he said.
Singh said the Drua will have their first home game in Fiji at the end of April where they will face the Otago Highlanders.
But he said the biggest test will be when the Drua head to New Zealand to play against the franchises there.