Fijian Drua prop says we’re conditioned for the pace, Team named against Hurricanes

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Fijian Drua prop Samu Tawake believes the work of Head of Athletics Performance Nacani Cawanibuka is slowly showing on the field.

Tawake who came off the bench last week against the Highlanders says they’re now competing for 80 minutes and they’re adapting quickly to the pace of Super Rugby.

He says they’ve been put under the situation by Cawanibuka in the pre-season.

“With the help of Master Naca who has trained us really well and got us conditioned right I guess we were conditioned for the pace and the length of the game to go the full 80 minutes I guess it’s just turning up with the right mentality.”

Meanwhile, Fijian Drua coach Mick Byrne has named his team against the Hurricanes on Sunday.

DRUA (1-15): Haereiti Hetet, Zuriel Togiatama, Samuela Tawake, Isoa Nasilasila, Sorovakatini Tuifagalele, Meli Derenalagi (c), Kitione Salawa, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Simione Kuruvoli, Kitione Ratu, Jona Mataiciwa, Apsialome Vota, Selestino Ravutaumada, Kitione Taliga

RESERVES: Tevita Ikanivere, Meli Tuni, Manasa Saulo, Chris Minimbi, Raikabula Momoedonu, Leone Nawai, Teti Tela, Onisi Ratave

HURRICANES (1-15): Xavier Numia, Asafo Aumua, Tyrel Lomax, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Justin Sangster, Blake Gibson, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Tyler Laubscher, TJ Perenara, Aidan Morgan, Salesi Rayasi, Billy Proctor, Bailyn Sullivan, Wes Goosen, Josh Moorby

RESERVES: Dane Coles, Tevita Mafileo, Owen Franks/Pasi Tosi, Caleb Delany, TK Howden, Cam Roigard, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Riley Higgens

The Fijian Drua will play the Hurricanes at 3:35pm on Sunday.

SOURCE: FBC SPORTS/RUGBY.COM.AU/PACNEWS