Learning as we go: Fijian Drua coach Byrne


Following their goal of a double win in front of their home crowd, Fijian Drua coach believes this is a “learn as we go” journey.

Mick Byrne is pleased with the performance of the players, who, despite being under pressure, came out on top in their Super Rugby clash against the Rebels on Saturday.

He said hey will need to do a little more work in the coming weeks and train harder during their downtime.

“Over the last couple of weeks we were a bit slow on the blocks and we know we can go 80 and we know we can play but we just needed a start. I’m just really proud of the way every single player came out to start the game and we got points on the board. It was more the performance we did, the way we did, the way we started was really pleasing.”

Despite a couple of disappointing losses, Byrne believes they can still make it to the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, Fijian Drua has moved up to seventh on the ladder after round six of the Super Rugby Pacific.

The Drua’s 38-28 win over the Rebels sees them leapfrog from ninth to seventh with 13 points.

They are now ahead of the Reds, Rebels, Western Force, Waratahs and Moana Pasifika.

Still at the top and undefeated so far is Chiefs with 27 points.

The Hurricanes come in second with 23 points while the Brumbies are third with 21.

The Crusaders sit in fourth with 19 points, three away from the Blues with 16 and the Highlanders who are at sixth with 14 points.

Fijian Drua is on a bye this weekend and will resume in round eight against the Brumbies next Friday.