Drua defeat Rebels in trial match

Players from both teams, Fijian Drua and Melbourne Rebels congratulate each other after their match today, January 28, 2023. Picture: SCREEN GRAB

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua beat the Melbourne Rebels 24-0 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi in their pre-season trial match this afternoon.

The hosts scored four tries against the visitors.

At halftime both team were locked at nil-all.

Drua coach Mick Barne was able to test his combinations before their Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific campaign kicks off on February 28 against the Moana Pasifika in Auckland.

A notable combination in the test today was between 18-year-old halfback Philip Baselala and veteran flyhalf Teti Tela.

The duo did put on a good performance and a few more matches will work well for the two.


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