|Union||Fiji Rugby Union|
|Ground(s)||Churchill Park, Lautoka|
Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori
|League(s)||National Rugby Championship|
1st placed (regular season)
The Fijian Drua is a rugby union team based in Fiji that competes in the Australian National Rugby Championship (NRC). The team was created by the Fiji Rugby Union and launched in August 2017, shortly before the 2017 National Rugby Championship.
In July 2017, the Fiji Rugby Union announced that they would enter a team in the Australian domestic National Rugby Championship from the 2017 season onwards following successful negotiations with the Australian Rugby Union, with home matches being played in stadia in Lautoka, Sigatoka and Suva. On 25 July, Senirusi Seruvakula was named as the head coach of the team for their inaugural season, and a few days later the first players were invited to a training camp.
The team's name, logo and kit was revealed on 16 August 2017, with the FRU announcing that the team would be known as the Fijian Drua.
Name and colours
The team is named after the drua, a traditional Fijian double canoe that served as warships in naval battles. The team's logo pictures a drua stylised inside a rugby ball, to symbolise Fijian players' speed, agility and flair. They also announced ISC as their kit manufacturer.
|2018 Fijian Drua National Rugby Championship squad|
|(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped.|
- National Rugby Championship
- Horan-Little Shield
- Season winners: 2018
National Rugby Championship
Year Pos Pld W D L F A +/- BP Pts Play-offs 2018 1st 7 6 0 1 283 175 +108 3 27 Grand final win over Queensland Country by 36-26 2017 3rd 8 4 0 4 261 245 +16 6 22 Semi-final loss to Queensland Country by 57–21
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- "Duo for Drua". Fiji Sun. 8 July 2018. Archived from the original on 5 August 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
- "Koka leads Drua". Fiji Sun. 22 August 2018. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Stewart Leads Drua". Fiji Sun. 29 August 2017. Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
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