The Fijian Drua backs the proposed Skipper Cup 2024 dates, which align with the start of the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific season, allowing Drua players to participate in the local provincial competition.
The Fiji Rugby Union has suggested beginning the Skipper Cup competition in February 2024.
“This is positive news for local rugby in Fiji and allows consistent rugby content throughout the year. The Fijian Drua would like to make public their unreserved support for such a change,” Fijian Drua CEO Mark Evans said.
“This would allow members of the extended Drua squad to have much-needed game time during the Super Rugby Pacific season and play for their local provinces to further build links along the playing pathway. The Fijian Drua very much hopes the provincial unions will support such developments. This will also be a great boost for fans and Skipper Cup teams to have some of our players representing their various provincial teams and adding to the quality of the game.”
The Fijian Drua will commence their 2024 Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific season against the Blues on February 24 in Auckland.