Fijian Drua puts in place a development squad

Underlining their intentions of creating pathways for local upcoming ruggers, the Fijian Drua today announced that it has assembled its first-ever development squad.

Made up largely of players from the Deans secondary school and the Skipper provincial competition, the 12-member squad includes the likes of Suva Grammar scrumhalf Philip Baselala and Livai Natave and has already been capped for the Flying Fijians.

In a statement, the Fijian Drua said that the development players will train alongside the main squad under the watchful eyes of Drua coaches and high-performance staff, aiming to earn a call-up to full-time professional contracts.

The development squad’s announcement comes on the heels of the unveiling of the Fijian Drua squad for the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific tournament.

Development Squad       

Philip Baselala

Joji Kunavula

Naibuka Matadigo

Motikai Murray

Livai Natave

Jone Naqiri

Fred Ralulu

Isikeli Rabitu

Aisea Tuisese

Taniela Rakuro

Sailosi Vakalokalo

Jack Volavola

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