Fiji will also host NSW Waratahs and Western Force, in addition to defending champions Crusaders, Hurricanes, Moana Pasifika, Queensland Reds, and Melbourne Rebels next year, according to 2024 Super Rugby Pacific fixtures.
Venues for the Drua’s home matches are still being worked out, but officials of Fiji’s Super Rugby Pacific franchise expect another action-packed 2024 season which opens with the match-up against the Blues in Auckland on February 23.
The new season will see another Super Round in week two of the competition in Melbourne on March 2 when the Drua will take on Moana Pasifika.
Fijian Drua CEO Mark Evans said: “We will begin formal pre-season for 2024 shortly, but all Drua players are currently engaged in training and various competitions. This includes 18 main squad players currently with the Flying Fijians at the Rugby World Cup, players playing in the Skipper Cup competition in Fiji, and club competitions in Australia and New Zealand. We are all aware of the expectations of our amazing fans, who rallied us all the way to the quarter-final last season. The Drua will work hard to make them proud again in 2024.”
“We have another exciting draw with seven games in Fiji – the most ever. Three of those matches will kick off at around 1pm in the afternoon, making them an ideal Drua Day Out for fans and families, who’ll be able to return home or enjoy their Saturday afternoon after the match. We’re excited to welcome teams like the Crusaders, Hurricanes, Moana Pasifika, Queensland Reds, and Melbourne Rebels back to Fiji. Equally, it will be great for our fans to see the NSW Waratahs and the Western Force playing on Fijian soil for the first time.”
The 2024 draw sees the 12 teams playing 14 matches during the regular season, consisting of 11 round-robin matches and three additional rivalry clashes, followed by an eight-team finals series.
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