We Apologise to the People Back Home: Byrne

Fijian Drua Head Coach Mick Byrne has offered an apology to the people of Fiji for the team’s loss to Melbourne Rebels last night at the AAMI Park in Melbourne.

“There was a lot of frustration in the game yet there was no excuse for the red cards given and for that I apologise to the people back at home (Fiji). The two red cards were definitely costly.”

“We talk about week it (discipline) week in and week out and we need to do something about it.”

Byrne said discipline has to be an individual purpose and goal.

“The players need to find it in themselves to sort their discipline out themselves if we want our season to get back on track.”

Captain Meli Derenalagi said the players understand they are required to be professional and handle the pressure heaped on them.

“When frustration comes, it’s on us to handle the pressure in the game. We gave away penalties and that cost us, so now we have to really focus on that for the games ahead of us.”

Jone Koroiduadua and Frank Lomani were both sent off with a red card each during the game after leading the Rebels in the first half of the game.

Fijian Drua lost came away winless with 20 to the Rebels 41.

Kitione Salawa won the Player of the Match in Melbourne last night. Photo: Fijian Drua

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