The coach of the Fijian Drua says he is disappointed his team won’t have an opportunity to regain the Australian National Rugby Championship title.

The 2020 NRC competition has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Drua made the semi-finals in their debut campaign in 2017 before winning their maiden championship in 2018.

Last year they made the semi-finals despite missing a number of their top players.

Senirusi Seruvakula said he wasn’t surprised by the cancellation but was hoping other options would be available.

“Our aim was to win it again and I’ve got all the players that I
wanted but it was just disappointing the NRC won’t happen,” he said.

“I was expecting this would be the case but if there was another way
to make it happen, if we could have been based in Australia for the
whole season, but this is the decision and we just have to go with it.”

“A lot of the overseas players, they are in the country at the
moment. If the NRC was happening then surely they would be coming in and
would be keen to join the squad,” he added.

Senirusi Seruvakula also coaches the Fijian Latui in the Global Rapid Rugby competition, which was cancelled in April.

RNZ

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