Take the Fijians lightly at your peril.
That’s the message from former Waratahs coach and Drua consultant Chris Hickey, who has seen the rise of the fabulous Fijians first hand.
The Drua will host their first ever semifinal on Saturday when Canberra come to town and that’s the culmination of an academy which has harnessed the full ability of a rugby mad nation filled to the brim with natural talent.
Hickey told Rugby dot com there’s no doubt the Fijians bring a lot of natural ability, skill level and athleticism.
He said that comes from a lot of the games they play as kids on any piece of grass they can find.
The instant success of the Drua – who have qualified for finals football in their first two seasons – naturally provokes a conversation about the potential for a Fijian Super Rugby team.