The Fijian Drua made their presence felt in Super Rugby by coming from behind to beat the Melbourne Rebels 31-26 for their first victory in their first home game of the season on Friday.
The Brumbies, Crusaders and Reds kept their unbeaten Super Rugby Pacific records intact at the weekend but competition newcomers Fijian Drua slumped to another heavy defeat.
The Western Force scored an impressive bonus-point victory away over the Melbourne Rebels, while the Brumbies crushed newcomers the Fijian Drua in Canberra on Saturday.
The Waratahs ended their 13-match losing streak with a bonus-point victory over tournament newcomers, the Fijian Drua, in Friday’s Super Rugby Pacific opener.
The Waratahs used the power of their pack to give the Fijian Drua a tough welcome to Super Rugby Pacific in a heated 2022 season opener in Sydney on Friday.
The Fijian Drua performed their traditional war dance, the Bole, before the kick-off of the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific match against the Waratahs on Friday.
World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has hailed the inclusion of Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika in Super Rugby as “a game changer” for rugby in the Pacific region.