Two Fiji Airways Drua players to face judicial hearing


druuaTwo Fiji Airways Drua players will face a judicial hearing over the allegations of eye‑gouging against Canberra Vikings hooker Folau Faingaa last Friday.

Center Eroni Vasiteri and fullback Apisalome Waqatabu have been ordered to appear in front of judicial officer Terry Willis at Australian Rugby Union headquarters on Thursday.

The Vikings lodged a formal citing after an incident at a ruck midway through the first half where the home side thrashed the Drua 66‑5.

Meanwhile, Drua General Manager Chris Thomson says they have done the review of last week’s game and have put their focus on the Rams.

He believes they were caught off guard against the Vikings last Friday.

Meanwhile, the clash between the Drua and the Rams is also the challenge for the Horan‑Little Shield which is equivalent to New Zealand’s Ranfurly Shield.

The Shield is named for former Wallaby players Tim Horan and Jason Little to symbolise friendship and community.

Horan and Little played together and against each other from junior club level all the way up to become Australia’s centre field partnership in winning the Rugby World Cup.

The Drua will take on the Greater Sydney Rams at 4pm Saturday.