8 Oct 2018

Sport: Fijian Drua seal semis spot, eye home advantage

1:38 pm on 8 October 2018

The Fijian Drua have qualified for the playoffs in the Australian National Rugby Championship after prevailing 40-35 over the Canberra Vikings in Lautoka.

The competition leaders raced out to a 33-7 lead on Saturday afternoon after crossing for five first half tries in the space of 17 minutes.

But the Vikings hit back with four tries before the hour mark to go two points in front.

Right winger Levani Kurumudu scored his second of the match to restore the Drua's advantage as they held on for a fourth-straight win on home soil but coach Senirusi Seruvakula was far from happy with his side's performance.

"A win is a win but it was a very disappointing game for us," he said.

"There was a lot of errors and we have been penalised a lot and (you) can't afford that in this level."

The Fijian Drua made a winning start against Melbourne Rising.

The Fijian Drua have won all four matches on home soil this season. Photo: Fiji Rugby

The Drua are away to the second placed Western Force this weekend in their final round robin match and Senirusi Seruvakula said, despite five wins from six games, the team still have a lot of work to do.

"Looking at our players (with) the talent we've got we could be unbeatable in the competition but when they're not focused and they are carried away by leading the score it's very disappointing when they don't follow our game pattern."