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Super Rugby: Drua eyeing landmark upset

As Fijian Drua continue to settle into life in Super Rugby Pacifica, the club are going in search of their first back-to-back wins in the competition when they face Western Force on Friday.

The Drua make the trip to Perth looking for revenge after suffering a narrow 20-18 defeat in their inaugural meeting back in March. 

It looks set to be an intriguing contest at HBF Park between two sides that have struggled for consistency throughout this Super Rugby campaign so far. 

Force desperate to back up Highlanders win

WhatWestern Force v Drua
WhereHBF Park, Perth
When19:35 (AEST), Friday 12th May
How to watchStan Sport
OddsWestern Force 1.80, Drua 2.02

Western Force have been on a miserable run with one victory in their last seven outings, but that win was in their last home game at HBF Park. 

The Force managed to secure an impressive 30-17 win over the Highlanders in Round 9 and will be looking for a similar performance this week against the Drua. 

Western Force will be boosted by the return of Wallabies front-row duo Tom Robertson and Folau Fainga’a for the game this week, which will give the hosts an advantage up front. 

Confidence has seemed to be fragile in the Force camp due to recent results and making a strong start will be key if they are to make it back to back home wins, which they are 1.80 to do.  

Keep an eye out for Zach Kibrige in the AnyTime Tryscorers market as he is 2.10 to add to his eight tries for the season. Only two players have scored more tries in the competition so far this term.

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Drua determined to secure landmark win 

Having secured a 27-24 win over the Hurricanes in their last outing, the Drua are going in search of their first back-to-back wins in their fledgling Super Rugby history. 

Drua are also set to be handed a significant boost with stars returning to the fold. Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta returns to the second row, while captain Meli Derenalagi, Eroni Sau and Jone Koroiduadua are also back in the starting XV. 

Looking to cause a shock on the road, Fijian Drua are available at 2.02 to come away from Perth with what would be their fifth win of the season.

Expect a low-scoring contest 

When it comes to tries, no team has scored fewer than the Force’s 32 this season. Fijian Drua have not fared much better with their 37 tries seeing them down in 10th of the 12 teams in the scoring stats. 

With that in mind, this might well be another cagey affair as it was in their meeting earlier in the Super Rugby season. 

Under 58.5 points would have landed comfortably in their first ever clash and is available at 1.91 to come in again this week. 

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