Fijian Drua

Lote Tuqiri praises Fijian Drua

The Drua are second on points differential after winning two of their first three matches and host reigning champions Perth Spirit in Suva tomorrow afternoon.

Fiji-born Tuqiri says World Rugby deserve praise for getting behind the Drua team.

"You've only just seen the tip of the iceberg - they've played three games, they've won two and the ones that they have won have been pretty convincing," he said.

"It's entertaining rugby, it's not your stock-standard like we get in Australia.

Biting citing sours Fiji team's Australian NRC debut

Fijian Drua hooker Samu Suguturaga will face a NRC judicial hearing on Tuesday night after allegedly biting his opposite number, Brisbane City skipper Andrew Ready, on the ear in a scrum.

Ready reported the incident to the on-field referee immediately during his team's 45-36 opening round win at Ballymore on Saturday.

"I'm lucky he was wearing a mouthguard otherwise he would have had the whole thing [ear]," Ready said later, sporting two stitches in his outer ear.