TWO former national sevens reps are aiming to make a return to the national side while one youngster is looking for his big break in the abbreviated code.
Osea Kolinisau and Taniela Rawaqa are attempting a comeback on the international scene after successfully recovering from injuries.
Both players were injured during the Las Vegas Sevens tournament on the 2011/2012 HSBC Sevens World Series earlier this year and are itching to don the white jumper again.
Kolinisau, 26, said he had recovered well from a groin injury that required immediate surgery in Las Vegas.
"The recovery period went well and I regained my fitness after it and I adjusted well to playing," the lad from Komo in Lau said.
"Playing with the Suva rugby side in the Digicel Cup competition really brought my match fitness and game confidence back to where it was when I was with the national side."
The ginger-haired flyer said he wanted to remain injury-free this seas1on so he could be in good shape for selection for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Russia.
"I am really hoping to end this series without any major injuries because my main aim is to play in the World Cup and for that to happen, I need to be injury-free and fit for action if I am called up," Kolinisau said.
Rawaqa, who sustained a hand fracture in Las Vegas as well, said he spent his time playing sevens rugby for a Navy side in Sri Lanka after recovering.
"Now I am trying to make a comeback to the national team and I hope to do well in the fitness test," said the 26-year old.
"I want to play in the World Cup and I hope to impress the coaches in the IRB series if I am selected," added Vuda lad said.
Meanwhile, Josua Tuiova wants to follow in the footsteps of his elder brother, Pio Tuwai and make a name for himself in the sport.
Westfield Barbarians player Tuiova said his time in the fitness test was big eye-opener for him.
The Nadi-based player was a part of the Ratu Navula College under-18 side that lost to Queen Victoria School in the Deans final last year.
He said even if he did not get selected this year, he would continue to pursue his dream of donning the national jumper one day.
"I want to be like my brother, Pio Tuwai. He was a national rep in sevens and I want to do the same," he said.
"I want to become a top sevens player for Fiji one day and if given a chance I would also like to play for Fiji in 15s."