THE Police Sharks want to win the 2012 Vodafone Cup competition to boost their Police Rugby League World Cup title defence.
The law enforcers won the world title in 2008 and are preparing to defend it in June next year in London.
Sharks team manager Aminisitai Seru said the win in the domestic rugby league competition would justify their preparation for the world event.
"Winning the Vodafone Cup will be a morale booster for the team and it would be justification as well for the players and prove that they are the best candidates to represent the country in the world cup," he said.
But before grabbing their desired morale booster, the Sharks will have to overcome the mighty Sabeto Roosters in the semi-final tomorrow at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.
Seru said they would miss the services of hardworking prop Samuela Kunanitu in their do-or-die clash.
He said they had capable replacements in the squad and remained optimistic of making it into the final stage of the competition.
"The team is preparing well. We have a few injuries but we will be able to come with the best game on Saturday," Seru said.
Seru rated the Roosters highly, saying the Nadi-based side would be hard to beat. But he said they had few tricks up their sleeves which they would be unleashing on Saturday to down their fancied opponent.