THE Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) says the upcoming northern hemisphere tour is vital for them in setting a good platform for the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) in England.
The Flying Fijians is set to play Test matches against England, Georgia, Ireland A and Gloucester in the November tour.
The national 15s team head coach Inoke Male said the tour would allow the team with the rebuilding phase ahead of the RWC.
"First, the tour is vital for Fiji in our rebuilding phases and for marketing as well," he said.
"The tour commences on the first week of November, so the team will definitely be announced before the end of September and camp will be on October that is our planning so far."
FRU, following the disastrous 2011 RWC outing in New Zealand vowed to use more local talents in the upcoming international fixtures. Male said while they were counting on their home grown players, the overseas-based would be given a fair go in the selection.
He said the local-based players eyed for the tour were undergoing the Daily Training Environment (DTE) program conducted by the High Performance Unit.
Male said the FRU trainers would monitor the progress of the players and the selection would be based on their results.
"Players that are overseas-based were once local and we must give them a fair chance as well so our monitoring program is already underway," he said.
"Through this we can know which players are performing well."