National Rugby League club South Sydney Rabbitohs are eyeing Fijian talent to be part of their squad for the 2013 season.
Rabbitohs recruitment manager Mark Hughes was present at the Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup finals in Suva yesterday.
He said some players had been earmarked by former Fiji Bati Wise Kativerata and former Fiji Bati coach Jo Rabele.
"We have two identified by Wise and the rest by Rabele here that we are looking at and the best one will get an opportunity to go to Australia," Hughes said.
"I just have to see if he is ready or no and if he is then we are good to go and if not then we will wait for him to be ready," he said.
He said whichever players was chosen would first be placed with the under-20 development program of the Rabbitohs.
"In that program, the players play in the National Youth Championship (NYC), and that team is the feeder team to our main squad.
"So if the selected player was to impress us in the NYC then he will be moved up into the main side to get a shot the NRL jersey."
Hughes said more clubs in the NRL were on the lookout for Fijian talent after the rise of players like Akuila Uate, Sisa Waqa and Marika Koroibete.
"Who knows how many Uate's and Koroibete's are in Fiji, we don't know and that is why we are coming here.
"I am looking forward to coming here more often because from what I have seen, there is abundance of talent in Fiji," he said.
Hughes and Kativerata had known each other for the past 16 years and both have been helping each other find talent. Kativerata, a former Fiji Bati finished his NRL career with the Rabbitohs.