NAVY's 2012 Escott Shied winning team dominate the Fiji Bitter Suva run-on team for this afternoon's Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge against reigning champions Nadroga at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
And Fiji Bitter Suva coach Salimoni Ravouvou will bank on this winning combination to help the side try and end a seven-year Farebrother drought.
Navy players that have been named include Vesi Rarawa, Manasa Saulo, Savenaca Tabakanalagi, Osea Vereivalu and Lemeki Damu in the forwards while Aporosa Kenatale, Emosi Mulevoro, Josaia Lotawa and Sikeli Vuruna will spearhead their attacks from the back.
Navy has been a consistent performer in the Suva club competition, winning the Fiji Bitter Escott Shield in the past two years.
Ravouvou has selected policeman Samu Bola to lead the capital city side.
Bola, 29, was also this week included in the 36-member Flying Fijians squad for the November Europe tour.
Ravouvou has named his strongest line-up available without key players Ilitomasi Nawalu, Napolioni Naulia, Osea Kolinisau, Leone Tabuarua, Benedito Koroi and Maikeli Mocetadra.
Ravouvou also named an experienced front row trio of Rarawa, Viliame Veikoso and Saulo in an effort to try and stop the powerful Nadroga pack from dominating the battle up-front.
Former national 7s rep James Browne is the only other experienced campaigner in the Suva pack this afternoon.
Nadroga coach Esala Nauga has named a very experienced side.
In the backline, Fiji Bitter Suva has a very young and new combination and they will have a tough time trying to contain the hard running Nadroga backs which will have the services of former Flying Fijians wing Isoa Neivua, Jiuta Lutumailagi, Jonetani Ratu and Mesulame Soga.
Even the experienced trio of former Fiji sevens halfback Emosi Vucago, Jonetani Ralulu and Sekove Leawere have been named to start off the bench in this game.
The Fiji Bitter Suva team moved to Lautoka on Wednesday and trained in the sugar city on Thursday as they round off preparations for their biggest game of the season.
The game will be controlled by Nadi referee Samu Tuidraki, who will be assisted by James Bolabiu and Napolioni Locoloco.
The game kicks off at 3pm.