THE Digicel Fiji 7s team coach Timoci Wainiqolo continues to stress to his players the importance of the task at hand.
With only four players in the team who have had international exposure at the IRB Sevens World Series, keeping the boys focussed is one of the biggest jobs on Wainiqolo's hands.
Osea Kolinisau is the only survivor from last year's winning team.
Kolinisau and captain Levani Botia are tasked with keeping the players in line away from home
"The boys have prepared well. This is a new atmosphere for most of them but it doesn't take away our goal. We're looking forward to the start of the tournament," Wainiqolo said.
"I've been advising the players of the task at hand and that we're here on a mission. The country and the government have sent us here to do a job and we must fulfil it."
For Wainiqolo this will be his first outing as a coach on the series after leading his Wardens team to champion status on the local scene. "I see this as a challenge. I have been able to identify the areas that need to be worked on and the standard the players need to be at for the tournament.
He called on the fans to continue to support the team.
Yesterday, the side had two training sessions and was hosted to dinner by the Fiji Pacific Club to celebrate Fiji Day.