FORMER Flying Fijians captain Netani Talei has full confidence in the national side selected for the northern tour.
On Wednesday, national head coach Inoke Male named his 30-member squad for the tour and a notable exclusion was Talei, who had captained Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup competition.
It was later revealed the 29-year-old was ruled out because of an injured knee.
Speaking to Times Sport from Scotland where he plays for Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup competition, Talei said something bigger awaits the boys.
He said the squad was not being named only for the northern tour, but the coaching staff were looking towards the future.
"The team named sounds young and enthusiastic and I'm sure there's a bigger plan for this squad then just the November tour," the Tavualevu villager said.
"It all has to do with progress and development."
The robust loose forward said the tour to face top teams in the northern hemisphere would boost the confidence of the local players.
"It should be a good test and confidence boost for the local boys.
"And no matter whatever the outcome of the November tour, we as a nation should be thinking about rebuilding and development.
"So hopefully late next year and the following year leading to the world cup, we should be all the combinations and potential to overcome Tier One nations."
Talei has asked the players to set goals and work towards achieving them.
"To the boys, nothing is impossible. Set your goals and aim for it. Time, dedication, hard work and patience will eventually pay-off.
"To the management and players, all the best and good luck. I will be cheering from my sofa â€¦ 'toso Viti toso'," he said.
Fiji will play England on November 10, Gloucester on November 13, Ireland A on November 17 and Georgia on November 24.