SAWANI-based Samurai Barracudas want a top eight finish at this weekend's Coral Coast Great Eight 7s tournament in Sigatoka.
Barracudas coach Sailosi Naiteqe Sr said they were going to this tournament with a mission as only top eight teams would win a spot to play in the Coral Coast 7s tournament next month.
The Barracudas is one of the 24 teams that will be playing in the two-day tournament to be played at Lawaqa Park.
Naiteqe said he had been trying out new combinations when playing in local sevens tournaments as he wanted to form a very good team for this tournament.
"I have been preparing the team for some time now and we participated in four local tournaments around the country," Naiteqe said.
"I believe we will have a combination of some young players with some old and experienced players when we go down to Sigatoka."
Naiteqe said former national sevens reps Nasoni Roko and David Batiratu had only joined training last week after returning from playing club rugby in Sri Lanka
"Nasoni, David, Saula Rabaka along with Filimoni Seru and Lekima Tuidraki are some players who will be leading the team's campaign in the tournament.
"Like any other team playing in this tournament, we also want to do well and earn a spot in the Coral Coast tournament next month," Naiteqe said.
"All the games are important as we only have two pool games before the play-offs and quarter-finals.
"We need to make the quarter-finals to be able to play in the Coral Coast 7s."
Naiteqe said sevens competition in the country was now different compared to the past when a team could dominate in most tournaments.
"Now we can have a champion in every new tournament because all teams are coming well prepared, with a higher level of fitness and good combinations."
Top teams that will be playing in the Coral Coast Great Eight 7s tournament include last Saturdays Central Coast (Sydney) 7s tournament winner Westfield Babas, Army, Navy, Red Rock, Police, Hydro, Ratu Filise, Mala Young Boys and Nabua which also made the Central Coast 7s semi-finals.