NATIONAL sevens head coach Alifereti Dere believes Fiji's win at the Gold Coast 7s tournament three weeks ago can be repeated at the Dubai 7s tournament next month.
This despite the fact that eight changes will be made to the national side for the next leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Only Lepani Botia, Ilai Tinai, Joji Ragamate and Alipate Ratini from the Gold Coast 7s winning side have been retained in the 24-member training squad that marched into camp on Tuesday at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua.
Dere believes the squad has what it takes to continue the winning momentum.
"From the players we have selected, we know their capabilities and I believe the performance at the Gold Coast 7s can be repeated," the former national captain said.
"The reason we have retained only four boys is because so they can adjust and work out team bonding with a new set of boys."
The first few days of camp will involve the players attending lectures to get their mind-set fixed on their plan for the leg and the administration requirements.
Dere named Isikeli Vuruna and Peni Vaciloa as the only two carrying niggling injuries.
He said the squad consisted of capable players who could help Fiji retain kick offs and contest high balls.
Meanwhile, Dere said the national team would not compete in any local tournament to prepare for the Dubai 7s and South Africa 7s tournaments.
"For the first two weeks, we will not play as a team but the players will be released for club commitments," he said.