THE Sharks rugby team has drafted Naitasiri fifteens fullback Temesia Roko for the two-day Great Eight 7s tournament which kicks off at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka today.
Sharks official Josh Ratukana said Roko would be an asset to the team with his speed and good defence.
Ratukana said they believed Roko had special talents which they would like to expose during the tournament.
"Sevens rugby now is very different and we want to use the best available local talent in our team," Ratukana said.
"If we want to do well in a tournament like this we have to get the best players available around the country.
"Even though we're from Nadroga we just saw the talent that Roko has and we asked him to join our team," Ratukana said.
Ratukana said they would field two teams in the tournament.
"Our second team is Yamacia and we have former national fifteens skipper Kele Leawere as our coach."
"I believe we have some of the best young talents from the provinces of Nadroga and Navosa and the boys are looking forward to the start of the tournament tomorrow (today)."
Ratukana said they wanted to finish on a high to qualify for the Coral Coast 7s tournament.
"We have some of the top sevens clubs in this tournament and only the best eight from here will move on to the Coral Coast 7s.
"We thank the organiser of the Coral Coast 7s tournament Jay Whyte for this idea of getting the best local teams to compete for a place in the big tournament later this month," Ratukana said.
Sharks will face Navy and Naikelimusu in pool play.