FORMER Wallabies prop Cameron Blades has challenged the forwards to lift themselves in a bid to earn a positive result during the northern hemisphere tour.
Blades, who has been drafted in as the Flying Fijians scrum coach and technical adviser, says the forwards will need to set a stable platform to win the matches, especially the first Test against England.
The 42-year-old believes the national side has a chance of winning the four matches on tour. He said there was no point in playing a game if there wasn't any chance of winning it.
"The challenge is to win the England game," Blades said.
"That's obviously going to come off a stable forwards platform. That is one thing that we have been working very hard on.
"We have not played England in 13 years so it will be hard to know where we are at in terms of their standards. I'm confident that if we can lay a good foundation up front, we have got the backs to score many points."
"We will start off with the England game and I genuinely think we have a chance of winning every game. There is not point of running out there if you don't. The two Test matches will be the biggest challengers. If we can get over the line in those then we can have a great tour."
Blades spent two weeks in Suva grooming the national side. He said more matches against the bigger nations would be beneficial for Fiji. Blades said this would only be possible if Fiji would moved up the world rankings.
"Fiji needs to play more tier one nations," Blades said.
"The higher the calibre of teams you play against the better you can prepare your team for the next challenges. But the way it is with the rankings it just makes it a bit hard for Fiji."
"If we can get a start and get a roll on it in some of the big games our rankings will go up and suddenly everyone wants to play you. We are in a situation right now where we have to wait and buy time and regroup from where we were last year. Those opportunities will come. If Fiji can get in an expanded competition then it will be ideal."