THE Digicel Fiji sevens team will use the failure to win at the past Dubai Sevens as a motivating factor in the tournament later this month.
Fiji, which leads the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series, is the top seed in the Dubai 7s to be held on November 30 and December 1.
The national side had not won the Dubai 7s, despite coming close on several occasions, since 1998.
Assistant coach Timoci Wainiqolo said their aim was to break the 13 year drought in Dubai.
"We are well aware of the fact that we haven't won the Dubai 7s title in the past 13 years.
"It's a big challenge for the team and we will encourage the boys to do it this year," the former national rep said.
"The players know what is expected of them. They just need to work together to achieve the goal."
Wainiqolo and head coach Alivereti Dere will be naming the 14-member squad for the second leg in Dubai and South Africa tomorrow.
Wainiqolo said the national squad would then march into camp on Tuesday next week to start their final preparation for the upcoming tournaments.
With players released for this weekend's Service 7s, Wainiqolo said the tournament would be a good hit out for the participating squad members.
"We will start our preparation from Tuesday next week and for that reason we can't release the players for the Coral Coast 7s," he said.
"After two weeks of training we will name the final 12-member team."
Meanwhile Ilai Tinai and Joiji Raqamate both have niggling injuries, but Wainiqolo says they should be back in training next week.
"They have both been under observation and the physiotherapist has been taking them through pool and recovery sessions," he told FRU.
"But should either of them be unable to recover in time, we have replacements for them in the extended squad."
Fiji head Pool A in Dubai where they face pool matches against Kenya, Spain and Scotland.
Fiji Sevens extended squad:
Forwards - G Tube, T Vuadreu, S Cakau, T Vakadranu, L Botia, I Tukere, V Sokiveta, S Dawai, S Levula, P Nawavu, A Simolo, I Naiubi.
Backs - J Raqamate, I Tinai, K Taliga, S Lutu, J Stewart, N Wakaya, A Ratini, S Vuruna, P Vaciloa, M Bula, W Nagusu, J Tuwai.