FRANCE-based Napolioni Nalaga jets in today to join the Sigatoka River Safari Navosa side for the Coral Coast Sevens.
"He had called up earlier and told us that he wanted to play," team manager Josh Ratukuna said yesterday.
Former Flying Fijian Nalaga featured for Navosa in the same competition last year.
They made it through to the main semi-finals, going down to eventual winners the Wardens.
"Nalaga brings a lot of experience with him and he is equally good at sevens," Ratukuna said.
The fifteens influence stands out for Navosa as they head into camp today.
Kele Leawere, Fiji skipper at the 2007 World Cup, is coaching the side.
"He is coaching the Navosa fifteens but for the first time is in charge of our sevens team," Ratukuna said.
Ratukuna said Leawere had been driving home the importance of playing as a team.
He said they were keen to throw individualism out of the window with the focus being on teamwork.
Nadroga Stallion Jonetani Ratu is yet to join camp.
"He has some family commitments but has not been ruled out just yet. He could still play for us," Ratukuna said.
Nadroga halfback Etonia Bula is in the team with another key player Ratunaisa Narukutabua.
"We have been training hard and aim to do better than last year.
"This tournament will be very tough as all the teams will come prepared.
"There is a lot to play for and everyone will be gunning for a win. We are very serious as well and will go into camp.
"Hopefully, Nalaga joins us before the games as he jets in tomorrow morning (today) from France."
The Coral Coast Sevens starts on Thursday and ends on Saturday.
The winning team will get $33,000 with $11,000 going to the runners-up.