THE Police rugby 7s team is hopeful of a better finish in this year's Coral Coast 7s after finishing second best in the 2011 final.
Laced with former national 7s reps in Sitiveni Waqa, Sakenasa Aca, Peni Gaunimeke and upcoming stars like speed merchant Sunia Kubu and Apete Naikolo, the Nasova brigade is strongly tipped to win the top award.
Coach Manasa Bari said the players had been reminded of the mammoth challenge ahead of them and the boys were confident of their chances.
The former national rep said his troops had prepared well for the battle and would leave no stone unturned in their bid to win the tournament.
Bari said his team had the material to achieve their goal and he had told his troops to give their best in all the games.
"We lost in the final last year and our target this year is to win the tournament," he said.
"We are aware of the tough challenges ahead of us.
"I have told the boys to treat all the games as the final and to play all games as if it is their last 7s game on earth.
"We have done our bit during training and we are ready to show our worth during the tournament."
Bari said he had a few surprises up his sleeves.
"I am banking on speedster Sunia Kubu and utility backline Naikolo to boost the team's campaign."
"These boys have done wonders in some of the recent 7s tournaments and they are expected to show their dominance in this weekend's 7s festival."
Police is pooled with Serevi's Select, Tomasi Cama's Lomaiviti Babas and Outrigger.
The competition kicks off today.