RUGBY friends and former national 7s teammates Waisale Serevi and Manasa Bari will face off in this weekend's Coral Coast 7s.
The duo, who were members of the victorious Fiji 7s team that won Fiji its first ever World Cup in 1997, will be on opposite sides of the field when pool games start tomorrow.
Bari's Police team will be tested when it faces Serevi's Select early in the tournament.
"This is one of our biggest challenges in the pool games," said Bari.
"Age might be taking its toll on Serevi but he still has the class and the experience to win games even if he's barking orders from the sideline.
"I have known Serevi during his playing days and he's the kind of player who can create something out of nothing.
"I have reminded my players not to underestimate him and his team because they have the players who produce results."
"And with England's 7s icon Ben Gollings by his side, Serevi's team will be a team to reckon with during the tournament."
Former national reps such as Emosi Vucago, Pio Tuwai, William Rasileka, Filimoni Botitu and former US 7s skipper Matt Hawkins will spearhead Serevi's team in the onslaught for the main title.
"Serevi is known for moulding players to realise their full potential and he is the best in the business — we are expecting the same from his team.
"But again our players know the significance of the game and nothing will take away our aim of winning the title.
"We respect Serevi's team like — wise for all teams but when it comes to rugby battle we are ready to face any team during the competition," he added.