THE Army rugby team has vowed to come out firing against Police at Churchill Park tomorrow in a bid to win the BSP Life Sukuna Bowl for the third successive year.
Army wrested the title from Police in 2010 after a five-year drought and successfully defended it last year.
The side has roped in Naitasiri coach Reverend Joji Rinakama to help in the preparations.
Army team manager Ben Naliva said the players knew their responsibility.
He said the change in venue from Suva to Lautoka was not a problem for them.
"We are ready for the showdown," Naliva said.
"The plan is to go for that hat-trick. There are no injury worries in camp.
"The captain is yet to be named. We have capable leaders in the team."
Naliva said: "The boys have done the hard work during training. Now they have to execute all that they have practised during game time.
"The morale of the players in camp is high and they are eager to defend the title."
Alefoso Yalayalatabua, Maikeli Mocetadra and Sireli Ledua are the senior players who have been eyed to lead the side.
Naliva said they were wary of the opposition.
He said the inclusion of Fiji Rugby Union coaching director Franck Boivert on the Police coaching panel was an indication of their intent to take the title away.
"Franck is a highly rated coach," Naliva said.
"Then they have Savenaca Aria who is a passionate Police person. Aria has always staked his interest with the club. Franck worked with the Nadroga team and there are many Nadroga players in the Police team.
"So surely Police will adopt Nadroga's pattern but we are ready for that. The match will be ferocious. We want to retain the title and make Police wait another year."
The Police team opted not to give interviews yesterday.