FORMER national rugby winger Marika Vunibaka is hoping to unearth more talent worthy of donning the national jumper.
The 38-year-old is the coach and player of the Lomaiviti Babas side that has participated in local sevens tournaments last year.
Two players in his team — winger Benito Eremasi and rover Manasa Nayavi — were part of the national sevens team fitness test on Monday.
He said there were more players out there with talent but needed more time and guidance to become national reps.
"There are a lot of boys out there, I have some in my team with the talent to play rugby and the dream to wear the white jumper," the former Canterbury Crusaders winger said.
"What these boys need is the right guidance and coaching to set them on the right path so that they use their talents the right way so that they can become national reps," he said.
Vunibaka was with his team at the National Fitness Centre on Monday and he said proper training and preparation was important to players.
"For my team, most of the boys have never been to the gym. They have been just running and playing all this time.
"Running is good but players need to go to the gym to work on their upper body strength so the balance between running (legs) and upper body strength is equal.
"For my team, we are targeting to play in more sevens tournaments, there is one later this month we will begin the year with that.
"But we will participate in more tournaments because the more they play the better they become and maybe in two or three years time, these players could try out in the national sevens team," he said.