LUKE Masirewa has set his sights on making a living from rugby.
The 18-year-old is following the steps of his father Waisiki by donning the New Zealand 7s jumper.
He was part of the New Zealand 7s team which won the HSBC South Africa 7s in Port Elizabeth last month.
Luke, who is born and bred in New Zealand, is looking forward to featuring in the Uprising Fiji International 7s in Lautoka this weekend.
He said the last time he was in Fiji was five years ago.
"I'm glad to be back but I'm nervous and excited at the same time to play in the tournament here," Luke said.
"It was a good feeling to win in Port Elizabeth because it was my first tournament as well.
"Here I'm looking forward to the atmosphere and the crowd. It is good to be home."
Luke's father, Waisiki, proved to be the hero for the New Zealand 7s team in the final of the Hong Kong 7s in 1996. He scored the winning try as New Zealand edged Fiji 19-17 and equalled Fiji's feat of a Hong Kong 7s hat-trick.
Luke is one of the players who has been eyed to be part of the New Zealand team for the next leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
"I have been training hard for the last couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year," the Waikato player said. "I have been waking up early in the morning and going for a run. Dad has been on my side. I haven't seen some of my family in a long time here so it will be good to catch up with them.
"My aim is to keep training and playing rugby and hopefully make a living from the sport."