SEVENTEEN Wardens players have been named in the Namosi Rugby Union training side for the 2013 Digicel Cup competition.
Among them are national sevens reps Ilai Tinai, Joji Ragamate, Levani Botia and Jone Vota.
Namosi is making a return to the main competition after a lapse of two years and have set their sights on a top six finish this year.
Last year they won the B division and then thrashed Rewa 43-6 to qualify for the top flight.
Union secretary Isireli Nataqa said they aimed to begin their preparation for the 2013 season this weekend.
He said they had named 34 players in the training squad and the final selection process for the players who would compete in the Digicel Cup competition would be after their 10s competition next month.
"Even though we are coming back to the main competition after two years, we are confident of a good outing," Nataqa said.
"We have set a target of finishing in the top six of the competition so that we can also challenge for the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy," he said.
He said the Wardens players were influential in their rise last season and those players would be the core of the side for 2013.
The other two influential Wardens officials in the side were coach Timoci Wainiqolo and trainer Max Hughes — both of whom are now with the national side — Wainiqolo as assistant national coach and Hughes as the trainer.
"Players like Tinai, Ragamate, Botia and Vota who have been with the national sevens side were our kingpins last year and they can help us win games this season too.
"They are senior players in the side and their knowledge has been really helpful to the younger players in our squad."
Nataqa has asked the players to be at Thomson Park in Navua at 9am on Saturday to prove their availability to the union.