THE 2013 Wellington Sevens title is ours, says Fiji Rugby Union abbreviated code selector and champion local club coach Lote Rasiga.
"I think we will win this one and the one after that (Las Vegas)," he said yesterday.
"Judging from the players we have and the hard work that has been done by the officials, there is no reason why we should not win."
Rasiga said the selectors had done their bit and roped in the finest reps for the third and fourth legs of the 2012/2013 IRB Sevens World Series.
"It's now left to the coaches to mould them into a winning combination," said the veteran mentor of Lami-based Red Rock club.
He rates Australia as a potential threat in pool play. Fiji is also pooled with Portugal and Scotland for the two-day tournament.
"They look better with every tournament," Rasiga said.
"They have improved tremendously since I last saw them at the Coral Coast Sevens," he added referring to the Aussie team's participation at the Uprising Sevens in Lautoka last weekend.
Rasiga said good coaches always worked on rectifying errors instead of only focusing on their team's strength.
"That's what most of these teams do, teams like Wales, Kenya and others that have improved so much over the years," he said.
"We should do the same. We need to improve our kick-offs, we need to chase them and win them. Also the lineouts and our defence. We have to strengthen in these areas and hopefully that's what the coaches have been working on."
Lomaiviti winger Eremasi Benito and Red Rock's Jasa Veremalua are two players he rates highly.
"They both are extremely talented out of the new faces coming into the squad. It's good for them, it's good for the team, the more exciting new talent we have, the better. It gives us depth with our pool of players."
The Wellington Sevens will be held next Friday and Saturday with the Vegas tournament scheduled a week later.
Should Fiji win its pool, they're most likely to face England in the third cup quarter-final, and should Fiji finish second or New Zealand loses to England then it will be a Fiji-New Zealand showdown in the final eight. New Zealand leads the IRB standings with 60 points followed by France on 46 and Fiji on 44.