THE Fiji National Rugby League will name 30 local players today to prepare for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in October.
Currently 52 players are in camp at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks gearing up for the trials at Suva Grammar School grounds this morning.
And only the best 30 will be named to fight for a spot along with overseas-based including the National Rugby League (NRL) players.
Superstars like Lote Tuqiri, Petero Civoniceva, Akuila Uate, Jarryd Hayne, Marika Koroibete, Sisa Waqa, John Sutton and Darryl Millard have already shown interest to be part of the Fiji Bati makeup.
However, all these players will need to attend a training session in Sydney in March to guarantee their spots.
FNRL general manager Tomi Finau said the best local players would be named in the Fiji Residents side to prepare for upcoming international matches.
He said the 30 players could accomplish their dreams of playing at the RLWC if they impress the national selectors.
"We will have a trial on Saturday (today) to name the 30 players who will be in the Fiji Residents team. They will have a chance to compete for a spot in the world cup team," he said.
"And for the overseas-based players including the NRL players, they need to attend a training session in Sydney in March. If they attend then we will be aware they really want to represent Fiji at the world cup."
Finau added most NRL players were keeping their options open. The trials start at 10am today.