DIGICEL Fiji 7s Head Coach Alifereti Dere will be liaising with his assistant Timoci Wainiqolo via telephone during the Wellington 7s.
Dere was not part of the travelling team yesterday due to New Zealand's stance of not issuing visas to military officers after the 2006 coup.
Wainiqolo said they would miss Dere's on field guidance.
He said Dere would be analysing their games by watching them on television.
"We will be liaising with him before and after every game," Wainiqolo said.
"He will be analysing our performance by watching the tournament on television. We have done that in the past and it has proven fruitful."
Dere was also denied a visa to travel to Australia last October when the Fiji team won the Gold Coast 7s.
The Wellington 7s starts on Friday.