THE Police rugby league team is gearing up to defend its Police Rugby League World Cup title in Europe next June.
With 2008 Police RLWC winning coach Sale Tubuna back at the helm for the top job, the lawmen are relishing the huge responsibility that lies ahead.
Tubuna has already mapped out a plan to defend the title.
He is hoping to select a strong team from the Police Sharks that have been competitive during the Fiji National Rugby League club competition for the past years.
"We will start with our training from this week. Most of the Police players are also in the Fiji Residents side so we just have to polish few things up before the world cup in June," Tubuna said.
Players like Tikiko Uluiviti, Samu Bola, Penaia Vakaruru, Jim Patrick, Akuila Masi, Ovini Burekalou, Daniele Tabuakuru and Lasaro Turagadrau were part of the victorious 2008 Police team.
Turagadrau, Samu Kunanitu, Burekalou and Tabuakuru could again force their way into the final team.
Tubuna said they had players who had impressed for the Police Sharks during the FNRL club competition.
"We now have a much better player base where we can select the final team. The Police team is playing in the club competition so that makes it a bit easier to pick the final team," he said. Police Fiji beat New Zealand in the 2008 final.