FORMER Flying Fijian and national sevens star Sireli Naqelevuki has advised the Fiji team to play their hearts out for family, province and country in the Wellington 7s tournament this weekend.
The tournament kicks off tomorrow and will see our national side face Scotland, Australia and Portugal in pool play respectively.
Naqelevuki, a seasoned sevens player with 80 tournaments to his name from 2002 to 2007, has rated the Wellington tournament as always tough but exciting.
He said in order for the players to do well in the tournament, they must not worry about their critics but work on winning the tournament.
"The Wellington 7s is always tough and exciting because it is one of the best tournaments in the circuit," the 32 year old said.
"I would tell the boys to go enjoy themselves and enjoy the challenge, show their God given talent and don't worry about the critics and show the world what Fiji rugby players are made of," he said.
"Fijian players are the best sevens players in the world and that is what our players need to show to the world."
Naqelevuki said the new players will get along well with the senior players in the team and has asked the nation to give the team their full backing.
"I think the new players will adapt well with the senior boys especially Setefano Cakau, he has been there for years and he will know how to jell in the new boys."