SUVA will use this weekend's National Football League (NFL) game against Tavua as a build-up for the Girmit tournament in Brisbane, Australia, at the end of this month.
The Capital City side will play in the Girmit tournament, that will feature top clubs from Australia and New Zealand, from February 21 to 24.
Suva coach Gurjit Singh said the game against Tavua was a good opportunity for the team to set its platform for the tournament.
Following losses in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries NFL matches, Suva is desperate to get into winning form with Tavua which looks vulnerable at the moment.
"But Tavua is a good side as well. They have been improving every week and it will still be a challenge for us," Singh said.
"We are only playing away games so lack of support is a factor and also the Western heat is taking its toll on the players."
Singh said they would have the services of Samuela Drudru and Leone Damudamu this weekend while schoolteacher Nathan Shivam was still in doubt because of injury.
The Tavua versus Suva match will be held at Govind Park in Ba this Saturday at 1pm.
Saturday: Prince Charles Park, Nadi - 1.30pm Nadi U21-Lautoka U21, 3.30pm Nadi-Lautoka; Govind Park, Ba - 1pm Tavua-Suva, 3pm Ba-Rewa; Pacific Theological College Ground, Suva - 3pm Lami-Tailevu Naitasiri