THE Fiji Residents players will feature in the Topline Warriors 9s tournament tomorrow.
Fiji National Rugby League development manager Jo Rabele said the residents players would form a team of their own in the tournament.
So far, 12 teams have been confirmed for the tournament that will be played at the Suva Grammar School grounds in Suva.
Rabele said the players had been training all this time and had not featured a game situation for some time now.
He said putting them in a game situation would show what the players had learnt in training so far.
"These players in the Residents team have just been training and have not played as a team so far," Rabele said.
"We will use this tournament to put them in a game situation to see how these players handle the pressure of being in an actual match," he said.
"By using this tournament, we can see what the players have learnt in training and if we need to teach these boys more of what we have already covered in training."
The 9s competition is the abbreviated code of the 13 men's game and uses five players in the forwards and four in the backline.
"It's quite similar to the 7s games in the rugby and here we can easily assess each players properly.
"Four players will be missing from the normal game so there will be more space on the ground and players will need to increase their work rate.
"We will also see how players beat the would-be tackler and how players create space for others to run into. All in all this will be good build-up tournament for us," Rabele said.