THE Digicel Fiji Sevens management have been meeting lately to map out plans for the next leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Hong Kong and Japan end of next month.
Yesterday the 19-member squad marched into camp at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua with high spirits despite the disappointing performance in the Wellington 7s last leg.
Head coach Alifereti Dere said they were having a series of meetings to discuss the way forward for the team.
"At the moment, we are having meetings to plan our preparation for the Hong Kong and Japan 7s tournaments," the former Fiji skipper said.
While Dere and his assistant Timoci Wainiqolo have retained almost the same team that featured at the last leg, two key players were not part of the 19-member list released last week.
Playmaker Joji Ragamate has opted out to concentrate on the Corrections Service 12-week recruitment course while Manueli Laqai is serving a six-week ban for indiscipline at the Las Vegas 7s.
Former national sprinter Niko Verekauta, who is one of the players making his return in the team, is keen to play for Fiji in the Hong Kong and Japan 7s.
"I'm looking forward to train with the boys and maybe if all works out, be in the team for the Hong Kong and Japan 7s," Verekauta said.
"I have been training hard and playing for the Wardens club while the team was away and I will put my 100 per cent to make the cut."
The team will break camp on Thursday and players will play for their respective teams in the Nawaka 7s this weekend.
19-member squad - Jasa Veremalua, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Lepani Botia, Peni Ravai, Jone Vota, Setefano Cakau, Nemani Nagusa, Mosese Saunivanua, Viliame Navanua, Sakiusa Gavidi, Ilai Tinai, Emosi Mulevoro, Vucago Banitabua, Manasa Nayagi, Osea Kolinisau, Josua Tuisova, Benito Eremasi, Niko Verekauta, Samisoni Viriviri