THE Fijiana rugby side is aiming to play a few warm-up games against men's teams as part of their preparation for the Women's Sevens World Series.
The Fijiana have been drawn with England, the US and hosts China for the Guangzhou Women's Sevens in China on March 30 and 31.
Team coach Elenoa Kunatuba said they have played warm-up games in the past and it proved to be really helpful.
She has talked to the girls about it and said they were looking forward to it.
"Playing a few warm-up games before a major competition is very important and helpful," Kunatuba said.
"It helps in working out the right combinations and also helps to identify weaknesses," she said.
She said this weekend her side would compete with other women's clubs and next week they would play games against notable men's clubs.
Kunatuba said the weather would be a huge factor in determining when and where and if the games would be played.
"The weather conditions are the biggest factors. For some time now the weather has not been in our favour and we are really hoping it doesn't rain."
She said it was not too difficult for her girls to play against men and the experience would motivate them.
"Last year we played against the Marist club and at first the men didn't tackle us but later because of the stiff competition they were tackling.
"Also the girls are not afraid to play against the men. It motivates and encourages.
"Also it brings the women out of their comfort zone and if we can play well against men then playing against women would be easy," Kunatuba said.