VILIAME Satala reckons Namosi can give Suva a fair challenge for the Farebrother Trophy at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
"As long as they keep the Suva forwards in check," said the Lautoka coach, whose side was beaten 0-23 by the holders last weekend.
Former Flying Fijian and 2005 Rugby Sevens World Cup winner Satala has a few tips for the challengers after seeing his side lose their way in the wet conditions.
"Namosi will be better acclimatised to the slippery conditions if it continues to rain," he said.
"They will have to contain the Suva forward pack. If you give them lot of possession, they will play most of their game upfront.
"They like to play it tight. They have a good scrum, lineout and a good drive.
"That's because they have a lot of experienced players in their pack. If you let them dictate the pace of the game then you hardly stand a chance."
Satala feels Namosi would be better served playing running rugby then to take on the opposition forwards.
"Namosi's forward pack is not bad either but I feel inexperience could prove the difference and also if they will be able to play the full 80 minutes," Satala said.
"Suva's backline is not as free-running, robust and stylish as Namosi's, that's why I feel the challengers should run the ball at every opportunity.
"That's another way of keeping the powerful Suva pack off the ball and give them the run-around. Once Namosi can get on the board early, it will become catch-up rugby and that will make it interesting."
Namosi, Satala added, will have to keep their discipline.
"You can't afford to give Suva penalties in your own half, they have good kickers."
Hooker Viliame Veikoso, outside centre John Stewart and Nacani Wakaya scored in Suva's win last Saturday with Isoa Donaldson kicking two penalties.
Namosi will miss hardworking flyer and new Fiji sevens rep Leo Naikasau but such as Setefano Cakau, Sailosi Naiteqe, Joji Ragamate, Ilai Tinai and Lepani Botia are sure to feature for the underdogs.