A MORE tactical approach and going for as much points as possible through their kickers will be a better option for Namosi in their Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge against Suva.
Suva has greatly improved from when they last met and Namosi won and Thomson Park is a far cry from the modern facilities at the ANZ Stadium.
Suva's defence was impenetrable last Saturday against Lautoka and trying to take the Suva forwards head-on early will be disastrous as they tried against Nadroga in the Digicel Cup semifinal.
The Timoci Wainiqolo coached side were awarded kickable penalties but opted to go for the line-out and make a surge for the scoring line three times but failed.
Every early point through their kickers Ilai Tinai and Joji Raqamate will be fuel to get the fire going.
They need to play eighty minute rugby leaving their best in the last quarter where Suva has won many games in like they did against Nadi in the Digicel Cup semi-final.
But only their coach Timoci Wainiqolo knows how far they can last and will make his battle plans according to the strength of his team.
Against Nadroga the backline combination of Levani Botia, Iliesa Salusalu and Setefano Cakau made good breaks but they lacked timely support.
Flying Fijians flanker Alipate Vuaiviri and Vaione Tegu have the experience in timing their passes or running into passes through any little opening and they will be dangerous.
Also in high pressure rugby their kickers had tried to go for distance but failed to find the line-out.
So instead of screwing down the lid on the pressure cooker they were allowing themselves to be pressured.
On the other hand they could still stay with their original game-plan and test the Suva defence and anything can happen and an early try will be a morale booster.
But they need to maintain continuous pressure throughout.
Namosi will have to improve on their finishing and killer instinct and the 35-3 score against them by Nadroga in the first Digicel Cup semi-final last month was not a true indication of what they can be capable of.
Suva should not underestimate the potential of the Nabukebuke team.
Suva have the forwards and the dominance upfront to control the situation in every department.
They can turn over rucks quickly especially with the loose forward trio of Dale Tonawai, Samu Bola and James Brown.
Fullback Isoa Donaldson is a steady last man of defence and he has mastered the Laucala ground well and his raking kicks has sent oppositions backpedalling.
His goal-kicking is near-perfect, his positioning sound and he is doing what a good fullback should be doing.
He is yet to make the final step in joining the backline passing to complete his bag of skills.
Suva coach Salimoni Ravouvou is a perfectionist and we have yet to hear him say that his side played well despite winning games.
It shows that Suva have not shown their full potential.
They have all the firepower in their arsenal but are picking and choosing which ones to use against the opposition.
Some weeks they are one dimensional getting the ball to the other half and letting the forwards do the rest with pick ands drive.
Some Saturdays they vary their tactics and the backline start scoring.
In the Digicel Cup final against Nadroga they had all pistons firing but were outwitted by Setefano Samoca's men.
Three times they came close to the scoring line Samoca and his forwards committed fouls, professional or just by desperation by coming on the side of the ruck and stealing the ball.
Offside infringements would have allowed the attack to get going but taking the ball ended the forward movement and Suva had to settle with penalties.
Tomorrow's game will also be tough.
It's time they emptied their arsenal and make their coach happy.