THE Digicel Fiji 7s team started its 2013-2014 HSBC IRB Sevens World Series campaign yesterday.
With the national head coach yet to be named by the Fiji Rugby Union, trainer Naca Cawanibuka overlooked the team's screening session at the FRU High Performance Unit (HPU) gym in Suva.
The extended squad has seasoned players such as Ilai Tinai, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Jone Vota, Levani Botia, Jasa Veremalua, Benito Masilevu, Donasio Ratubuli, Emosi Mulevoro and Osea Kolinisau.
Other players such as Suva rep Isoa Donaldson, former Flying Fijian Iliesa Salusalu, nippy Wardens scrumhalf Kepeli Namoua, who was part of the Fiji 7s side that won silver medal at the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna, were also present.
Former 7s reps Samuela Saqiwa, Niko Verekauta and Manueli Laqai are also making a comeback into the national sevens side.
The first leg of the series will be held at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast on October 12-13.
Fiji finished third during the 2012-13 series.
Under the guidance of coach Alivereti Dere, Fiji won the Gold Coast and Hong Kong tournaments last season.