THE Fiji Rugby Union is keen to make the FIJI Water Centennial International 7s an annual affair.
The two-day tournament which will be held on October 4 and 5 at the ANZ Stadium is part of Fiji rugby's centennial celebration.
It is also being held in a bid to host a leg of the International Rugby Board (IRB) 7s series by 2017.
But FRU board member Baljeet Singh during the official launching of the tournament in Suva yesterday said they would like to host the tournament every year.
He said this despite the result from IRB that would send an official to assess the organisation of the tournament.
"If we are successful in this we still host this tournament every year. We will try and have it before the Gold Coast 7s but that depends on the schedules."
Singh said the success of the centennial 7s was on the Fiji rugby supporters.
"If we are able to bring a leg of IRB 7s series to Fiji it will boost our tourism industry as well. We need the support of the people that they come out in numbers and be part of tournament."
FIJI Water chief executive officer Rokoseru Nabalarua said "this is FIJI Water's largest ever sports sponsorship in Fiji.
"FIJI Water and Fiji Rugby particularly Fiji 7s I think have a natural feat. Both are ambassadors of the country to the international market."
Marist Rugby Club which is organising this tournament is excited with the prospect of bringing a leg of IRB 7s series home.
Club president Lawrence Tikaram said they were consulting with relevant stakeholders to ensure the tournament was run successfully.
"This tournament is an important part for the future of Fiji 7s rugby in the country."
Meanwhile 12 teams will be part of the tournament which includes Argentina, Kenya, Samoa, Australia, USA, France, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Tonga, American Samoa and the United Arab Emirates.