THE Naitasiri rugby side will be relying on their forwards to provide good balls to the backline in the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge against Suva on Saturday.
The Highlanders are the fourth challengers that will attempt to wrest the coveted title away from the Capital City side.
Suva has beaten Lautoka 23-0, Namosi 33-17 and Vatukoula 32-20 respectively at the ANZ Stadium.
So far, they have defended their turf well but the Naitasiri side has seen how Suva plays and they know where to hit them.
Team manager Asaeli Nakatasavu said they respected Suva and they knew that Suva was a champion side.
He said to play the champions, they had to train like champions.
"Suva is a champion side and we intensified our preparations to match Suva at their level," Nakatasavu said.
"We know what is coming on Saturday and so we have prepared accordingly to match that."
He said the forward battle would be tough and exciting to watch.
"We will be relying on the forwards to give a strong challenge to the Suva forwards and get possession.
"Once they have the possession, they can provide the backline to run the ball.
"The Suva forwards are good and we need our forwards to be hungry and disciplined to get the ball legally for us to make use of the possession."
Nakatasavu said they would be ready by Saturday to win the trophy they last held in 2009.