OLD is Gold, they say, and the experience of numerous past battles will come to the fore and play a deciding role in tomorrow's Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge.
Like modern technology, the mobile phone now also has TV, internet and radio.
It's become an essential tool in the rat race of everyday life. But you have to recharge it three to four times a day to maintain connection which in turn adds to the strain in the budget and electricity costs not only on the family, but the Fiji Electricity Authority and the government expenditure.
However, compare this to old technology of a small transistor radio with two penlight batteries and all the available sources of information from the numerous radio stations, you don't miss much.
In fact you save money and learn more and you can have all the music you like 24/7 — waking up the next day in the next couple of weeks Tupe Nanovo and Mike Radua will still sound fresh as ever, if you are a Viti FM enthusiast.
The message is Old is not only Gold but it spells reliability when you certainly need it.
And that's how two Naitasiri veterans in Senivalati Vunibola and Mosese Luveitasau are important in this weekend's Naitasiri challenge as well as Dale Tonawai and Samu Bola for Suva. They may have lost some of the vim and whims of youth but experience of leadership will play a key role.
Vuinibola and the two Suva loosies have one thing in common and that is they are turnover specialists in the tackled ball department and that's where the eye of the storm will be.
Fiji Bitter Suva cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of last week against Vatukoula with Naitasiri this Saturday.
Naitasiri fans are expected to sweep on the capital this Saturday in large numbers with confidence that they will end Suva's Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy reign.
Last week's display by Vatukoula was an indication to the hillmen that the trophy holders may be waning from mental and physical fatigue.
Certain lapse in concentration saw the goldminers run in three tries while goalkicker Isoa Donaldson missed sitters.
A fresh start to this year's campaign could pay off for the hillmen after a dismal Digicel Cup competition performance where they failed to make the top four and a berth in the semifinals.
The union changed their coach in an effort to boost their chances.
Sailosi Naiteqe Sr took over the team from Reverend Joji Rinakama last year but he has been replaced by schoolteacher Eroni Vereivalu.
The Assemblies of God under-19 coach has proven himself by coaching AOG to the Deans final.
While Rinakama's team had a powerful pack and technique, Naiteqe's side had fitness and the AOG master will blend these two powerful elements of different coaching styles to that of a powerful running rugby with hard defence as his trademark.
Naitasiri have in the past week been pounding the grounds at the FNU grounds in Nasinu, drawing supporters and fans.
Suva is expected to meet its match in the forwards this weekend with skipper Tonawai and Bola back after a breather and it may have been the master stroke for coach Salimoni Ravouvou.
Suva hopes also hang on fullback Donaldson's kicking boots as it will certainly boil down to who has the better kicker.
Naitasiri's Kolinio Vunaki is a proven match winner with his boots and he will definitely punish Suva if they allow him to.
So discipline is the keyword as the teams have the same style of rugby but with the new coach at the helm it will be a guessing game for Suva coach Salimoni Ravouvou until halftime.
One thing is for sure though. Naitasiri will be playing physical and non-stop rugby and will try and prevent Suva's dominance on rucks and mauls, keeping turnovers to a minimum.
Once they can deny Suva possession in these areas and the set pieces, the game is theirs.
But whatever the outcome, the much-awaited clash could also end up as a kicking game with the deciding points to come in the final quarter.
The challenge for the two coaches is to adopt the modern expansive rugby and the team that can master this in whatever conditions that may arise could provide the surprise package.
Second-phase play really brings out the Fijian flair and continuity is the name of the modern game and when a coach marries the two together, the result is both winning and entertaining rugby.