THE Fiji Rugby Union is meeting the requirements of the International Rugby Board that is needed to host a leg of the world sevens series in the country, says union chairman Filimone Waqabaca.
The IRB will send its official to monitor the FIJI Water Centennial International 7s which will be held at the ANZ Stadium on October 4 and 5.
Proper organisation of the two-day tournament will help FRU's bid of bringing a leg of the international 7s series to Fiji.
Waqabaca said they were working tirelessly with the tournament organiser Marist Rugby Club to ensure all the requirements set by the IRB were met.
He said they had finalised all the logistics which included the team accommodation and transportation.
Waqabaca added they were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the participating teams.
Papua New Guinea is the only overseas team that has arrived while the remaining teams arrive early next week.
"It's been a challenge organising an event like this for us, the Fiji Rugby House, but this is something we welcome and we hope this event will be a stepping stone for Fiji in securing a leg of the IRB series," Waqabaca said.
"We are trying to do our best to organise the event up to the expectation and standard. They (the IRB) have given us certain requirements that we must meet and we are meeting those requirements to date."
Waqabaca said the Centennial 7s provided Fiji with a perfect opportunity to showcase its ability to host an international event.
He said Fiji would benefit immensely from hosting a leg of the IRB 7s series.
"We are trying to pass the message to IRB that we are now ready to host a leg of the 7s series and my appeal to the nation is 'come and support this effort'."