THE Australians anticipate the Fiji Water International Sevens to be "a fiercely competitive tournament".
Roza Bacelas, the project manager rugby communications for the Australian Rugby Union, said they were happy to be invited to play in the tournament.
"We are very excited to be part of the Fiji International 7s tournament because we are also working towards the first leg of the IRB Series on the Gold Coast," he told the UR7 website.
"The Fiji Water International 7s tournament will be a great opportunity for us to look at players before we finalise our selection."
They will feature in the Oceania competition alongside host nation Fiji and are on a mission.
"We hope to win the tournament! Playing Fijian teams in Fiji is possibly as hard as beating them in Hong Kong! They love to win at home!"
"Fiji is a fantastic place to visit. Teams are often lulled into a false sense of security with the friendly people, big smiles and warm handshakes. When you are out on the rugby field, Fijians are fierce competitors and we must be aware of this.
"The competition looks to be shaping up with some very strong international teams. We are excited and grateful to be invited."
Australian men's sevens coach Michael O'Connor will lead the team. They arrive in the country today.
The Fiji Water International 7s will be played this Friday and Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.