ALIVERETI Dere will be coaching the Digicel Fiji 7s team in the Fiji Water Centennial International 7s tournament which starts tomorrow at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
The two-day tournament which will run concurrently with the Oceania 7s will allow the newly-appointed national 7s coach Ben Ryan to gauge the performance of the players selected to feature in the Gold Coast 7s, the opening leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series.
Ryan will be the team technical adviser this weekend.
The former England 7s coach also said he would be on a lookout for talented players for the remainder of the tournaments in the series.
"That's great because that gives me a chance to look properly at the players' weak ends and also the reserves that will play with the other teams," Ryan said.
"The cream of Fiji 7s players will be participating in both tournaments so it gives me a chance to see who else is on the radar looking with one eye towards Dubai and South Africa to make sure that we got the very best Fijian players playing in the island wearing the white shirt."
Ryan also thanked Dere during the team handover yesterday for his support in helping him settle with the Fiji 7s team.
Fiji is pooled with Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu in the Oceania 7s.