THE Cook Islands is not only here to compete but to book a spot at the Hong Kong 7s and Commonwealth Games.
That's the objective the Ash Drake captained-side wants to achieve in Suva.
Fielding a young side guided by new coach Chad Tuoro, the team is looking at qualifying for the Hong Kong tournament.
"Our goal is to try and qualify for the Hong Kong 7s and Commonwealth Games," team manager Cam Kilgour said.
"We know it is going to be tough but we will give our best performance and see that we qualify for these two events."
The Cook Islands play Papua New Guinea at 9.44am today before facing Fiji and Tuvalu.
Kilgour said PNG and Fiji would be tough.
"We'll treat all pool games as a final. We had less than a week trying to put this team together. But we're going to see that we achieve what we came here for."