TOKATOKA Westfield Babarians coach Timoci Tavai hopes new Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan sees what other coaches have failed to see in his players.
Tavai made the comments after his side, playing as Fiji Warriors, beat international teams such as Argentina, France and the United States at the Fiji Water Centennial International 7s tournament at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.
Players such as speedster Filipo Nakosi, towering 22-year-old forward Semi Kunatani, Pio Tuwai, Sanivalati Ramuwai and nippy playmaker Waisea Nacuqu impressed for the Nadi-based club.
He said most of his players had proven themselves at previous local tournaments such as Marist and Nawaka 7s.
"I'm happy with the way we played, especially against the international teams," he said.
"Some of these players have proven themselves before and I hope under new coach Ben Ryan, he'll be able to see what other coaches are not seeing."
The Warriors beat Argentina 17-5, France 21-10 and the United States Eagles during round-robin matches yesterday.
However, they lost to Wardens, playing as the Fiji Barbarians.
"We started well, beating France and Argentina, but we lost to Wardens (Babarians) and we bounced back against USA.
"Now, we have to go back to the drawing board and regroup before our next games."
The Warriors play Argentina in the first Fiji Water semi-final at 12.28pm today.
The Fiji Barbarians take on France in the second semi-final at 12.50.