NEW national sevens captain Osea Kolinisau is confident the team can retain their Gold Coast Sevens title this weekend.
As the country celebrates Fiji Day this week, Kolinisau said support and prayers from fans at home would be vital as the Digicel Fiji 7s team battles to win its third consecutive title.
"We are taking all teams seriously as all teams in the competition are getting stronger every year," he said
"We are treating every game as the final."
Kolinisau, who missed out on some of the IRB series tournaments last year, was the hero in the memorable Hong Kong victory, scoring three tries in the come-from-behind win over Wales in their semi-final. The Lau native said he was honoured to be given the opportunity to lead the team in the 2013/2014 season opener.
"Firstly, I want to thank the Lord for getting me back into the team.
"It was a surprise but I'm excited and I will do my best to help the team.
"I also want to thank new coach Ben Ryan and the team management for giving me the honour and putting their faith and trust in me to lead the team here in the Gold Coast."
Kolinisau was also happy with the selection of Ryan, saying he had started working on getting the team to play the Fijian style.
"He is not very different from the other coaches as he wants to retain the Fijian flair," Kolinisau said.