NATIONAL netball coach Unaisi Rokoura is confident the Test matches against the Malawi Queens will open doors for the top six ranked nations in the world to play against Fiji.
Malawi, which is ranked fifth in the world, will play seventh ranked Fiji Pearls on November 2 and 4 in Suva.
The former national centre believes playing against Malawi will test Fiji's strength and give an indication of where the national side stands among the top teams.
"Hopefully this will open the door for the other top six ranked nations in the world to come and play against us," Rokoura said.
"Right now we are seventh in the world and to play the top six ranked nations would be a really good opportunity for us.
"Malawi is coming over to play us and if we do well against them then maybe it might get the attention of the other top six ranked countries."
She said they have played the Pacific countries so many times that they know what to expect from them.
"We have played the Cook Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea a lot of times over the past few years. We know what they are like and we know what to expect from them during games.
"But we don't get to play the top ranked teams very often so it would be good to get them to play against us."
Rokoura said playing the top ranked nations would test Fiji in all areas of play.
"If we were to play the top six ranked nations, we could gauge where we stand.
"We can take the matches as learning experiences to see the weak areas that we can improve on.
"But for now we will focus on Malawi and prepare as best we can to take on the fifth ranked nation in the world."
Rokoura and Netball Fiji yesterday conducted their final trials at the FMF Gymnasium to select a team for the test matches.
She said they would name the squad tomorrow and begin camp either the same day or the next day.