DIGICEL Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan has laid down the challenge for players wanting a place in the team for the next leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series which starts with Dubai 7s at the end of next month.
Ryan, who is expected back in Fiji by next week, said only the best players would be selected in the future national team.
Speaking after the Gold Coast 7s where Fiji won the plate final beating Kenya 36-0, the former England coach said they had to work hard to get better results in the upcoming tournaments.
"My message to the boys and the other players who want to play for Fiji is they've got to be prepared to work hard.
"I've worked with this England team (in the Gold Coast 7s) before and they have about four months of conditioning and everyone saw how fit they were.
"We don't want to be beaten by teams in terms of fitness and it's easy to sort that out.
"We won't be the fittest team in Dubai but we will be better.
"The new players can be developed into good players and this is a group thing."
Looking into the future, Ryan said he would be looking at all players available before selecting his team.
"I'm going to cast my net far and wide and I'm sure that all players understand it.
"They all want to get into the best team and they must know it's not going to be an easy ride.
"Every player must work hard for their place so that we can get better."