JUST a day before departing for the Northern Tour, the Flying Fijians were reminded that they had an obligation in the team — "taking responsibility for discipline".
With head coach, Inoke Male earlier mentioning the team's ambitions of improving its world ranking, the team management revealed that discipline is crucial for the side, on and off the field.
The Flying Fijians will leave the Nadi International Airport tomorrow to take on Portugal, Italy, Romania and the Barbarians during the tour.
Team manager Joe Brown said discipline was the platform set within the team's camp.
"Discipline is everybody's problem, not only the manager or coach but everyone," Brown said.
"They must take charge and take ownership of discipline both on and off the field."
He said modern rugby was professional and discipline would be vital in every role.
"Rugby is a professional sport nowadays, the players and members of the team including the management have an obligation that includes taking responsibility for discipline."
Fiji plays Portugal in its opening game on November 9 before facing Italy on November 16.
The Akapusi Qera-captained side then faces Romania on the 23rd and the final clash against the Barbarians on the 30th.
The side leaves the Fiji Rugby Union house for Nadi at 4pm today. The overseas players will join the team in France.
Brown said the local players were injury-free despite some playing in the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge between Tailevu and Nadroga over the weekend.
Flying Fijians squad:
Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Campese Ma'afu, Setefano Somoca, Manasa Saulo, Peni Ravai, Vili Veikoso, Seremaia Naureure, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Wame Lewaravu, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Api Naikatini, Nemani Nagusa, Mala Ravulo, Netani Talei, Sakiusa Matadigo, Nikola Matawalu, Nemia Kenatale, Henry Seniloli, Seremaia Bai, Waisea Luveniyali, Alex Rokobaro, Levani Botia, Nemani Nadolo, Vereniki Goneva, Napolioni Nalaga, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Waisea Nayacalevu, Metuisela Talebula, Timoci Nagusa, Akapusi Qera (c).