THE Fiji National Rugby League hopes to negotiate Test matches for the Vodafone Fiji Bati side against Tier One Nations in the future.
The Fiji Bati has never played Test matches against New Zealand, Australia and England, expect during Rugby League World Cup tournaments.
While attending the Rugby League International Federation annual general meeting in Cardiff yesterday, FNRL general manager Tomi Finau said they would try to negotiate for more Test matches.
He said FNRL had already made its submissions through Asia-Pacific Rugby League — the motion would then be tabled at the RLIF AGM.
"That is something we are looking at, to play Australia, New Zealand and England at least once a year," he said.
"I'm attending this AGM to try and discuss this.
"We have already discussed this with the Asia-Pacific which we are a member of and it will be tabled at this meeting in Cardiff."
Finau said FNRL wanted to build relationships with other nations.
"We have not played Test matches against Australia, New Zealand and England before apart from the world cups.
"Ever since I joined FNRL that is something we are looking at, to play these nations.
"This is to help improve our rankings and also to expose our players and officials at top level."
He said nations such as Australia and England had professional approach for the game.
"Sports is more like business here," he told Times Sport last night.
"That is something we need to do, because it creates opportunities not only for players but officials too."
The Fiji Bati plays Ireland in the opening pool match on Tuesday at 9am.