THE Vodafone Fiji Bati coach Rick Stone is set to name his strongest line-up for the team's opening Rugby League World Cup match against Ireland on Tuesday at 9am (Fiji time).
The team to take on the Pool A minnows was yet to be named when this edition went to press last night.
The starting line-up will be released this morning and Stone is expected to name an experienced team to play the Wolfhounds.
Fiji Bati team manager Mesake Navugona said despite being the favourites against Ireland, the side was not underestimating the opposition's ability.
"We're not underestimating any team. We are treating every game as a final and we know how important it (the world cup) is for the nation as well as the Fiji National Rugby League," he told The Fiji Times from Bolton, England last night.
Ireland has also sent a stern warning to the Fiji camp and indicated they will be ruthless in the match.
A win for either team will earn them a spot in the quarter-final.
"We aren't just here to make up the numbers. We have great players like Brett White, Pat Richards and Scott Grix, who want to compete against the best in the world," Irish coach Mark Aston told the Lancashire Evening Post.
"We are going into the game with a lot of energy, enthusiasm and motivation.
"This is a quality side with NRL players like Petero Civoniceva, and we have to handle the physical side of the game they bring."
Navugona is asking for the support of the nation as the team gets down to business this coming week to go a notch up from its fourth place finish in the 2008 RLWC.
"Just asking the people of Fiji to keep supporting us and praying for the team. We would like them to wave our Fiji flag in support for Bati on the match day."
Fiji will play Australia on November 3 (Fiji time) and England on November 10 in its remaining pool matches.
The 2013 RLWC kicked off this morning with the Australia versus England match in Cardiff.