DIGICEL Fiji sevens head coach Ben Ryan is looking for athleticism in players that he wants to recruit for national duty.
Ryan, who arrived into the country yesterday, has sought the assistance of Fiji Rugby Union academy's manager Franck Boivert to help in identifying players.
He revealed that Fijian players lacked the athleticism needed to play high intensity sevens rugby.
Ryan is planning to expand the national squad for the upcoming HSBC Sevens World Series tournament in Dubai and George.
Boivert, who was the Coastal Great Eight sevens tournament scouting players, said Ryan was looking for young players that have athleticism.
"Ben has asked me to help him identify players that have the potential to be in the national squad," Boivert said.
"He also wants to check with the form of some players he has already identified.
"He is looking for athleticism in players, this Ben believes has been missing in the Fiji sevens team for a long time."
Boivert was impressed with some former reps such as Apisai Domolailai, Ratu Meli Kurisaru and current Wardens Gold captain Sakiusa Nadruku who have been in top form for the clubs over the weekend.
Kurisaru and Domolailai are suspended from national duties.
The Fiji sevens team will be in camp at Uprising Beach Resort this week before being