NATIONAL under-20 coach Sale Sorovaki will name the final squad to travel to the Junior Rugby World Club in South Africa by the end of this week.
While the team naming was to be done by the end of round three of the Digicel Cup competition, Sorovaki said there was no delay in the team naming.
He said the International Rugby Board had given them a deadline and they would be the first ones to receive the names of the 28 players. "Our deadline to IRB is 27th of April," Sorovaki said.
He revealed that the final squad would move into camp on the first day of May to begin the final stage of preparations for the June tournament.
"We will march into camp on the first of May. All overseas-based players have been contacted and should be all here by then."
Sorovaki is eyeing three warm-up games during the camp and is optimistic of a good outing.
"Most of our local-based players have been very diligent in their attendance to the DTEs. That is a very pleasing aspect and also they have been playing for their provincial unions for the Digicel rounds."
He also confirmed that former national sevens team rep Avenisi Vasuinubu was eligible for the tournament.
"He (Vasuinubu) has been in the under-20 squad since we started preparations. He is under-20 so therefore he is eligible for this squad just like any other player."
Sorovaki said the team management was trying to secure passports for all players in time for their departure. Trying to work around that, (passport shortage issue), as best as we can. The names are already there. Once we finalise our names, we can start pushing," he said.