The Solomon Islands will take another step in their rugby league development by competing in the nines tournament at the Pacific Games.
The Solomons have been playing full international matches for the last couple of years but have never played the nine-a-side format.
They will joined in Port Moresby by hosts Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands - all of whom competed at the 2013 World Cup.
Coach Kauka Havea accepts his squad could be in for a steep learning curve.
"We just started this year. Most of us are rugby union players. I just told my boys just enjoy the game and give it all and enjoy your time here. We're so happy to be here and show our talents."
This is just the second time nines has been a part of the Pacific Games, with Fiji winning gold back in 2007.