Cook Islands rugby league coach Alex Chan is well aware his team are clear underdogs for tomorrow's World Cup qualifying match against Tonga but believes they can cause a surprise.
The Kukis face Tonga at Campbelltown Stadium for a spot at the 2017 tournament, after the number of Pacific teams was cut from five to four.
It's the first time the Cook Islands have played a full international since competing at the last World Cup two years ago, with just five of those players still a part of the squad.
Alex Chan says Tonga have the edge in experience but anything can happen on the day.
"We've got a few boys that are consistent performers through their season at their respective clubs. A lot of them play New South Wales Cup so they're right on the cusp of playing first grade and I'm looking forward to unveiling a few of these names that none of the community really know too much about. We have got a big task in front of us - they're a very well seasoned, capable team, Tonga. We're really looking forward to the challenge. We know it's a big one in front of us but we'll make sure that we leave nothing behind - don't go down without swinging."