Fiji rugby coach John McKee said the Flying Fijians will hope to make the most of home advantage when they take on Italy this afternoon.
McKee has made six changes from the side that lost to Australia 37-14 last weekend for the match which sees a top tier nation make a rare visit to Suva.
He said he expects a tough, forward-orientated challenge from the Italians but also says they may struggle with the Pacific climate.
McKee said it is good for his team to be playing at home after last week's Melbourne excursion against the Wallabies.
"It's great that we can play these big teams here in Fiji, get them here on our turf so to speak, is an advantage for us," he said.
"Our players play all around the world and there is a lot of pride for them to come back to their country and play for the Flying Fijians in front of their families and their home fans. That is really important to us."