NZ hopes to end five-year drought in HK 7s
April 1, 2019 4:40 pm
The New Zealand 7s side is hoping to end its five-year drought in Hong Kong this weekend.
Assistant Coach Tomasi Cama says they have a very good squad knowing they are in a pool of death having Fiji, Australia and Kenya.
“Pretty good squad and we’re close to our strongest squad for the year and there’s a few boys coming back from injuries and same as Scott Curry, Dillian Collier and obviously Joe Webber in the mix now and Curt Baker who misses out in the tournament and they’ve been doing the work here and they’ve been training well with us this week.”
New Zealand last won in 2014 when they defeated England 26-7 in the final.
NZ has won 11 times in Hong Kong while Fiji has lifted the title 18 times.
Fiji meets Kenya at 11.37pm on Friday in its opening pool match, they will then play Australia at 5.13pm Saturday before taking on New Zealand at 8.55pm.
The cup quarterfinals start at 2.58pm on Sunday, cup semifinal final begins at 7.41pm and the cup final kicks off at 11pm on Sunday.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.