Rokolisoa included in New Zealand's 7s side
February 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Akuila Rokolisoa is making a comeback for the New Zealand 7s side as they prepare for the Las Vegas and the Vancouver tournaments next weekend.
Rokolisoa has been named alongside three Fijians including Vilimoni Koroi, Jona Nareki, and Joe Ravouvou in the All Blacks 7s side for the Las Vegas and Vancouver tournaments.
He missed out in the team’s selection for the Hamilton and the Sydney tournaments.
Rokolisoa made his All Blacks 7s debut in Hong Kong in 2018 and the following week he won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games for New Zealand.
The Clark Laidlaw-coached side sits atop the World Series rankings on equal points with the USA.
NZ is pooled with Spain, Canada and Samoa in the Vegas tournament.
Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways men’s 7s side kicks off its campaign against Scotland at 11.22am Saturday week, and will then battles Wales at 2.23pm before meeting Australia at 7.52am next Sunday in its last pool match.
The quarterfinals start at 1.46pm on Sunday, semifinal begins at 9.12am on Monday while the final will be played at 12.30pm.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.
The All Blacks Sevens squad is;
Kurt Baker – Manawatu
Sam Dickson – Canterbury
Scott Gregory – Northland
Trael Joass – Bay of Plenty
Vilimoni Koroi – Otago
Tim Mikkelson – Waikato
Sione Molia – Counties Manukau
Jona Nareki – Otago
Joe Ravouvou – Auckland
Akuila Rokolisoa – Counties Manukau
Tone Ng Shiu – Tasman
Te Puoho Stephens – Tasman
Regan Ware – Taranaki