Three Fijians named in NZ 7s
January 24, 2019 4:42 pm
New Zealand 7s coach Clark Laidlaw has named three Fijian players in his final 12 member squad for the Hamilton tournament.
Speedster Jo Ravouvou returns to the side after missing the first leg of the World Rugby Series.
Vilimoni Koroi and Jona Nareki also make the cut into the final team.
All Blacks 7s captain Tim Mikkelson says the team is focused on winning the tournament this weekend.
“I think we are just focused on our own roles in this tournament and looking at our pool every team is a tough team here and any team can probably win this tournament.
New Zealand is pooled with Spain, Canada and Japan.”
Meanwhile, the Fiji 7s begins its campaign against Wales at 10.52am on Saturday then faces Argentina at 2.42pm and plays Australia in its last pool match at 6.52pm.
The Cup quarter-final begins at 10.36am on Sunday, Cup semifinal starts at 3.16pm and the final is scheduled for 7.10pm.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.
New Zealand 7s squad.
Scott Curry, Tim Mikkelson, Tone Ng Shiu, Joe Ravouvou, Dylan Collier, Vilimoni Koroi, Sam Dickson, Andrew Knewstubb, Regan Ware, Kurt Baker, Jona Nareki and Sione Molia.