WORLD SEVENS SERIES

All Blacks Sevens squad for Los Angeles revealed, Kurt Baker set for 50th event

Kurt Baker. Photo Courtesy/You Tube

All Blacks Sevens squad has been announced ahead of the Los Angeles 7s scheduled for Dignity Park in the USA.

Ormond

Lewis Ormond is also back to the squad for the first time in five years and joins the likes of Leroy Carter, Che Clark, Moses Leo, Sione Molia, Tone Ng Shiu, Amanaki Nicole, Akuila Rokolisoa and Roderick Solo who are all travelling.

New Zealand have only competed in four of the eight World Series tournaments in 2021-22 due to Covid restrictions. Their best performances were in Singapore and London where they lost Cup finals to Fiji and Australia respectively. At the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, New Zealand won the bronze medal, pipped by Fiji in the Cup semi-finals.

The World Sevens Series concludes in Los Angeles, the last tournament before the World Cup in Cape Town in September.

New Zealand will have a tough pool assignment on day one, drawn against hosts USA, Commonwealth Games champions South Africa and Canada.

All Blacks Sevens squad. Photo Courtesy/New Zealand Rugby

All Blacks Sevens squad. Photo Courtesy/New Zealand Rugby

All Blacks Sevens team for Los Angeles:

Kurt Baker, Leroy Carter, Che Clark, Moses Leo, Sione Molia (co-captain), Tone Ng Shiu, Amanaki Nicole, Lewis Ormond, Akuila Rokolisoa, Roderick Solo, Caleb Tangitau, Regan Ware, Joe Webber (co-captain), Sam Dickson (14th man).

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