11 Oct 2010

All ahead for NZ sevens team

7:59 am on 11 October 2010

The New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens says a lack of game time and match fitness could hurt his side as they begin their quest for a fourth consecutive Commonwealth Games gold.

The men in black kick off their Delhi campaign against Canada this evening.

Tietjens has the services of four All Blacks in the side but concedes their inclusion has been somewhat of a mixed blessing as they haven't been a part of the side through this season's World Series.