The New Zealand rugby sevens captain DJ Forbes admits they do feel the pressure playing in front of a home crowd and that has probably played a part in a lack of success in recent years.
New Zealand has not won the Wellington tournament since 2008.
This side contains 5 members of the Commonwealth Games and they're second in the current standings after making the semi-finals in Dubai and winning in South Africa.
Forbes says they're under greater scrutiny in the week leading up to this tournament.
New Zealand play Scotland, papua New Guinea and Argentina in pool play today.