30 Apr 2012

Tietjens names team for final Sevens legs

2:47 pm on 30 April 2012

The New Zealand rugby sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens has named his team for the final two legs of the Sevens World Series in Scotland and England.

The team was named following New Zealand's 19-35 loss to Australia yesterday in Sydney and Tietjens says the exhibition match served as a good opportunity for some young talent, and players coming back from injury, to have a run against a quality international side.

This weekend Captain DJ Forbes will play in his 50th IRB Sevens World Series tournament in Scotland and teammate Lote Raikabula could notch up his 50th appearance if he plays both tournaments.

New Zealand head into the final two tournaments of the season as series leaders on 128 points, with Fiji just six behind.

Players not considered for selection due to injury are Toby Arnold and Scott Curry.

New Zealand Sevens Squad

Tomasi Cama

DJ Forbes

Frank Halai

Bryce Heem

Mark Jackman

Solomon King

Tim Mikkelson

Waisake Naholo

Charles Piutau

Lote Raikabula

Ardie Savea

Joe Webber