3 Feb 2013

Forbes, Baker ruled out of Las Vegas trip

5:50 pm on 3 February 2013

The All Blacks Sevens captain DJ Forbes will miss next weekend's IRB World Series round in Las Vegas with a knee injury suffered during this weekend's Wellington tournament, while wing Kurt Baker's hamstring also keeps him out.

New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens has called Canterbury's Mark Jackman and Aucklander Milford Keresoma in as replacements - both are contracted All Blacks Sevens players.

The team leaves for Las Vegas on Monday morning for the fifth round of the series, which New Zealand leads with a commanding 77 points from new second-placed side Kenya, who are well back on 56 points.