15 Apr 2017

All Blacks Sevens want more

9:58 am on 15 April 2017

The All Blacks Sevens side is hoping to better their preformance in Hong Kong and take out the Singapore leg of World Series this weekend.

Tim Mikkelson (L) will sit out the Singapore tournament with a shoulder injury

Tim Mikkelson (L) will sit out the Singapore tournament with a shoulder injury. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The side only managed a fifth place finish in Hong Kong and sit in fourth place overall.

Four changes have been made to the starting line up after a spate of injuries - Dylan Collier and Isaac Te Tamaki suffered knee injuries in Hong Kong and Tim Mikkelson is out with a shoulder injury.

Regular captain Scott Curry is unavlible for the tournament due to planned personal commitments, DJ Forbes is stepping into the role.

Coach Scott Waldrom said players from the 10s side who were in Hong Kong have been picked to start.

Joe Webber, Lewis Ormond and Teddy Stanaway will return to the squad and Tone Ng Shiu who sat of the Hong Kong Tournament is back.

"It's great to welcome back experienced players like Joe, Teddy and Lewis who have played for New Zealand, Singapore gives them an opportunity to step up and get some game time.

"I know the new guys coming in has bought enthusiasm so we're looking forward to the weekend," Waldrom said.

He said the team is focusing on being more consistant.

"We came close against series leaders Fiji and South Africa, there were some encouraging moments in Hong Kong that we want to repeat this weekend, but we know we must beat all these teams to take out a tournament."

The All Blacks Sevens play Scotland, Wales and USA toady, with the finals tomorrow.