The All Blacks Sevens squad to prepare for the third leg of the 2016/16 HSBC World Series, the Wellington Sevens, will assemble in the capital on Thursday 21 January.The squad of 22 players features four additional players following the weekend’s Bayleys National Sevens, three of whom are new to the All Blacks Sevens.
The team to play Wellington Sevens will be named on Monday 25 January.
The squad is;
- Kurt Baker (Taranaki)
- Dylan Collier (Waikato)
- Sam Dickson (Canterbury)
- Akira Ioane (Auckland)
- Rieko Ioane (Auckland)
- Gillies Kaka (Hawke’s Bay)
- Antonio Kiri Kiri (Manawatu)
- Ben Lam (Auckland)
- Josh Van Lieshout* (Counties Manukau)
- Tim Mikkelson (Waikato)
- Sione Molia* (Counties Manukau)
- Lewis Ormond (Taranaki)
- Augustine Pulu (Counties Manukau)
- Billy Ropiha* (Hawke’s Bay)
- Ardie Savea (Wellington)
- Teddy Stanaway (Bay of Plenty)
- Isaac Te Aute (Bay of Plenty)
- Isaac Te Tamaki (Waikato)
- Beaudein Waaka (Taranaki)
- Regan Ware (Waikato)
- Sonny Bill Williams (Counties Manukau)
- Joe Webber (Waikato)
*new squad member
Kurt Baker returns to the All Blacks Sevens as a contracted squad member for 2016.
Scott Curry, Declan O’Donnell, DJ Forbes and Sherwin Stowers were not available because of injury. Liam Messam was not available due to rugby commitments in Japan.
The New Zealand Sevens will be held at Westpac Stadium from 30-31 January. For more information about the tournament, please visit our events page.