Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens set their sights on Hong Kong return

Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens set their sights on Hong Kong return

After successfully qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics and securing their fourth successive tournament title at the HSBC Vancouver Sevens, the Black Ferns Sevens return to Hong Kong for the first time since 2001, and it will be the first time since the inception of the women’s series the best female and male players in the world compete alongside one another at the HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

Black Ferns Sevens:
3. Stacey Waaka
6. Michaela Blyde
7. Tyla Nathan-Wong
8. Kelly Brazier
11. Portia Woodman-Wickliffe
12. Alena Saili
13. Jazmin Felix-Hotham
22. Shiray Kaka
33. Manaia Nuku
34. Sarah Hirini (C)
77. Risaleaana Pouri-Lane
83. Jorja Miller

Unavailable for selection: Mahina Paul and Theresa Fitzpatrick.


All Blacks Sevens Head Coach Clark Laidlaw has an abundance of young talent named within his team including three debutants. Rhodes Featherstone, Codemeru Vai and Xavier Tito-Harris will all don the All Blacks Sevens jersey for the first time this weekend.

Dylan Collier and Sione Molia have been named as co-captains for the side in the absence of All Blacks Sevens captain Sam Dickson.

All Blacks Sevens Team:
2. Brady Rush
4. Akuila Rokolisoa
5. Dylan Collier (C)
6. Ngarohi McGarvey-Black
9. Amanaki Nicole
12. Leroy Carter
24. Tepaea Cook-Savage
25. Codemeru Vai
27. Sione Molia (C)
33. Fehi Fineanganofo
35. Xavier Tito-Harris
86. Rhodes Featherstone

Unavailable for selection: Andrew Knewstubb, Moses Leo, Payton Spencer, Roderick Solo, Sam Dickson, Scott Curry, Tim Mikkelson and Tone Ng Shiu (injury). Joe Webber and Regan Ware (personal)

Hong Kong Sevens Draw (dates/times listed in NZDT)

Friday 31 March
7.16pm: Black Ferns Sevens v Hong Kong China
7.40pm: All Blacks Sevens v Kenya
11.16pm: Black Ferns Sevens v Great Britain Sevens

Saturday 1 April
3.41pm: Black Ferns Sevens v Canada
4.04pm All Blacks Sevens v South Africa
8.49pm: All Blacks Sevens v Ireland

Play-offs begin.

Sunday 2 April
Play-offs continue.


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