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All Black Sevens team named for Las Vegas

Sean Willis

allblacks.com     02 Mar 2018     Sean Willis

1. Scott Curry - co-captain
2. Tim Mikkelson - co-captain
3. Trael Joass
4. Joe Ravouvou
5. Dylan Collier
6. Vilimoni Koroi
7. Sam Dickson
8. Andrew Knewstubb
9. Regan Ware
10. Etene Nanai-Seturo
11. Ngarohi McGarvey-Black*
12. Sione Molia
13. Joe Webber

* on debut

All Blacks Sevens Coach Clark Laidlaw said the team had prepared well for the tournament, and they were now looking forward to starting the weekend competition.

"We think it's a strong team - a team that's got good strength and depth on the bench, with guys who will come in and make a difference," he said.

Laidlaw said Ngarohi McGarvey-Black was ready for his debut and they had great confidence in him, despite some obvious nerves.

"I think he’s pretty excited and pretty nervous at the same time. He’s preparing well, the guys are making him fit in well and feel welcome and helping him get up to speed on how we want to play the game. It’s hard because it’s a little bit earlier to play him than what he thought but we've got every confidence in him or we wouldn't have put him out there," he said


Las Vegas Sevens - All Blacks Sevens match schedule:

Saturday 3 March
12.22pm (NZT) v Uruguay
3.23pm (NZT) v Argentina

Sunday 4 March
8.52am (NZT) v Scotland

Monday 5 March
Finals TBC

Watch New Zealand Sevens on SKY Sports

Coverage will be broadcast on SKY Sports Pop Up 2

World Rugby HSBC Men's Sevens Series tournaments

2017/2018 Schedule
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 1-2 December, Dubai – RUNNERS UP
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 9-10 December, Cape Town - WINNERS
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 26-28 January, Sydney – FIFTH PLACE
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 3-4 February, Hamilton – FOURTH PLACE
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 2-4 March, Las Vegas
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 10-11 March, Vancouver
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 6-8 April, Hong Kong
Commonwealth Games, 13-15 April, Gold Coast
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 28-29 April, Singapore
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 2-3 June, London
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, 8-10 June, Paris
Rugby World Cup Sevens, 20-22 July, San Francisco