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NZ announces 7s teams for Rio Olympic games

New Zealand has announced the line-up of men and women sevens teams that will be heading to Rio for the Olympic games on August. The 12 players in each team were revealed at a special announcement at Eden Park this afternoon. All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam has been left out of the New Zealand […]

Luke Nacei

July 3, 2016 3:02 pm

New Zealand has announced the line-up of men and women sevens teams that will be heading to Rio for the Olympic games on August.

New Zealand Men's and Women's Sevens Teams for Rio Olympic. (Twitter/NZ team for Rio)
New Zealand Men’s and Women’s Sevens Teams to the Rio Olympic games. (NZ team for Rio/Twitter)

The 12 players in each team were revealed at a special announcement at Eden Park this afternoon.

All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam has been left out of the New Zealand Olympic sevens side that will compete in Rio however the¬†women’s side will be lead by Sarah Goss.

The New Zealand Olympic Men’s Rugby Sevens team consists of:

  • Scott Curry (captain) (Bay of Plenty)
  • Sam Dickson (Canterbury)
  • DJ Forbes (Counties Manukau)
  • Akira Ioane (Auckland)
  • Rieko Ioane (Auckland)
  • Gillies Kaka (Hawke’s Bay)
  • Tim Mikkelson (Waikato)
  • Augustine Pulu (Counties Manukau)
  • Teddy Stanaway (Bay of Plenty)
  • Regan Ware (Waikato)
  • Joe Webber (Waikato)
  • Sonny Bill Williams (Counties Manukau)

Travelling reserves: 

  • Sione Molia (Counties Manukau)
  • Lewis Ormond (Taranaki)

The New Zealand Olympic Women’s Rugby Sevens team:

  • Shakira Baker (Waikato)
  • Kelly Brazier (Bay of Plenty)
  • Gayle Broughton (Taranaki)
  • Theresa Fitzpatrick (Auckland)
  • Sarah Goss (captain) (Manawatu)
  • Kayla McAlister (Auckland)
  • Huriana Manuel (Auckland)
  • Tyla Nathan-Wong (Auckland)
  • Terina Te Tamaki (Waikato)
  • Ruby Tui (Canterbury)
  • Niall Williams (Auckland)
  • Portia Woodman (Counties Manukau)

Travelling reserves:

  • Michaela Blyde (Manawatu)
  • Shiray Tane (Hawke’s Bay

23 days remain for the Rio Olympic games.

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