Tietjens keeps options open

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:59
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New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has named a 19-man squad ahead of next weekend's Wellington Sevens.

New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has named a 19-man squad ahead of next weekend's Wellington Sevens.

The final team of 12 for the fourth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series will be named on Monday.

Sevens contracted player Toby Arnold was unavailable for selection due to injury.

Defending champions New Zealand have established a 14-point lead ahead of their nearest rivals France after three rounds of the series and are the top seeds in Pool A.

They will face England, Spain and the United States for one of two qualifying places for the Cup quarterfinals.

New Zealand Sevens squad: Kurt Baker, Tomasi Cama, Scott Curry, Sam Dickson, Matt Faddes, DJ Forbes, Mark Jackman, Rocky Khan, Gillies Kaka, Warwick Lahmert, Milford Keresoma, Ben Lam, Tim Mikkelson, Luke Masirewa, Lote Raikabula, David Raikuna, Trinity Spooner-Neera, Sherwin Stowers, Belgium Tuatagaloa.

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Sat, 22 July 2017
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Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
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Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
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Pool 0
Team P W D L Pts
Spain Sevens 0 0 0 0 20
Korea Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Chile 0 0 0 1 10
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 1
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool 20
Team P W D L Pts
Uganda Sevens 0 0 0 0 2
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Japan Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens
Hong Kong