Brothers to take on SVNS world as New Zealand squads named for Singapore


After confidently declaring in Hong Kong China that a New Zealand Cup final win “isn't it” in the SVNS Series, Cody Fay will be looking to help the All Blacks Sevens team win more silverware alongside his brother Kitiona.

For the first time ever in the SVNS Series, the Fay brothers will wear the black jersey side by side when the All Blacks Sevens take the field at the Singapore National Stadium early next month from May 3-5.

The Vai brothers, the sixth pair of brothers to represent the All Blacks Sevens team, were selected to play in the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s in Suva towards the end of March but Kitiona was not selected in the Hong Kong Sevens team for about a week. Later.

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“It means a lot to us,” Cody Faye said. Rugby Pass After winning the Hong Kong Sevens Cup final.

“Hong Kong is one of the cities we want to turn around and (we will) probably go up from there until the Olympics.

“This is not it. This is part of the journey and obviously the ultimate journey is the Olympics.

With the SVNS Series regular season coming to an end in Singapore, both Vai brothers will be looking to contribute to New Zealand gaining some momentum in the Madrid grand final after being named in the latest touring squad.

New Zealand Sevens has confirmed the men's and women's squads for the HSBC Singapore SVNS, with the return of veteran Lewis Ormond and 2023 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year, Leroy Carter.

Ngarohi McGarvey-Black, a hugely talented playmaker with extensive experience on the international sevens circuit, also returns to the All Blacks Sevens squad.

After leading the team to Hong Kong Sevens glory earlier this month, Dylan Collier will captain the New Zealanders in the second event on the bounce.

The New Zealand men will face arch-rivals Australia – who have included 2023 Junior Wallabies captain Teddy Wilson in their squad for the first time – SVNS Series leaders Argentina and Canada.

As for the Black Ferns Sevens, they are looking to win a fourth consecutive cup title. After a slow start to the season, which was dominated by arch-rivals Australia, the New Zealanders recovered to win finals in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, China.

“Obviously we weren't impressed or happy with our performance at the start of the season. We had a lot of things we needed to work on,” Michaela Blade told this outlet at the Hong Kong Stadium.

“There are a lot of teams that are starting to develop their skills very quickly, so for us, we just wanted to stay ahead of the game by being the best versions of ourselves.”

The return of Alina Saili headlines a star-studded New Zealand travel squad that includes the likes of Blade, Jazmine Felix Hotham, Captain Risaliana Buri Lane, Stacey Waka and Portia Woodman Wycliffe.

Canada, Ireland and Spain will look to disrupt the Black Ferns Sevens' recent dominance in pool play. The Irish are the only team other than Australia to win a cup final this season (Perth).

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All Black Sevens

Leroy Carter, Dylan Collier (c), Tibai Cook-Savage, Fehi Venianjanovo, Andrew Knewstop, Moses Liu, Ngaruhi McGarvey Black, Tun Ng Shiu, Lewis Ormond, Brady Rush, Kudero Fay, Ketona Fay, Regan Weir

Black Fern Sevens

Michaela Blade, Jazmine Felix Hotham, Taisha Ekenasio, Shirai Kaka, Tayla King, Jorja Miller, Manaya Noko, Mahina Paul, Risaliana Puri Lin (c), Alaina Sayle, Teresa Setifano, Stacy Waka, Portia Woodman Wycliffe





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