June 29, 2022
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Rokolisoa to feature in Commonwealth Games

Fiji-born playmaker Akuila Rokolisoa has been named in the All Blacks 7s final team for next month's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
 
Rokolisoa's consistent performance at the recent legs of the HSBC 7s World Series and Oceania 7s in Auckland saw him book his place in the 13-man squad.
 
The All Blacks 7s side have services of eight players from last year’s silver medal-winning Olympics team, joined by a number of fresh faces to the international sevens scene.
 
Sam Dickson, who missed last year's Olympic Games through injury, will captain the side, and is ably supported by vice captains, Dylan Collier and Joe Webber.
 
For Dickson and Scott Curry, Birmingham will be their third Commonwealth Games appearance. 
 
The teenagers are Caleb Tangitau, who lit up the World Series in 2022 with 17 tries across four tournaments, while Che Clark is yet to make his World Series debut but was a standout performer at last weekend’s Oceania Sevens.
 
For Joe Webber and Ngarohi McGarvey-Black, the excitement of selection will be heightened after both being named for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games but being forced to withdraw through injury.
 
The Rugby Sevens competition at Birmingham 2022 will begin on July 29th.
 
All Blacks 7s: Leroy Carter, Che Clark, Dylan Collier (vc), Scott Curry, Sam Dickson (C), Moses Leo, Ngarohi McGarvey-Black, Sione Molia, Tone Ng Shiu, Akuila Rokolisoa, Caleb Tangitau, Regan Ware, Joe Webber (VC).
 
Travelling reserves: Amanaki Nicole, Roderick Solo.
 
Non-travelling reserves: Brady Rush, Kurt Baker, Trael Joass, Tim Mikkelson.
 
By Romeka Romena 


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