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All Blacks Sevens stricken by injury

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allblacks.com     07 Mar 2018     Getty Images

 

Mikkelson (ribs) and Koroi (knee) were injured at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas where the All Blacks Sevens claimed fifth place, beating Australia in overtime of the Plate Final, 17-12. 

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Both players have returned to New Zealand. Coach Clark Laidlaw said Baker and Masirewa have joined the team and trained this morning.


“We are lucky we’re bringing in two players with experience. It’s a massive advantage for us to bring players in who are up to speed and ready to go.”

The All Blacks Sevens team to play at the Canada Sevens will be named on Friday. They will meet Scotland, Russia and South Africa in pool play, with matches kicking off Sunday morning NZT. 

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 - FIFTH PLACE
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