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He has been replaced by Pita Ahki (North Harbour), a member of the Blues Wider Training Group who made his debut for the All Blacks Sevens in the Glasgow tournament this year. He was also a member of New Zealand Under 20 last year.
DJ Forbes has also been confirmed as captain of the team after passing fitness trials.
The team flies to Moscow tomorrow night for the tournament which begins on 28 June.
All Blacks Sevens Pool D match schedule (NZT)
Friday 28 June
• 15.44 v Canada (11.44pmNZT)
Saturday 29 June
• 9:44 - v Georgia (5.44pm)
• 16:20 - v USA (12.20am 30 June)
Finals Sunday 30 June
• Quarter Finals (from 9pm NZT)
• Semi-Finals (from 12.40am 1 July)
• 20:55 - Final (4.55am NZT 1 July)
SKY to screen matches
SKY’s comprehensive coverage of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 will include every All Blacks Sevens match, as well as coverage of all New Zealand Women’s Sevens matches. For the full match schedule visit the official website www.rwcsevens.com or click here.
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