All Blacks Sevens kick off season in Hong Kong

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Led by captain Sam Dickson, the side is looking for their first Hong Kong crown since 2014. The team have a tough pool assignment, facing Samoa first up followed by home team Hong Kong and trans-Tasman rivals Australia.

Newly introduced from World Rugby players will no longer don the traditional 1-13 numbers, instead picking a number (between 1-99) that they keep throughout the season.

Fans will notice Brady Rush in the number 2 jersey, worn so long by his father, and All Blacks Sevens legend, Eric.

Many players have stuck with the numbers we have regularly seen them in, Kurt Baker with 10 and captain Sam Dickson in 7, while Regan Ware and Sione Molia will wear numbers 64 and 27 respectively, numbers holding a special meaning to the players.

The squad is:
2. Brady Rush
3. Tone Ng Shiu
4. Akuila Rokolisoa
5. Dylan Collier
6. Ngarohi McGarvey-Black
7. Sam Dickson
9. Amanaki Nicole
10. Kurt Baker
11. Joe Webber
12. Leroy Carter
13. Moses Leo
27. Sione Molia
64. Regan Ware

Hong Kong Sevens (times listed in NZDT)
Friday 4 November
11.35pm All Blacks Sevens v Samoa

Saturday 5 November
6.35pm All Blacks Sevens v Hong Kong
11.03pm All Blacks Sevens v Australia

2022/23 World Series Schedule
4-6 November – Hong Kong Sevens
2-4 December – Dubai Sevens
9-11 December – Cape Town Sevens
21-22 January – Hamilton Sevens
27-29 January – Sydney Sevens
25-26 February – Los Angeles Sevens
3-5 March – Vancouver Sevens
31 March – 2 April – Hong Kong Sevens
8-9 April – Singapore Sevens
12-14 May – Toulouse Sevens


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