Alena Saili had a great time mingling with fans in Suva at the Oceania Sevens tournament over the weekend. Although it wasn’t the result the Black Ferns Sevens were after, they blooded four new debutants.
Portia Woodman made her long-awaited return from her Achilles injury in Fiji. She scored a try in her opening match against Japan. However, she sustained an injury on Saturday. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope to see her back soon.
Theresa Fitzpatrick had the honour of leading the Black Ferns Sevens over the weekend and enjoyed every moment of the opportunity.
Tim Mikkelson posed with debutant William Warbrick and Trael Joass after training, earlier in the week in Fiji.
Kurt Baker tested out his new Adidas boots in Fiji and is looking forward to lacing up the boots when the All Blacks Sevens season gets underway in Dubai on December 5.
Jazmin Hotham made her Black Ferns Sevens debut over the weekend and she thoroughly enjoyed the amazing hospitality in Suva, mixing and mingling with the amazing fans.
For the All Blacks Sevens, William Warbrick debuted alongside fellow debutants Jamie Spowart, Niko Jones and Te Rangatira Waitokia. The team posed for a group shot after training in Suva.
Back home in the Bay of Plenty, the Black Ferns Sevens players who didn’t go over to Fiji were on the grind. Kelly Brazier and her team mates soaked up the sunshine after a training session in the Mount.
It was a special occasion for Akuila Rokolisoa. The Fijian-born All Blacks Sevens playmaker got to play on his home soil for the first time in front of his family.
Red Bull Ignite7 are counting down the days until kick off. The four-day camp and mini tournament gets underway at Auckland’s Trusts Arena on Wednesday 20 November.
And finally, we love this post from New Zealand Sevens. There are only two months to go until fans can see both the All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens play on home soil at the Hamilton event. There are still tickets available, get yours HERE.