Next LIVE rugby on TV
to be announced
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:05 +0000
  • Switch Edition
ESPN SCRUM / IRB Sevens World Series 2013-14 / News
IRB Sevens World Series
All Blacks Sevens lose Tomasi Cama
January 17, 2014

Tomasi Cama will miss round four of the IRB Sevens World Series, the playmaker among three players ruled out by injury as All Blacks Sevens selectors named one new cap for the tournament in Las Vegas on January 25 and 26.

The selectors called up Akira Ioane after the 18-year-old Aucklander starred at the New Zealand National Sevens in Rotorua.

All Blacks Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens is happy with the mix in the side even though the absence of Casa, with a calf injury sustained in training, "is a real concern".

Tietjens said Cama was "certainly the best half-back in the world in Sevens … but he will bounce back and at the same time we are building depth and Gillies Kaka, I am sure, will step up to that role".

"[Kaka] was the best player at the Rugby World Cup in Russia, and we have very capable Mark Jackman as well who can thrive in that position."

New Zealand, who are also missing Ben Lam and Declan O'Donnell because of injury, are yet to win in five attempts in Las Vegas. They last won in the United States in 2008, when they claimed the San Diego Sevens.

New Zealand squad: Scott Curry, Ambrose Curtis, Sam Dickson, DJ Forbes (captain), Bryce Heem, Akira Ioane, Mark Jackman, Gillies Kaka, Tim Mikkelson, Lote Raikabula, Sherwin Stowers, Joe Webber.


Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Football

  • Cricket

  • Rugby

    • Days
    • Hrs
    • Mins
    • Secs

    F1 - Singapore GP

  • OtherLive >>

  • Golf

    McGinley: No Ryder Cup worries with Rory

    The lawsuit involving Rory McIlroy suing his former agent, Horizon Sports Management, has been recommended for mediation in Ireland's court system, according to published reports

  • Horse Racing

    McGrath and Walton facing corruption hearing

    Scottish Grand National-winning jockey Richie McGrath and former trainer Kate Walton have been charged with breaching betting rules by the British Horseracing Authority and could face a ban of up to 10 years from the sport if found guilty

  • Football

    Kagawa: Moyes did not count on me

    Shinji Kagawa says he felt compelled to return to Borussia Dortmund following his difficult time at Manchester United where former manager David Moyes "did not really count on him"

  • Boxing

    Galahad inspired by Brook's title triumph

    Kid Galahad has been left inspired by gym-mate Kell Brook's world title triumph as he tries to edge closer to the big fights

  • Football

    Everton have to leave Goodison to progress, says Jagielka

    Everton captain Phil Jagielka has acknowledged the club need to leave Goodison Park if they are to compete at the highest level

Sponsored Links
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!