NZ 7’s captain backs Fiji’s bid to host World 7s series


ALL blacksAll Blacks 7s captain Scott Curry has backed Fiji’s bid to host a World Sevens Series leg saying Fiji is the home of sevens and truly deserve to host a leg.

Curry who arrived in Fiji with the New Zealand Men’s and Women’s team last night for the Oceania 7s is back in the 7s fold after a frustrating season with injuries this year.

The veteran forward says its only a matter of time for Fiji’s break.

The Fiji Rugby Union is targeting to host an international 7s tournament in 2020.

Meanwhile, Curry says he is excited about the new look of the New Zealand 7s team and cannot wait for this weekend.

Former Lelean Memorial School student Joe Ravouvou and Jona Nareki will be featuring for the All Blacks 7s this weekend.

They are pooled with Nauru and Cook Islands in Pool B.

Meanwhile barring any upset, Fiji is likely to meet Cook Islands or Nauru in the quarterfinals, they will likely to meet Australia or Papua New Guinea in the semis and New Zealand or Samoa in the final.

The Oceania 7s will be held at the ANZ Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

Fiji’s first game will be against New Caledonia at 4.40pm Friday while their second game is against American Samoa at 7.40pm Friday at the ANZ Stadium.

The Cup quarters start at 11am Saturday, the semis start at 3pm while the Cup final is at 6.46pm Saturday.

The Fijiana will play their first game against Samoa at 11.40am Friday.