24th October 03:55 PM
Another Fijian makes All Blacks 7s team
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Wednesday 11/10/2017
Otago wing Jona Nareki [Photo: Otago Times]

Otago wing Jona Nareki is one of two newly contracted New Zealand sevens players for the 2017/18 international season.

Nareki is joined by Bay of Plenty fullback Bailey Simonsson, while former Highlander Kurt Baker returns to the group and adds valuable experience following DJ Forbes' retirement last month.

Coach Clark Laidlaw has finalised more than half of the squad and, with this week marking the official start of the new centralised sevens programme based in Tauranga, they are required to live in the Bay of Plenty.

The Kiwis kick off their 2017/2018 season at the Oceania Sevens in Fiji next month, before the first leg of the HSBC Sevens Series in Dubai and Cape Town in December.

Meanwhile the Vodafone Fiji 7s team will continue their camp at Uprising Resort tomorrow.

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