DJ Forbes

Forbes bids sevens sayonara

Forbes is the most capped player in world sevens series history, playing in 89 World Series tournaments and a record 512 games.

The 34-year-old won 26 tournaments and six World Series titles with the All Blacks Sevens.

He also captained New Zealand to gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and to the World Cup title in 2013.

Forbes was named International Sevens Player of the Year in 2008 and has been the recipient of the Richard Crawshaw Memorial Trophy for Sevens Player of the Year at the New Zealand Rugby Awards in 2007, 2008 and 2014, the most wins by any player.

Forbes set to achieve sevens tournament record

Forbes was named as one of the 12 players to travel to Dubai for the opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and currently shares the tournament appearance record of 79 with Samoa's Uale Mai.

The 33-year-old stepped down as captain ahead of the 2015-16 series, with Scott Curry set to lead the side in Dubai. Curry suffered a shoulder injury at the opening round of the series last year, ruling him out of the following nine rounds.