Eric Rush

Brady Rush credits famous father for All Blacks Sevens call-up

For his son, though, it proved an inspiration.

And so, 16 years after his famous father retired from the sport, Brady Rush is now looking to carry on the family legacy, and even add to it, after earning a full-time professional deal with the All Blacks Sevens.

The 21-year-old was announced on Friday as one of two (along with Moses Leo) new contracted players for 2021, and he’s crediting his old man’s hard-edged training methods for his swift elevation into the national ranks.

Rising star Brady Rush following in famous father Eric's footsteps in NZ Sevens squad

Eric Rush played for the All Blacks Sevens for 14 years, travelling the world with the side. The younger Rush will now have a chance to prove top flight Sevens really is in his blood.

The Northland wing is one of three new signings for the All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens, alongside North Harbour’s Moses Leo and Waikato’s Manaia Nuku, six months out from the Tokyo Olympics.