NZ 7s

Fiji 7s claims bronze in Sydney, NZ wins title

The national side’s offload game was on show as they put on a better performance compared to the semi-final clash against South Africa.

France struck first through a Thomas Carol try to lead 5-0 after three minutes of play.

A minute later Jerry Tuwai drew a couple of defenders before releasing for Iowane Teba as Fiji answered back with an uncovered try to level the scores at 5-all.

All Blacks Sevens sign Carlos Spencer's son

Payton is the son of former Blues and All Blacks first-five Carlos Spencer.

All Blacks Sevens head coach Clark Laidlaw said it's great to have the youngsters, who were all at high school last year, in the the squad.

"We are really excited about for the next couple of seasons, these three young players have lots of potential, it will be great to see them develop as rugby players but personally too on and off the field."

After making his mark in rugby league, Tito-Harris has decided to focus on rugby sevens.

All Black Caleb Clarke named as reserve for Olympics

Clarke, who put his efforts into the sevens following Super Rugby Aotearoa this year, has been named as a travelling reserve.

The Chiefs player Etene Nanai-Seturo, who was in the same situation, has made the 12.

The men's and women's teams are both full of experience with the women's side including seven players who claimed silver in Rio five years ago.

Co-captain Tim Mikkelson, the most capped sevens player in the game's history, is joined by Scott Curry and Sam Dickson who have more than 50 World Series tournament appearances each.

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.