Former Rotorua Boys High School First XV captain Isaac Te Aute will make his debut having joined the All Blacks Sevens squad late last year after finishing school.
Bay of Plenty team mate centre Teddy Stanaway will earn his second caps having last been called into the side that played in Cape Town in December. Te Aute joined the team as one of three injury replacements following the Hong Kong Sevens.
Liam Messam will captain the All Blacks Sevens in this weekend’s Singapore Sevens. Messam takes over the leadership following injury to Tim Mikkelson in Hong Kong and the decision to rest long serving former captain DJ Forbes.
The team is:
Kurt Baker (Taranaki)
Dylan Collier (Waikato)
Gillies Kaka (Hawke’s Bay)
Antonio Kiri Kiri (Manawatu)
Josh Van Lieshout (Counties Manukau)
Liam Messam (captain) (Waikato)
Sione Molia (Counties Manukau)
Teddy Stanaway (Bay of Plenty)
Isaac Te Aute* (Bay of Plenty)
Isaac Te Tamaki (Waikato)
Regan Ware (Waikato)
Sonny Bill Williams (Counties Manukau)
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