St Peter's College's Niko Jones has signed a NZRU All Blacks Sevens contract.
Jone joins four other players on the contracted list including former Whangarei Boys' High School player and athletics thrower Scott Gregory.
Newcomers Gregory and Jones are the latest of New Zealand’s emerging rugby talent to choose the sevens pathway.
“This year was a perfect example with Etene Nanai-Seturo and Salesi Rayasi playing a year of sevens before picking up Investec Super Rugby contracts. Scott and Niko are outstanding young athletes and its exciting to see what they might be able to achieve in this form of the game, said All Black Sevens coach Clarke Laidlaw.
“Our job is to develop these young men on and off the field; both have big futures ahead of them,” said Laidlaw.
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