New Zealand sevens vice-captain Sarah Goss has to quickly shift her attention to the 15-a-side game.
The Manawatu speedster was part of the national side that won the Oceania championships in Fiji at the weekend but with the women's NPC starting next month, she will have to wait for another lengthy spell of sevens.
"I'll probably wait for summer," she said. "We still have camps throughout the year.
"Our coaches have told us to focus on 15s and we've got the full NPC season through September and get girls looking at Black Ferns."
Apart from a regional sevens tournament at Massey University on Sunday, Goss will be committed to the Manawatu Cyclones NPC team for the next few months, starting with a pre-season game against Hawke's Bay at Arena Manawatu on Saturday.
New Zealand went through the Oceania tournament undefeated, beating Australia 35-24 in the final.
In their other matches they beat Tonga 54-0, the Cook Islands 27-0, Fiji 19-7, the Solomon Islands 52-0 and Papua New Guinea 36-0, which was a good learning experience for the team. It wasn't bad for Goss either, as she scored "quite a few" tries.
"It was amazing. A lot of countries didn't have the resources, the players and coaches that we have.
"Like Fiji, they were 7-0 up at halftime and that was really surprising. We didn't think that was going to happen."
Goss said they had done well considering it was their first tournament together and the culture in the team was good.
"It was really awesome just the professionalism and the amount of talent over there was really exciting."
Temperatures in Lautoka in Fiji weren't unbearable and the team quickly acclimatised but Goss said it was still harder than playing in New Zealand.
The sevens team are being groomed to compete at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
New Zealand are sending a team to the World Series event in Dubai in November and next year New Zealand will be competing at the sevens World Cup in Russia.
New Manawatu player, Wairarapa-based Shakira Baker, was also in the squad in Fiji.
Manawatu's Selica Winiata had looked to be a certainty for the sevens team but injured her knee at the pre-tournament training camp.
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