NZ veterans named as reserves for Glasgow

BEN STRANG
Last updated 12:02 11/07/2014
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IN THE MIX: Veteran playmaker Tomasi Cama has been named as a reserve for the NZ Sevens squad ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

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Sevens veterans Lote Raikabula and Tomasi Cama have been named as travelling reserves for the New Zealand team ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Gordon Tietjens will bring the experienced duo to Amsterdam for a week long camp next week, where the New Zealand squad will get in final preparations for Glasgow.

Should one of the 12-strong New Zealand side fall over in camp, Raikabula and Cama will be there to fill the void.

The players bring massive experience to the pre-Games camp, having played more than 120 tournaments combined for New Zealand.

Cama is the second-highest scorer in IRB Sevens World Series history with 2006 points, and is New Zealand's leading try scorer with 145.

Both players were involved in New Zealand's triumph at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Raikabula also won gold with New Zealand in 2006.

Neither player has seen much game time in 2014, Cama struggling with a calf injury and Raikabula unable to find form.

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