Injury blow for the All Blacks Sevens team

17:04, Jun 20 2013

There has been good and bad news for the All Blacks Sevens squad on their eve of the departure for the World Cup in Russia.

DJ Forbes has been confirmed as captain of the team after passing fitness trials in Mt Maunganui.

But Scott Curry (Manawatu) has been ruled out of the tournament next week after fracturing a bone in his right hand during training.

He has been replaced by Pita Ahki (North Harbour), a member of the Blues wider training group who made his debut for the national sevens team in the Glasgow tournament this year. He was also a member of New Zealand Under 20s last year.

The team flies to Moscow tomorrow night for the tournament which begins on June 28.

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