Ware targets sevens after his return

BEN STRANG
Last updated 05:00 16/12/2013

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Regan Ware is happy to be back on the rugby field after a seven-month break following surgery to repair his fractured left wrist.

The former New Zealand Secondary Schools player had surgery to repair his wrist in April, and returned to action for the club sevens competition only in November, having missed almost all his first season out of Hamilton Boys' High School.

The Tokoroa youngster was one of the bright sparks for Waikato in their fourth-place finish at the Northern Region sevens tournament on Saturday, and has admitted he'd love to take sevens as far as he can.

"Yeah, man. I mean, if chances come up to do well in sevens, I'd be happy to take them," said Ware.

"Fifteens is still the main game, the one I want to play in the future, but I'd targeted making this team in my comeback. Now I'm looking forward to nationals."

Ware has been training with the Chiefs squad over the past couple of weeks, and said he's getting to know the team and its processes.

That's not bad for a player who is yet to suit up for Waikato in the ITM Cup, but Ware knows he has potential.

"There have been a few of us young guys around that group. They're getting us in because we have the potential to be there one day ... hopefully, anyway."

Ware will continue training with the Waikato sevens team over the next three weeks, preparing for the National Sevens Tournament in Rotorua on January 11-12.

Next year he hopes to force his way into Waikato's ITM Cup team, playing at wing or centre.

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