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Kiwi Star Brothers Return

Victories for New Zealand in Wellington and Sydney at the start of the Sevens season came with a number of Super Rugby stars amongst their ranks. Ardie Savea has since
14 May 2016 11:39
Kiwi Star Brothers Return
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Victories for New Zealand in Wellington and Sydney at the start of the Sevens season came with a number of Super Rugby stars amongst their ranks.

Ardie Savea has since decided to stay with the XV-a-side game, but Rieko and Akira Ioane have returned to Sevens and will take to the field in Paris this weekend.  the commercial breaks.

As well as the Ioane brothers returning to the fold, Augustine Pulu and Sonny Bill Williams have overcome their injury worries and are part of Sir Gordon Tietjens side this weekend.

The team will look to experienced heads Gillies Kaka and Kurt Baker for direction, who were both crucial in claiming the Vancouver title.

Kenya will fancy their chances in Pool A also, coming off the back of their famous win in Singapore last month.

In their 115th World Series tournament, the Kenyans claimed an improbable victory over Fiji in the final and will look to go from strength-to-strength in Europe over the next fortnight, and then Rio in August.

Collins Injera and Humphrey Kayange will lead the charge for Benjamin Ayimba’s side again, with Singapore hero Nelson Oyoo included once more.

European duo Russia and Portugal make up the remainder of Pool A, with the Russians able to use the Paris Sevens as excellent build-up for their Olympic qualifying event in Monaco next month. -Vavel

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