Chiefs halfback Augustine Pulu will make his debut for the All Blacks Sevens side at the Dubai tournament this weekend.
Pulu and Waikato speedster Regan Ware will both make their debuts at the first leg of the IRB World Series.
Beaudein Waka has been ruled out of Dubai and Cape Town tournaments after suffering a knee injury in training earlier this week. He has been replaced by Gillies Kaka.
The All Blacks Sevens are drawn in Pool C and play France and Portugal before finishing the day against USA who ended last season by winning the London Sevens.
New Zealand: Dylan Collier (Waikato), Scott Curry (Capt) (Bay of Plenty), Sam Dickson (Canterbury), DJ Forbes (Counties Manukau), Gillies Kaka (Hawke's Bay), Tim Mikkelson (Waikato), Declan O’Donnell (Waikato), Lewis Ormond (Taranaki), Augustine Pulu* (Counties Manukau), Sherwin Stowers (Counties Manukau), Regan Ware* (Waikato), Joe Webber (Waikato)