Augustine Pulu to make All Blacks Sevens debut

Chiefs halfback Augustine Pulu will make his debut for the All Blacks Sevens side at the Dubai tournament this weekend.

Augustine Pulu of the Chiefs is congratulated on his try by Liam Messam.

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 He has been replaced by Gillies Kaka.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.

TVNZ sports presenter Andrew Saville gives the lowdown on the All Blacks Sevens squad Source: 1 NEWS

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)

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