Canterbury sevens player Grace Steinmetz only played the game last year in December and is now having a crack at making the national women’s team.
New Zealand Rugby has started a new initiative Ignite 7 which sees 48 female and 48 male athletes take part in a four day event on November 21.
Players will go through a field of testing before playing in a televised one day tournament to earmark new talent.
"Hadn't played rugby or sevens before, so come from a touch and hockey background," said Steinmetz.
The 20-year-old law student hopes to one day wear the Black Ferns women jumper as she tries out her hand in the Ignite 7 tournament.
"It is something I would love to do one day, I think it's a great opportunity for sevens now girls, it's professional and it can be your job now," she said.
"I don't have to worry about my law degree, like I can just go and train and be a professional athlete which is definitely a goal of mine."