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All Blacks 7s name team for Gold Coast

All Blacks Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has named his first squad of 12 to compete at the Gold Coast Sevens, the opening round of the new HSBC Sevens World Series.Tietjens is taking a mix of seasoned campaigners and exciting new and unknown talent to Australia for the event on 13-14 October.Once again the All Black Sevens will be led by captain DJ Forbes, who has able deputies in Lote Raikabula, Tim Mikkelson and reigning IRB Sevens Player of the Year, Tomasi Cama.Mark Jackman and Kylem O'Donnell also have prior experience of life at the top level, but the other names have little or no track record on the World Series.\We've been working hard in the camp this week to come up with the right mix for the Gold Coast and I think we have a great blend of experience and new blood in this team