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ABs could follow up World Cup with Olympics

ABs could follow up World Cup with Olympics
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| Other Sports News | Tuesday February 5 2013 7:47


Some All Blacks could be following up the 2015 World Cup with the Rio Olympics.

All Blacks have rarely played Sevens in recent years, but the NZRU will allow some players to focus on the shorter version in 2016 if they want to.

High Performance Manager Don Tricker expects there will only be a handful that choose to go that way.

"We don't see our team going into Rio being made up solely of Super Rugby players and All Blacks who decide that in 2016 they want to play Sevens."

Mr Tricker says having All Blacks in the Sevens team is the exception rather than the rule.

He says the key to New Zealand's success is the quality and focus of their programmes.

Tricker says New Zealand can't compete with the dollars or player numbers of other countries.

High Performance Sport New Zealand is putting $2 million a year into the men's and women's teams leading up to 2016.

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