Jordan Bunce, the son of Frank Bunce who played 55 Tests in the Black jersey, has been named in a 16 strong squad for next weekend’s Oceania tournament in Queensland.
Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens is looking forward to working with 20-year-old Bunce saying: “Jordan was great at National Sevens in Rotorua this year and he showed a great sevens skillset at trials”.
The tournament will be an opportunity for Tietjens to blood in new players and for players needing game time to contest for a spot in the All Blacks Sevens team to play the first leg of the 2014/2015 World Series tournaments on the Gold Coast.
“I’m quite excited about this group – we’ve got some real talent in there and the question will be whether they take their chance and step up to the challenge,” Tietjens said.
Trinity Spooner-Neera, Sherwin Stowers, George Tilsley, Junior Tofa Vaa*, Sam Vaka* , Gareth William-Spiers