New Zealand Sevens players may look to play in their respective provincial rugby championships later this year to get in some much needed game time.

The last World Sevens Series tournament for the men was in March, while the women last played in February.

There have been reports that the series could return in December.

Black Ferns Sevens star Ruby Tui says while the Farah Palmer Cup is yet to be confirmed, playing in it may be an option.

“We’ve still got conversations to have around that, the coaches have
said we have to do what we need to do to achieve our goals so that will
completely come down to personal goals and that will be talked about
next week when we all meet up.”

“I’ve still waiting on a couple of decisions but the Farah Palmer Cup
is an amazing competition and personally I wouldn’t have had the
opportunity to play until maybe later on in my career so I think if
people in our team want to play it’s an exciting idea.”

“There are still decisions to be made but women’s rugby in this
country is really exciting and whatever way we can be a part of that
personally whether I’m commentating or playing or watching or supporting
or making sure I tune in on Sky, whatever it is I’m on board with it.

Tui last played in the provincial championship in 2012 before heading into sevens fulltime.

It has also been suggested that some past and present All Blacks may
play the Mitre 10 Cup, which is scheduled to start in September, to get
them match ready for any future international competition.

New Zealand Rugby is yet to confirm a start date for the Farah Palmer Cup.

The New Zealand men’s and women’s sevens team have just completed their first week back together at their base in Mt Maunganui.


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