Wellington - New Zealand Sevens captain Scott Curry has been sidelined
for the weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament after coming down with flu.
DJ Forbes will take over the captaincy and has a wealth of
experience in the role, having skippered the side for ten years from 2006 to
Meanwhile, 27-year-old forward Sam Dickson has been drafted
in to replace Curry who coach Scott Waldrom believes is 'a more than adequate
"Unfortunately for us Scott has been ruled out of this
weekend’s tournament with an illness.
"It is always a big loss losing your captain so close
to kick-off but on the positive side we welcome back the experienced Sam
Dickson into the 12, who is a more than adequate replacement," said All
Blacks Sevens Head Coach Scott Waldrom.