Watch the Wellington Sevens live only on Digicel Play

Local sevens rugby fans can watch the Wellington 7s tournament action live on Digicel Play this weekend.

That’s the word from Digicel Tonga.


The action will only be screened live here in Tonga on Digicel Play, Digicel’s Marc Santos said.


Fiji and South Africa currently lead the series after one title win each at the Dubai (Fiji) and South Africa tournament (South Africa).


But this weekend’s hosts, New Zealand, will be the team to beat


With a number of superstar additions, the New Zealand Sevens team looks a different beast.


All Blacks Sonny Bill Williams, Ardie Savea, Ben Lam and the Ioane brothers, Akira and Rieko, have added serious firepower to Gordon Tietjens’ national squad for the Wellington Sevens.


Add in experienced campaigner Kurt Baker and All Blacks halfback Augustine Pulu, and you have a team transformed from that which stuttered through the opening two tournament of the world series.


Injury played a big part in restricting New Zealand to only 25 points in Dubai and Cape Town, good enough for sixth-equal on the World Rugby Sevens Series ladder.


But with the quality reinforcements Tietjens now has at his disposal, and more sevens talent still to return from injury, fears New Zealand won’t be a threat this world series, or in Rio, can be put to rest.


France and England will kick off procession on Saturday, in the tournament’s opening pool match.


Nuku'alofa Times