6 Feb 2012

Changes to sevens squad for Las Vegas tournament

11:13 am on 6 February 2012

Taranaki's Waisake Naholo and Waikato's Johnathan Marlow have been called into the New Zealand rugby sevens squad for the Las Vegas leg of the IRB World Series.

They replace Bay of Plenty's Toby Arnold and All Blacks winger Hosea Gear.

Arnold has been ruled out after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in New Zealand's opening match against Scotland on Friday.

Gear will re-join the Highlanders Super Rugby side after only being available for the Wellington tournament.