SEVENS guru Gordon Tietjens may have found another star playmaker in a Fijian.
The All Blacks 7s coach is eyeing Rocky Khan to succeed Tomasi Cama Jr at the playmaker role.
Khan, who was named in the New Zealand side for the Wellington 7s, will become the first Fijian with Indian descent to play in the International Rugby Board 7s series this weekend.
Tietjens said the 23-year-old from Auckland had been under his radar for some time.
"I have been following him for about four to five years. He is a real youngster and he knows the game inside out and of course he has few deficiencies in him," Tietjens said.
"But he is the next best, I believe, I have to Tomasi Cama who is progressing in age but still got few years left.
"When you lose someone like Tomasi Cama to age you got to have someone who plays and responds accordingly and Rocky has certainly got lots and lots of ability and hopefully he produces that this weekend."
Khan, whose father is Indo-Fijian and mother Rotuman, is ready to play his heart out for New Zealand this weekend.
He played at the Uprising Fiji International 7s when it started in 2011 for Ponsonby and impressed many including Tietjens and the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU).
FRU was willing to include him in the national team for the Wellington 7s that year but Khan refused the offer.
"I was born and brought up in New Zealand and I wanted to put more focus on my studies and try to get that out of my way first," Khan explained why he refused to play for Fiji.
Khan says he heard about Tietjens plan but has to prove himself first before dreaming about filling the shoes of Cama when he retires.
"There has been talk about it but I guess it's my first tournament and I have to prove myself and play well in the tournament," he said.
Khan also said he was proud, like his parents, to be the first Fijian with Indian descent to play in the international 7s circuit.
"Nothing is impossible. I'm not the biggest guy around as well. If you want to achieve anything and are focused, you can do it."
Khan said he was looking forward to play at the Cake Tin and wanted to treasure this special moment for the rest of his life.