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Failure at Rio still drives star

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Saturday, February 03, 2018

New Zealand's failure in the men's sevens tournament at the last Olympics is still driving those who were left crushed with disappointment in the sweltering Rio heat in 2016.

Co-captain Tim Mikkelson is one of the five players among New Zealand's 13-man squad for this weekend's Hamilton Sevens who was there.

With the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April, Mikkelson and his team-mates can right some wrongs from Rio in a major event outside of the annual World Sevens Series.








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