Topic: Rugby

Gillies Kākā has sights set on Commonwealth Games

By Tamati Tiananga
  • Auckland
Gillies Kaka (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Manawa) has set his sights on a place in the All Black Sevens team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July.
In the final of the London Sevens at Twickenham, Kaka scored twice to help New Zealand beat Australia 52-33.
He's only just touched down on home soil, but he's already eager to get back into training for trials in two weeks' time.
Kaka believes this is just the beginning of more personal success to come.
However, he's aware that Super Rugby players are also gunning for Commonwealth honours.
Forbes is confident many current players will be rewarded for their recent form, but is aware there are a number of other players being looked at, like Māori All Black, Kurt Baker.  
Newcomer, Akira Ioane, says the experience of being part of a winning campaign was mind-blowing.
Ioane is also hoping for a spot in the squad that heads to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.
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