Video: Black Ferns Sevens begin scouting for Tokyo Olympics

New Zealand Rugby [NZR] is scouring the country in a bid to discover more talent for it's Women's Sevens programme.

The NZR are once again holding try-outs for young athletes from any sporting code as it looks to turn last year's Olympic Silver into Tokyo Gold as a part of the Go For Gold program

The Go For Gold program is designed to help young people try and achieve their Olympic dreams.

The recruitment drive is being held across the country over the next week with netballers, footballers, touch players and age group athletics champs amongst the trialists.

Black Ferns Sevens coach Allan Bunting says rugby skills can be taught easily, but work ethic is key.

"You're lucky if you have the ball for twenty seconds on the sevens field," said Bunting.

"So it's that 13 minutes and 40 seconds that you don't have the ball where the games are won."

The selectors are looking for two key elements. Trialists need to be tough, and have a bit of height as New Zealand is one of the shortest women's teams on the world circuit.

Even though they lack height, Bunting believes his team doesn't lack heart.

"Our ladies definitely make up for that in heart," said Bunting.

"But just like the Fijian men's team, they're the tallest and they can cover the most space in the air and around them."

So if you're fast, competitive and tall, now's the time to give Sevens Rugby a crack.