Sevens: Sydney heat no factor for All Blacks Sevens in Australia

The All Blacks Sevens insist the Sydney heat won't be a factor at the fourth leg of the IRB World Sevens series in Australia this weekend.

Temperatures in the New South Wales capital have reached 40degC over the last week, as a heatwave roars through the city. 

Things are expected to be cooler over the weekend for the Sydney Sevens at Spotless Stadium, with showers and highs of 24 and 27degC expected for Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Those conditions were similar to last week's Hamilton tournament, but assistant coach Tomasi Cama says that precautions will still be in place for the All Blacks Sevens stars.

"Most of the tournaments we play around the world are played in the similar conditions," he told Newshub. "It is important we do our prep right and how we manage the player's hydration.

"We can use ice baths ice packs, ice vests and even cold towels during halftime to cool the players down, before they return to the heat of the battle." 

All Blacks Sevens star Kurt Baker says each player has their own techniques for trying to stay cool.

"We all live in the Bay of Plenty area, so it can get pretty warm there. It is going to be hotter, but it won't be a shock to the system and we usually play in some hot areas.

"There are always new ways to try prevent overheating, but its horses for courses. The boys all have different techniques to stay cool." 

The All Blacks Sevens have been drawn in Pool C alongside Wales, Spain and Scotland for the Sydney tournament.

They will be without co-captain Scott Curry, who has failed to recover from an ankle injury sustained on Day One of the Hamilton Sevens.

Speedster Sione Molia will co-captain New Zealand, alongside Tim Mikkelson in Sydney.

New Zealand currently sits third on the standings after three tournaments, with Fiji leading the world series and the USA in second.