Sevens rugby: All Blacks Sevens stars on board for Tokyo Olympics

One of the key members of the All Blacks Sevens squad has declared he'll recommit to the programme through the re-scheduled 2021 Olympics.

Co-captain Scott Curry was considering retirement after this year's Games, but with one glaring omission from an otherwise stacked CV, a sense of unfinished business has been enough to keep him on until next year.

At 32-years-old and after 250 appearances, he still doesn't take his spot in the side for granted, but admits playing beyond the originally planned Tokyo Olympics next month was always going to be a stretch.

"With any sort of pinnacle event like that you reassess where you're at and you reassess the future," Curry tells Newshub. 

"But you definitely want to be involved in it and I know all the guys here are really keen to be involved."

And as long as he's fit and injury free, he will be.

When the Tokyo Games became a victim of COVID-19 and were pushed back a year, Curry saw a new door open.

"If the body's feeling good and the mind's still in it 100 percent then I'll keep turning up." he adds.

Joining him will be Kurt Baker, who needed less convincing to commit to the Tokyo Games.

For Baker, it's about burying the demons of their failed 2016 campaign in Rio. 

"The upside is we've fixed it and we've got a group of guys now who are all on the same page and we've got an environment people want to be part of," Baker says.

But for Tim Mikkelson, it's a commitment he's still uncertain about.

Having recently notched his 90th World Series appearance for the All Blacks Sevens, Mikkelson is yet to decide whether Tokyo is also a realistic target. 

"We're just happy to be out of our homes and training together again," he notes. "That stuff will take care of itself over the next couple of months."

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