Rugby: Kirwan compares teenage sevens star Rieko Ioane to Sonny Bill - Sport - NZ Herald News

Rugby: Kirwan compares teenage sevens star Rieko Ioane to Sonny Bill - Sport - NZ Herald News

Meet our newest All Black!   Rieko Ioane is set to make his All Blacks debut this weekend as an injury replacement for Ryan Crotty.

Meet our newest All Black! Rieko Ioane is set to make his All Blacks debut this weekend as an injury replacement for Ryan Crotty.

Video Ruthless Auckland thrash Otago as Rieko Ioane scores hat-trick - TVNZ

Video Ruthless Auckland thrash Otago as Rieko Ioane scores hat-trick - TVNZ

Rieko Ioane, who made his debut against Italy, should earn his second cap off the bench

New Zealand welcome Ryan Crotty back for 'titanic battle' with France

Rieko Ioane, who made his debut against Italy, should earn his second cap off the bench

ANZAC Final All Blacks Sevens 27 (Rieko Ioane 3, Tim Mikkelson, Kurt Baker tries, Kurt Baker con) Australia 24 (Henry Hutchinson 2, Sam Myers, Greg Jeloudev tries, James Stannard 2 con)♥

ANZAC Final All Blacks Sevens 27 (Rieko Ioane 3, Tim Mikkelson, Kurt Baker tries, Kurt Baker con) Australia 24 (Henry Hutchinson 2, Sam Myers, Greg Jeloudev tries, James Stannard 2 con)♥

Rome here we come , thanks for everything Chicago   #faman

Rome here we come , thanks for everything Chicago #faman

NEW ZEALAND 7S SQUAD FOR RIO NAMED Scott Curry (captain) (Bay of Plenty) Sam Dickson (Canterbury) DJ Forbes (Counties Manukau) Akira Ioane (Auckland) Rieko Ioane (Auckland) Gillies Kaka (Hawke’s Bay) Tim Mikkelson (Waikato) Augustine Pulu (Counties Manukau) Teddy Stanaway (Bay of Plenty) Regan Ware (Waikato) Joe Webber (Waikato) Sonny Bill Williams (Counties Manukau)

NEW ZEALAND 7S SQUAD FOR RIO NAMED Scott Curry (captain) (Bay of Plenty) Sam Dickson (Canterbury) DJ Forbes (Counties Manukau) Akira Ioane (Auckland) Rieko Ioane (Auckland) Gillies Kaka (Hawke’s Bay) Tim Mikkelson (Waikato) Augustine Pulu (Counties Manukau) Teddy Stanaway (Bay of Plenty) Regan Ware (Waikato) Joe Webber (Waikato) Sonny Bill Williams (Counties Manukau)

Akira and Rieko Ioane are due back with the Blues this week after starring roles in the Sevens World Series wth New Zealand...

Akira and Rieko Ioane are due back with the Blues this week after starring roles in the Sevens World Series wth New Zealand...

SMILES SAY IT ALL! Congratulations to our newest All Blacks - Liam Coltman #1157 and Rieko Ioane #1156 #TeamAllBlacks.

SMILES SAY IT ALL! Congratulations to our newest All Blacks - Liam Coltman #1157 and Rieko Ioane #1156 #TeamAllBlacks.

Rieko Ioane of New Zealand (L) is congratulated by teammate Sonny Bill Williams (C) after scoring the final try to win the 2016 Sydney Sevens final match. Photo / Getty Images

Rieko Ioane of New Zealand (L) is congratulated by teammate Sonny Bill Williams (C) after scoring the final try to win the 2016 Sydney Sevens final match. Photo / Getty Images

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