Brilliant Hurricanes wing Salesi Rayasi has turned down a shot at an Olympic sevens gold medal and committed to Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.
Coach Jason Holland has confirmed Rayasi’s decision.
Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea’ is also targeted to return from a knee injury before June 5th.
Rayasi said last month he was still weighing up a chance to join coach Clark Laidlaw’s New Zealand sevens side for their buildup to Tokyo in July, having last played for them in Sydney in February 2020.
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