Edward Osei-Nketia, the son of New Zealand’s fastest man, has made a big impression on rugby union coaches after turning up to a training camp for potential sevens players in Auckland, local media reported on Friday.
Osei-Nketia, the son of 100m national record holder Gus Nketia, attended the development camp being run by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) as part of a programme to entice athletes from other sports into sevens.
“I’ve never seen an athlete (like him) walk through our doors in rugby. And we probably never will see one again,” NZR high performance sevens talent ID manager PJ Williams told Stuff Media.
While he has no plans to switch to rugby sevens for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, longer term he is ruling nothing out.
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