Son of a gun! NZ sevens crew sign rugby royalty
If he turns out almost something like his well-liked father, it will not be prolonged prior to teenage star Niko Jones is knocking at the doorway of the All Blacks.
Jones has taken his pretty initially significant stage towards emulating father Michael by turning out to be awarded a New Zealand sevens settlement.
It is a person extra progress for the 17-12 months-aged, a person specific of the brightest expertise in the match who has turned heads by means of his school having fun with tenure.
?️ SIGNED! From schoolboy sensation to sevens star, Niko Jones has signed on to the #AllBlacks7s for the 2018/19 Earth Rugby Sevens Assortment.— All Blacks Sevens (@AllBlacks7s)
He led his unfancied Auckland crew St Peter’s University or college to the nationwide pretty initially XV instructional services crown, exhibiting athleticism and skill that was the trademark of his father in the black jersey.
Michael Jones is having said that regarded as a person specific of rugby’s finest openside flankers.
The pretty initially tryscorer at the inaugural 1987 Earth Cup, he served his position for 13 yrs and was at any time present for the length of the domestic dominance of Auckland and the Blues in the 1980s and 90s.
Dynamic No 8 Niko is in scorching motivation amid Kiwi provinces and is reportedly wondering about a adjust to Christchurch, home to the winner Canterbury and Crusaders teams.