Rugby: Unwanted Stowers could return to sevens

Sherwin Stowers. Photo / Richard Robinson
Sherwin Stowers. Photo / Richard Robinson

Discarded Blues wing Sherwin Stowers sees his future overseas or in sevens after missing out on a Super Rugby contract for 2013.

Stowers and Daniel Braid were two of the casualties following the Blues poor display in 2012 and Stowers said, while going overseas was a strong possibility, he was open to the idea of committing to sevens.

Stowers had an impressive season in the ITM Cup to help Counties Manukau win promotion to the Premiership.

"Absolutely I'd love to go back and have a go at sevens if that opportunity came past, but I would have to think about it if it did," he told Radio Sport.

Stowers said sevens would give him the opportunity to compete for Olympics and Commonwealth gold "and also there's the World Cup next year also, so definitely keen on that".

He said he's had a brief chat with New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens about upcoming tournaments but nothing was set in stone, meaning heading overseas was a realistic option.

"That's one of the discussions that we've had. Ideally I'd love to stay here but it hasn't panned out that way."

- APNZ

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