It appears New Zealand Rugby will lean on long-time player Tomasi Cama to look after the All Blacks Sevens before the new head coach takes charge.

The Fiji Village is reporting Cama has been appointed to a full-time management role with the New Zealand team.

NZR needs to act, with the world series starting in just over a fortnight.

Former Hurricanes assistant Clark Laidlaw is the front-runner to replace Sir Gordon Tietjens, but he's in the second season of a three-year contract with London Irish.

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Cama didn't apply for the head coaching job as he feels he still has a lot to learn as a coach.

It's understood an announcement from New Zealand Rugby is imminent.