Son of an All Black selected in Kiwis World Cup Nines squad

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Rugby league: Son of 1987 All Black selected for Kiwis World Cup Nines squad

Bailey Simonsson in action for the All Blacks sevens last year. Photo / Photosport
Bailey Simonsson in action for the All Blacks sevens last year. Photo / Photosport

The son of a former All Black is one of six debutants named in the Kiwis squad for the World Cup Nines in Sydney next week.

Canberra winger Bailey Simonsson, whose father Paul represented the All Blacks in 1987 before playing for the North Sydney Bears after switching to league in the early 1990s, headlines an exciting group of international rookies.

The others are Parramatta standoff Dylan Brown, second rower Corey Harawira-Naera (Bulldogs), front rower Braden Hamlin-Uele (Sharks), hooker Jeremy Marshall-King (Bulldogs) and winger Reimis Smith (Bulldogs).

Marshall-King (23) makes the New Zealand team in the same year his older brother and league legend Benji made his emotional Test comeback for the…

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