NZ Ferns

Cory Sweeney steps up as Black Ferns Sevens head coach

Bunting is stepping down after 10 years involved in the Black Ferns Sevens programme, which was capped by winning Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games.

He had long signalled his intention to stand down after the Olympics.

Fellow co-coach Sweeney will take charge as the team prepares to defend both their Commonwealth Games and World Cup title.

Bunting joined the Black Ferns Sevens in 2012 and took the role head coach after the Rio Olympics, where the women won silver.