Fijian-born Joe Rokocoko has been an armchair fan of the Hong Kong Sevens for the past decade or more. This weekend he gets the chance to turn dreams into reality when he takes his place on the New Zealand wing at the 2002 Credit Suisse First Boston tournament. 'I have got all the tapes of the Hong Kong Sevens since 1990. I have always wanted to play in Hong Kong and now that I have got my chance, I will be going all out to make my mark,' Rokocoko promised. The Kiwi flier is one of three newcomers introduced by coach Gordon Tietjens for the Beijing and Hong Kong legs of the IRB World Sevens Series. Much is expected of him. And he promises to deliver. 'I'm thankful for Titch [Tietjens] for giving me the opportunity to play here. That is the good thing about him. He always picks young players and gives them a chance,' Rokocoko said. Well, he is modest too. The wily Tietjens is hardly likely to give just about anyone a go. Credentials have to be just right before opportunity comes knocking in the form of Teitjens. But the Kiwi coach has had an eye and a reputation for finding and blooding raw talent. Remember a teenager named Jonah Lomu who made his Hong Kong Sevens debut in 1994? Then what about Christian Cullen? Rokocoko is well aware that he is following in the footsteps of predecessors who have gone on to achieve greatness in the All Blacks jersey. 'Of course I have seen the tape where Jonah plays. It is the dream for every rugby player in New Zealand to wear the All Blacks jersey and I hope to follow that same path too,' he said confidently. Tall and lithely built, Rokocoko looks all gleaming menace, like a streamlined sports car with an acceleration that goes 0 to 100 in six seconds. He refuses to say how fast he is. We will have to wait until Friday's opening game against Sri Lanka to find that one out. But Tietjens says Rokocoko and new company have been brought in mainly to provide 'express pace' and that should provide some hint. Rokocoko, 18, and the baby of the side, played with fellow-teenage debutant Anthony Tuitavake at last year's World Under-19 Championship in Chile, which New Zealand won. He made his sevens debut in Beijing last week. 'It took some time to get the feel of the game. It was pretty hard to get into it but I got better as it went along,' Rokocoko said. Certainly a worrying sign for his opponents this weekend.