HSBC World Sevens Series champions New Zealand have named an 18 man initial squad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with 3 Super Rugby players included and the experience Cama returns

Sir Gordon Tietjens has rewarded Crusaders backline utility Adam Whitelock with a spot in his initial sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Tietjens has named an 18 man squad which includes Super Rugby players Kurt Baker and Pita Ahki.

Whitelock was called up for the last two legs of the just completed world series and Sir Gordon Tietjens believes he has more to show.

"Adams been at two tournaments and expressed real interest in sevens and certainly performed when he needed to over the season as well."

Meanwhile, veteran duo Tomasi Cama and Lote Raikabula have been re-called after missing the last two legs of the world series.

Tietjens says their experience becomes invaluable at a tournament like this.

He says going to a Commonwealth Games it's very hard to take new players and Cama and Raikabula are too good to look past when in form.

Six players will be dropped before the team heads to Glasgow in July.