Unwanted Super Rugby full-back Kurt Baker admits that while he questions being discarded, he must try to remain positive as he returns to Sevens.
Baker was a standout player in the ITM Cup for Taranaki and it came as a surprise that he was left out by Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph.
The back was also not picked up in this week's draft and has now turned his attention to again playing for New Zealand in the Sevens arena.
"I sort of knew I wasn't going to get one, so it's not too bad," he told stuff.co.nz.
"But I'm disappointed because I thought it was one of my better years for the 'Naki, especially when you see some of the guys who got contracts. I have to question it, but that's life and I'll move on and she'll be right."
Baker is no stranger to IRB Sevens after helping Gordon Tietjens' side claim the Commonwealth Games Gold in Delhi and he is looking forward to playing again.
"I really enjoy sevens and it's heading up as a sport, so that could me me for the next year or two," he said.
"I've talked to Coops [Taranaki coach Colin Cooper] about it and I'm pretty keen to stay and make amends for the last couple of years when I think we should have done better."