‘The 12 we’ve selected are very special’ – Amor

Date published: July 19 2016

Great Britain men’s coach Simon Amor believes his side has the balance to succeed in the Olympic Sevens. 

“It’s obviously been a very big challenge compared to the rest of the opposition. It’s a challenge we’ve known about since the start,” Amor told the Press Association.

“The quality of the squad we’ve got is very, very good. We’ve got a great blend and balance of sevens specialists with huge world series experience, to guys in the 15-a-side who have had sevens experience previously and are world class in their own right.

“The challenge for us now in a short space of time is can we gel those combinations? The 12 we’ve got are very special.

Amor says that he is aware of the quality in the other competing nations but Britain are focussing on their own talent at this point.

“We don’t look enviously at anyone. We’re about ourselves. It’s a very special group of guys,” Amor added.

“I can’t quite put into words how well they’ve been this past six, seven weeks.

“In an ideal world we would’ve taken 20 people plus to Rio. It was that close on so many calls.

“We’ve picked who we think are the best combinations to go up against the best of the world in New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji.”