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Eddie Jones Adds World Cup Winning Coach To Backroom Staff

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Eddie Jones has added two new coaches to his backroom staff including World Cup winning coach Matt Proudfoot and former England Seven’s coach Simon Amor. The pair come into the set-up ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations as assistant coaches alongside defence coach John Mitchell and Steve Borthwick who will transition to skills coach. Proudfoot is South African born …

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Opinion: Why Great Britain Should Be Proud Of Silver

The writers of The Simpsons once persuaded astronaut Buzz Aldrin to utter the words: “Second comes right after first!” for one of their episodes. Even though it was meant ironically, in terms of Great Britain’s efforts at the Olympics they should genuinely feel a sense of achievement. Englishman Ben Ryan has been the head coach of Fijian sevens since September …

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Team GB Sevens Slammed For Lack Of ‘Star’ Players

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: The men's rugby 7s team pose for a photo during the announcement of Rugby 7's athletes named in Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

While rugby sevens’ leading forces have incorporated some of XV’s exceptional sporting talents into their squads ahead of rugby’s inaugural appearance at the Olympic Games, Team GB has come under a degree criticism from USA Sevens head coach Mike Friday. Friday has imported some considerable class into his own squad in the form of USA Eagles captain from the 2015 …

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Team GB Sevens Update: Rio Prep Continues With Moscow Sevens

Team GB has split its initial training squad into two teams to take part in this weekend’s Moscow Sevens: GB Royals and GB Lions. We take you through the action so far as Simon Amor and his charges prepare for the Rio Olympics and fight for spots in the final tournament squad. GB Royals Cory Allen, Tom Bowen, Alex Davis, …

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Team GB Eye Up A Host Of Six Nations Stars For Olympic Sevens

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Team GB are hoping to field some of the Six Nation’s elite players at the Olympics. The Telegraph have this afternoon reported that Great Britain’s Sevens team are looking to seek the release of a number of Six Nations stars from their respective unions in time for this summer’s Olympics. Among the players sought by team GB’s sevens team are Welsh …

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Sevens Confusion Highlights The North-South Divide

during the 2016 Sydney Sevens match between at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

As the southern hemisphere teams once again lead the way for the rest of the world, Paul Wassell argues that this north-south divide is endemic throughout the sport. Sonny Bill Williams, Quade Cooper and Bryan Habana are some of the biggest names in the XV version of the sport, yet all three have recently been named in the sevens squads …

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