Jun 20, 2014
Sevens and the City can 'benefit' England - Amor
Allianz Park plays host to Sevens and the City on July 12th, with England Sevens one of the nations due to be involved.
12 teams including Samurai, the British Army, Germany, Nigerian Exiles, Wailers, Apache, Barbados, CSKA Moscow, Wooden Spoon Marauders, Esher and the Welsh Warriors will compete in 4 groups of 3, with the winner of each progressing to face England, Wales, Kenya and Scotland as they make their final preparations for the Commonwealth Games.
England 7s Head Coach Simon Amor believes that Sevens and the City will be of great benefit to his England side, when they take part in the inaugural sevens tournament in July.
“It’s important for all teams to see where they are at with one final competitive tournament” said Amor, who had a distinguished playing career in the reduced form of the game.
“Teams will be looking at new options, new personnel and new combinations ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and to have the chance to get some competitive rugby in the lead up to the Games will be of great benefit for us”.
The tournament, that will be broadcasted by BT Sport, will be played on Saracens state-of-the-art 3G surface, and Amor believes the artificial surface is “tailor made” for sevens rugby.
“The surface is great. I was down watching the Academy finals at Allianz Park the other month, and some of the rugby played was brilliant to watch. Sevens is all about fast, dynamic rugby and the surface at Allianz Park seem tailor made to deliver exactly that”.
Tickets for the day are available here.