GB Women’s Seven women will compete in the Rugby Europe Event in Kazan (11-12 June), entering two teams, and an invitational tournament in Tignes (14-16 July) as they look to build further on the experience of GB Select playing in Dubai, Las Vegas and Vancouver where they finished first, second and third respectively.
Team GB Women’s Sevens Head Coach Simon Middleton will continue to work alongside Assistant Coach Richie Pugh (both pictured above) with the squad of 24, including two Welsh players and one Scottish, which has been training together since October. The final 12 will announced mid-July.
Management teams have been appointed as planning and preparations continue in advance of the full time GB training and competition schedules.
Simon Middleton said: “The focus for the squad right now is continuity. The girls are training together and preparations are going well. It is also important that we have the opportunity to compete as a GB team given, that as with the men, it is an England squad that plays in the World Series.
“These invitational competitions are therefore right up there in the Rio preparation. There are still a few months to go but we need synergy within the team and so it’s a case of girls putting themselves forward, getting the shirt and then keeping it.”
Report courtesy of England Rugby