Former pupil Tom Williams named in Wales squad for World Rugby Sevens Series
25th November 2016

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has been called-up to the Wales 7s squad for an upcoming tournament.

Tom Williams, who now plays his trade with Ospreys, will be part of the national squad that will compete in the first leg of the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series next weekend in Dubai.

The ex-pupil is one of four new face included in the squad, and it caps off a memorable year for the back, who gained his first full Wales U20 international cap earlier this year.

Wales' final act of last season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series was a 24-19 victory against Australia in the Bowl final at Twickenham. A strong Pool A in this year's opening edition of the tournament sees them drawn on Friday, December 2 with Argentina (kick-off 06:30 GMT), Olympic champions Fiji (14:36), and Canada (15:31).

Head coach Gareth Williams, said: "We are excited with the 12 players selected for Dubai Williams.

“Our seven available core players are included and their knowledge of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will be invaluable for the four regional players and the one Principality Premiership player joining them.

"There is huge potential in the group, which is very exciting. The challenge is to accelerate their collective cohesion, having had a relatively short space of time together in preparation.

“The match scenarios we've experienced in pre-season against Ireland and England have helped in that regard. It is going to be a fantastic contest in a tough group, but one we are really looking forward to getting stuck into."

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