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Tom Williams aiming to end Wales 7s career on a high

Tom Williams aiming to end Wales 7s career on a high

A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos is aiming for further national success at a high-profile tournament.

Tom Williams, who left the school in 2014, will once again be part of the Wales 7s squad that will compete at the London Sevens event against some of the world’s beat this Saturday.

The 21-year-old recently decided to leave the sevens fold at the end of the current campaign to concentrate on his efforts with Ospreys, which will be aided by experiences like the one he experienced at the Commonwealth Games.

Speaking to wru.co.uk, Williams said: "The Commonwealths were awesome; one of best rugby experiences I've ever had

"The athletes' village was just amazing. We were unfortunate to lose to Fiji, but it was good to have a crack at them.

"I've competed in tournaments across the world, but the one I enjoyed most was London Sevens last year, when my family and friends were there. Hopefully quite a few will be coming down this weekend again. When you're playing sevens they don't often get the chance to watch you play, so that's a special thing."

Williams was part of the Rydal Penrhos Rugby Academy which is run in partnership with RGC and the Welsh Rugby Union, before his talents were spotted by Ospreys at 18.

He has set his sights on going out of the sevens game with a bang at the London and Paris legs of the World Series, before the prestigious Rugby World Cup Sevens competition in San Francisco next month.

"The World Cup is a big one at the end of the year,” added Williams.

"We haven't made a cup final or the quarters this year, so we want to have a really good tournament in London. I think we can do well in this group. That would be a really good boost for this team."


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