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Wales star Tom Williams looking for Sydney success at HSBC World Rugby 7s Series

Wales star Tom Williams looking for Sydney success at HSBC World Rugby 7s Series

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil will be looking for further success as part of the Wales Rugby Sevens squad this weekend.

Tom Williams, who left the school in 2014, will be part of the national squad that will compete in leg four of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which will be held in Sydney, Australia this weekend.

They will have to be at their best in what looks to be a highly competitive Pool B on Saturday, which will see them come up against fancied sides Fiji, France and Samoa.

Head coach Gareth Williams, said: "We've worked hard on identifying what we didn't do efficiently last week, and that included going away from one or two key elements that served us well in Dubai and Cape Town

"The group is a challenging one, but that's the same as all the other groups. We know all about Fiji, but France and Samoa were threatening over the course of last weekend too, and there will also be a natural progression in their game going into Sydney, so we need to be at our best.

“We need to make it difficult for the opposition to cope with us. We feel we went away from that in Wellington and so we're keen to rekindle that spirit and style this weekend and beyond."

The team took the opportunity this week to go out into the Sydney community, including a visit to Lane Cove Rugby Club where they held a coaching session with the junior players.

"These visits are something we've done in the past and it's something the players want do more of, because it allows us to get to know the community and get a feel for these places we visit during the season," added Williams.

"Hopefully it's something the children will benefit from and create some good memories too."


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