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The Japan Rugby Football Union (Chairman: Masato Tsuchida, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has appointed a new head coach for the Japan Men’s Sevens National Team as follows.

Simon Amor, the new head coach, will be appointed as a technical director in December 2021, and will be the joint manager of the men’s and women’s sevens Japan national team.

I’ve been accompanied by an inn and an overseas expedition. Since Tokyo 2020, the Japan Men’s Sevens National Team has been under the acting head coach Koichi Umeda. .

Men’s Sevens Japan National Team Head Coach Simon Amo Profile

Inauguration Date: September 29, 2022

Name: Simon AMOR

Date of Birth: April 25, 1979

Birthplace: London

Alma mater: University of Cambridge

Player history: position scrum half

【15 people】

1997-1998 London Irish

2002-2006 Gloucester

2006-2008 London Wasps

2008-2010 London Scottish

【7 people】

2001-2007 England Sevens National Team (Captain)

2004 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year

Instructor career:

【15 people】

2008-09 London Scottish player coach

2010-13 London Scottish Director of Rugby

2020-21 England National Team Attack Coach

2021 Hong Kong National Team Head Coach

◆ Major achievements:

2020 Six Nations Champion

2020 Autumn Nations Cup Winner

【7 people】

2009 England women’s national team head coach

2013-20 Head of England Sevens (men and women)

2016 England Men’s National Team Head Coach

2021-22 Japan Sevens National Team Technical Director

◆ Major achievements:

2016 Rio Olympics silver medal

2017 World Sevens Series 2nd overall

2018 World Cup silver medal

2018 Commonwealth Games silver medal (men and women)

■Comment from head coach Simon Amor

“I am honored to be appointed as the head coach of the Japan Men’s Sevens National Team.Last season was a very difficult season for the team, partly due to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we have seen some new players with outstanding talent. This season’s World Series will probably be the most competitive series ever, with the Olympic qualifiers, but that’s what drives us to work hard in every tournament, to meet the world’s standards. , and will give you a great opportunity to grow through your desire to grow every day, and in doing so you will create the best chances of winning the Asian Games and the Asian qualifiers for the end-of-season Olympics. ”

■ Comments from officials of the Japan Rugby Football Union

■ Business execution manager (in charge of rugby) Mitsuyuki Nakayama

“I am very pleased to welcome Simon Amor, who has many achievements on the international stage as a coach, including a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, and who has been active as a player for the national team for a long time and is familiar with sevens rugby, as head coach. Until now, as the technical director of the Japan national sevens team, he was mainly involved in strengthening plans and international trend analysis, but from now on, in addition to planning and coaching for the Paris Olympics, Mr. I expect that he will utilize his network with the world and further grow the team.”

Tsuyoshi Tokunaga National Team Director

“I have high expectations for Mr. Simon’s ability to manage the British team in a short period of time and win the silver medal at the Rio Olympics.In addition, he has been with the World Series since January this year, and has learned about Japanese culture and the characteristics of Japanese people. The goal of the new system is to win the Asian Olympic qualifiers and win a medal at the Paris Olympics. We place great importance on the process.While conveying the appeal of sevens to many people, we will continue to expect the development of sevens coaches and development pathways.”

■ Men’s Sevens Japan National Team’s future activities

(2022)

September 30th to October 6th Okinawa training camp

October 14th to October 20th Kumagaya training camp

October 22-23 Asia Rugby Sevens Series ROUND1 (Bangkok, Thailand)

October 25th to October 30th Kumagaya training camp

November 4-6 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 1 Hong Kong Tournament

November 12-13 Asia Rugby Sevens Series ROUND2 (Korea)

November 26-27 Asia Rugby Sevens Series ROUND3 (UAE)

December 2-3 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 2 Dubai Tournament

December 9-11 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 3 Cape Town Tournament

(2023)

January 21-22 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 4 Hamilton

January 27-29 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 5 Sydney Tournament

February 25-26 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 6 Los Angeles

March 3-5 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 7 Vancouver Tournament

March 31-April 2 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 8 Hong Kong Tournament

April 8-9 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 9 Singapore Tournament

May 12-14 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 10 Toulouse Tournament

May 20-21 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Round 11 London Tournament

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