Tom Mitchell, England’s Sevens captain is hoping that he and his team mates can improve on their eight position in the series last year, as the World Rugby Seven Series will be kicking off this weekend in Dubai.
Mitchell is still a bit buoyed, after he had led Great Britain Rio to a silver medal during the Rio Olympics, after losing in the final to Fiji.
Mitchell, who spoke to Sky Sports had said,
“We are carrying quite a lot of continuity from last season which is good,”
“We have got some experienced heads as well after what happened in the summer with the GB squad, and that experience will really help us.”
Mitchell, who also submitted on Englandrugby.com was quoted saying,
“Historically it has always been an amazing tournament for us. We are very fortunate to get a lot of support out there, and there is always a brilliant atmosphere for us”
Mitchell also talked about the special feeling that they get from running onto the field especially in the evening games, with the lights on, and an excited crowd behind them.
The favorites for the overall honors in Dubai will be Fiji, who in the last three years, have emerged twice as Champions.
Welshman, Gareth Baber, took over the Fiji Squad as coach after Ben Ryan, Fiji’s English coach had stepped down at the conclusion of the Olympic Games, where they won their first Olympic medal.
Baber, who formerly was in charge of Hong Kong, believes he was handed an incredible opportunity to take charge of the present Olympic and World champions, and he hopes to strengthen his knowledge of the game while in the driving seat of the team.
OseaKolinisau, Fiji captain will be one to watch in Dubai while JasaVeremalua will likely be the star man for Fiji once again.