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The Japan Rugby 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 technical director in December 2021, and will be co-manager of the Japanese men’s and women’s sevens national team.

I’ve been with the pub and an overseas expedition. Since Tokyo 2020, the Japan Men’s National Sevens Team has been under interim head coach Koichi Umeda. .

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

Inauguration Date: September 29, 2022

Name: Simon AMOR

Date of birth: April 25, 1979

Place of birth: London

Alma mater: University of Cambridge

Player history: insider position

【15 people】

1997-1998 London Irish

2002-2006 Gloucester

2006-2008 London Wasps

2008-2010 Scottish London

【7 people】

2001-2007 England National Sevens Team (captain)

World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year 2004

Coach career:

【15 people】

2008-09 Scotland player coach in London

2010-13 London Scottish Director of Rugby

2020-21 England National Team Attack Coach

2021 Hong Kong National Team Head Coach

◆ Main achievements:

2020 Six Nations Champion

Winner of the Autumn Nations Cup 2020

【7 people】

2009 Head coach of the England women’s national team

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

2016 England Men’s National Team Head Coach

2021-22 Technical Director of the Japan Sevens National Team

◆ Main achievements:

Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalist

2017 World Sevens Series second overall

2018 World Cup silver medal

2018 Commonwealth Games silver medal (men’s and women’s)

■Comment from head coach Simon Amor

“It is an honor to be appointed 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 world standards, and it 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 Japan Rugby Union officials

Business operations manager (responsible for rugby) Mitsuyuki Nakayama

“I am delighted to welcome Simon Amor, who has many successes 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 who familiar with rugby sevens, head coach Until now, as technical director of the Japanese national sevens team, he was mainly involved in strengthening plans and analyzing international trends, but from now on, as well as planning and training for Paris Olympics, Mr. I expect he will use his network with the world and grow the team further.”

National Team Director Tsuyoshi Tokunaga

“I have high expectations in terms of Mr. Simon 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 aim of the new system is to win the Asian Olympic qualifiers and win a medal at the Paris Olympics. We attach great importance to the process. In conveying the appeal of sevens to many people, we continue to expect the development of sevens coaches and development paths. “

■ Japan Men’s Sevens National Team future activities


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 Rugby Sevens World Series 2023 Hong Kong Tournament Round 1

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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