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Davies leading big names to Singha 7s

Academy manager Matt Davies is delighted to have the chance to put some of Wasps’ best into the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s as part of their pre-season preparations.

Wasps reached the final stage of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s in 2011, but have tended to focus on their 15-a-side game in previous years.

However, with an extended pre-season owing to the World Cup, Davies is excited to have the chance to include some of Wasps’ senior players.
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“We’ve put some of the more senior players into the Singha 7s and built it into our pre-season leading up to the Aviva Premiership in mid October,” said Davies, who was part of the Saracens set-up who triumphed in 2011.

“Over the years, we’ve had a focus on the Aviva Premiership and preparing for that with our pre-season games and we’ve used 7s as an opportunity for the younger players to go out and play.

“The Singha 7s is a brilliant opportunity for us to put out such a competitive team with a brilliant mix of senior players and guys that have lit up the Premiership over the last couple of years.

“And we can combine them with our youngest players who get the opportunity to play on a great stage and learn an awful lot from the players around them.
Group C
Friday 21 August – Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Wasps, Saracens, Harlequins, Northampton Saints
19:15 Wasps v Harlequins
19:40 Saracens v Northampton Saints
20:10 Saracens v Harlequins
20:35 Wasps v Northampton Saints
21:05 Harlequins v Northampton Saints
21:30 Wasps v Saracens
“Singha 7s is massively important to us. Each club will do things differently, but what’s important is that the players really come alive when the ball comes into training and that we build some competitive rugby into our pre-season.

“To do that at something as big as the Singha 7s is really valued by the players as part of the training and preparation for the season.”

Davies, who will head up all things 7s at Wasps, is also looking forward to seeing some of the Aviva Premiership’s best players in an environment conducive to running rugby and high-scoring games.

“The Singha 7s gives those Aviva Premiership Rugby players the chance to play with a little bit more freedom.

“You’re certainly going to have some very successful Premiership players able to perform with a lot more space, and that greater element of freedom, and for the young guys this is a chance to take another step along their development route as players.

“There should be some really exciting results.”

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