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Lloyd and Scarlets target Singha 7s redemption


Connor Lloyd’s 7s bow for Scarlets last year did not go exactly to plan and the scrum-half admits he and his team are keen to set the record straight in 2015.

The Scarlets travel to BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday to take on the other three Welsh regions in the opening round of the Singha Premiership 7s series.

Last year the Scarlets finished third, just missing out on a place at finals day but it was a tough going for Lloyd – who, as it turned out, played the whole round with a serious knee injury.

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That ruled him out of action for the majority of last season but with the new campaign approaching, the 21-year-old is hoping to show what he can do.

The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series is the only competition this season where you will see the 12 Premiership Rugby clubs taking on the four Welsh Regions.

“We are all really excited, we have got a couple of sessions coming up and we will be working hard to build together as a team, to get all the players understanding their roles,” he said.

“I personally have not had all that much experience with 7s, but I played last year even though it turned out I had a serious knee injury.

“I had done it the day before the competition which was not ideal! Hopefully it will run a bit more smoothly for me this time around.

“It’s a completely different squad, I think there are only one or two of us from last year, it’s brand new.

“We have got a lot more 7s experience in the side now, there is some raw pace and just overall it is a lot stronger.”

12 months before 7s returns to the Olympics in Rio, the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s represents a major opportunity for players from a number of different nations to state their case for a place in the British squad.

Not just at international level but with the PRO12 season also starting during the World Cup, there are chances for younger squad players to put their hands up for selection.

“There was not much in it last year, we didn’t quite click in the first game and in the end we were a bit unlucky not to have won a couple more games and gone through,” he added.

“We won our last game by quite a big margin as well so hopefully this time around we can hit the ground running and really click as a team from the start.

“It’s really important for young guys in the squad as well, we had a great opportunity last year and we really cherished that.

“Playing well in this tournament is a great way to get yourself noticed, it’s certainly not going to do your chances any harm when it comes to making the step up to XVs and the first team.”

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