Friday, 21 June 2013

Williams to lead Welsh Sevens defence

Lee Williams will lead the Welsh charge at the Rugby World Sevens in Moscow where they defend the shock title they picked up four years ago in Dubai.

The Carmarthen Quin, 30, starred during that triumph and brings a wealth of experience to the squad having appeared in 30 tournament on the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Pontypridd's Adam Thomas will lead the side which finished seventh in the IRB World Series last season, while James Davies, younger brother of Wales and Lions star Jonathan, is also in the squad.

Alex Webber's rapid rise continues with his selection, and at 21 he is the youngest member of the squad.

Cardiff duo Gareth Davies and Alex Walker have both returned to Sevens duty having spent time with the Blues last season, while Rhys Jones is selected having recovered from an injury which kept him out of the last two legs of the world series.

Llandovery speedster Chris Knight and team-mate Adam Warren are in the squad, Warren having been part of the Welsh tour to Japan, along with Llanelli's Craig Price and the Quins' Jason Harries.

Paul John’s side are in Pool E for the tournament, which runs from June 28-30, alongside Fiji, Tonga and Uruguay. They face the South Americans first on the 28, before taking on Fiji and Tonga a day later, hoping to do enough to qualify for the knock-out stages.

Wales Sevens squad: Adam Thomas (Pontypridd), Alex Webber (Ystrad Rhondda), Lee Williams (Carmarthen Quins), Gareth Davies (Cardiff), Chris Knight (Llandovery), Rhys Shellard (Pontypridd), James Davies (Carmarthen Quins), Alex Walker (Cardiff), Adam Warren (Llandovery), Craig Price (Llanelli), Jason Harries (Carmarthen Quins), Rhys Jones (Llandovery).


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