Forbes: "Important to finish with a bang"

(IRB.COM) Sunday 11 May 2014
 
 Forbes: "Important to finish with a bang"
Inside the winning dressing room after the Cup final

England's Simon Amor on finishing fourth in his first season as coach: "The guys wanted so desperately to connect with the crowd, sometimes we tried too hard. We're a fourth-place team at the moment, we've made a lot of changes but the group are growing and it sets up nicely for the Commonwealth Games."

Mick O’Connor, Australia coach in his last Series event:
“I am going to miss the Series though, I’ll be back though but I probably won’t have the seat I have at the moment. But I will miss it, the players, the teams we play against, the people, the staff at the IRB, it is an amazing tournament and really a world class event.”

13-try hero Seabelo Senatla on winning the Plate: “It is not what we wanted but we have the Plate and we are pleased about that. We started off well, played a good five or six tournaments and then slacked off a bit. We are happy to finish second which is good, but we will be working hard to go one better next year. It is an awesome platform to build on and we finished on a high here."

Canada coach Geraint John, Bowl winners and on finishing sixth in the Series overall: “I think if you’d have offered us at the start of the season, we wouldn’t have thought this would happen. Even this weekend we have only lost once, the first game yesterday. So really proud of all the players, the staff and everyone back home. To finish sixth in the Series is an unbelievable achievement for everyone.” 

USA's Zack Test, Shield winners, on next year's challenge: "We're building our foundation. We've got lots of new boys for next season to help us qualify for the [2016] Olympics. Rugby is the fastest-growing sport in the States and to have the Olympics as an incentive will mean the sport will really take off."

Wales and British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton with a surprise admission: "England and New Zealand have impressed me. It will be a great tournament final if they meet in the final. I have an English father so I hope they win!"

London Sevens

Round 9
16-17 May 2015
Venue: Twickenham
City: London
Capacity: 82,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
ENG39
NZL37
ARG35
WAL33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
SAM39
KEN36
CAN36
USA33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
AUS39
FIJ37
ESP35
JPN33
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
RSA39
FRA37
SCO35
POR33
more
Photos
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: The New Zealand team perform a Haka in front of the two trophies during Th
  • New Zealand celebrate
  • Jamba Ulengo