Raw speed with Norton, Isles and Walker

(IRB.COM) Thursday 10 October 2013
 
 Raw speed with Norton, Isles and Walker
Carlin Isles is the fastest rugby player - but how does he view the importance of raw speed?

This weekend the fans at the Gold Coast Sevens will be treated to some of the best Rugby Sevens at Skilled Park. 

Throughout the season we will be going behind-the-scenes at training to find out how the best in the world chisel themselves into shape for the Sevens.

In this video ahead of the first round of the HSBC Sevens World Series we are looking at raw speed and spoke with three of the game's fastest players.

England's Dan Norton, USA's Carlin Isles and Australia's Shannon Walker have all shown what they can do on the biggest stage, and we hear their thoughts on the importance of raw speed, and how they train to be so quick.

Dan Norton: "It is pretty exhilarating to be fair, there is no other feeling than beating a man, going through and scoring and hearing the crowd roar. It is unforgettable how loud and how amazing it makes you feel inside as well."

Carlin Isles: "When I know I am going to get the ball and gas someone my eyes light up like silver dollars. It is an incredible feeling knowing I have this space and I know I can out run this guy. It is incredible because you are doing what you love and I love running fast."

Shannon Walker: "It is good to have that speed. It is a big plus because you can't teach it. It helps heaps out wide and I back myself every time."

VIDEO! Norton, Isles and Walker talk speed

Gold Coast Sevens

Round 1
12-13 October 2013

Venue: Skilled Park
City: Gold Coast
Capacity: 27,400 

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
KEN37
USA35
TON33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
RSA39
ENG37
FRA35
ESP33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ37
WAL37
CAN37
POR33
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
AUS38
SAM37
ARG35
SCO34
more
Photos
  • Collins Injera's Twitter
  • Tom Mitchell, Gold Coast Sevens
  • IRB referees in training at Gold Coast Sevens