Following his brother Harry into the England Sevens squad for 2016/17 has given London-born Will Glover a special thrill. Harry played in three World Series tournaments in Las Vegas, Vancouver and Paris last season. Will took up the game at the age of six with Rosslyn Park, is a product of Harrow School, a former member of Wasps Academy and has obtained a forthcoming place at Newcastle University. His debut in the HSBC tournament was in Singapore this April. He also played in Paris and London
A flanker in XVs, he plays at prop of hooker in the abbreviated game and last November was a member of the England Sevens Academy side that won the Singapore Cricket Club tournament. He has represented London & South-East and England Roses at U16 level and the Wasps U18 team and learned much about the game from Jesse Coulson, the director of sport at Harrow School, where Will was captain of rugby. He also helped the side to reach the Rosslyn Park Schools Sevens final.
His best rugby-playing friend is fellow England squad member Charlie Hayter. Will said: “He’s a legend!” Idols while he was growing up were 2003 RWC winner Jason Robinson, Didier Drogba, a former captain of the Ivory Coast football team and Frank Lampard, another Chelsea player. He enjoys watching and taking part in football and golf and also likes cricket and NFL.
Mauritius is his top holiday destination because he loves water sports and scuba diving. Music in the charts appeals to him as does ‘Wedding Crashers’ on the film front and ‘Games of Thrones’ on TV. His favourite meal is an English breakfast and his proudest non-rugby moment was when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the UEFA Champions League title for the first time.
Last updated: 24 April 2017