Amor proud of Commonwealth Games medals

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Head of England Sevens Simon Amor has spoken of his pride of how both the men's and women's team performed for Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Both teams secured bronze medals in Australia over three days of competition at the Robina Stadium in Gold Coast.

England's women finished second in their pool and then were beaten by eventual winners New Zealand in the semi-final, but responded with an impressive 24-19 victory over Canada to secure the bronze.

Amor led the men's side who beat hosts Australia in the pool stages and they were also beaten by gold medallist New Zealand in the last four, but produced a stunning comeback in their bronze medal game from being 0-14 down at half-time to win 21-14.

"I'm incredibly proud of the effort from everyone in both programmes," said Amor.

"Looking at the men's, it was obviously a tough game against New Zealand who went on to win it, but really pleased with the way we kept on fighting an scraping in that one.

"The resilience from the guys to come back against an unbelievable South Africa team and put in the second half performance to get the bronze medal shows an awful lot about this group.

"What was so special was for the women's programme to get their bronze medal. They beat a very good Canada side, they were in the fight in every single game and the growth they've had on the journey over the last six months has been incredible."


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