Simon Amor

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Simon Amor
Full name Simon Daniel Edward Amor
Date of birth (1979-04-25) 25 April 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 76 kg (12 st 0 lb)
School Hampton School
University Cambridge University
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team London Scottish
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)

1997–1998
1999
1999

2002–2006
2006–2008
2008–2010
Harlequins
London Irish
Blackheath
Coventry
Rugby Lions
Gloucester
London Wasps
London Scottish

1
11
10

(11)
(83)
(9)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
  England Students
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team   Comps
2001–2006 England
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Melbourne Team competition

Simon Daniel Edward Amor (born 25 April 1979) is a former English rugby union footballer who played at scrum-half or fly-half for London Scottish and is a former captain of the England Sevens team. He is the current Head Coach of the England Sevens.

Early life[edit]

Amor was educated at Denmead Preparatory School, Hampton School, St. Mary's University College (Twickenham) and Cambridge University. At Cambridge he earned a blue playing in the 2000 Varsity Rugby Match for Cambridge University RFC against Oxford University RFC at Twickenham Stadium and went on to graduate with a degree in Management Studies.

Playing career[edit]

Amor started his rugby career at London Irish where he played as a junior before joining the senior squad. During the summer of 2002, Amor signed a professional contract with Gloucester. He has previously played for Harlequins, London Irish, Blackheath, Coventry and the Rugby Lions. Whilst at Gloucester he was a replacement in the 2003 Powergen Cup Final in which Gloucester defeated Northampton Saints.[1]

In August 2002, Amor represented the England Sevens at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. In December 2004, Amor was the inaugural IRB Sevens Player of the Year.

In August 2005, Amor was instrumental in Gloucester's victory at the Middlesex Sevens.

In May 2006, Amor joined London Wasps, as replacement for their retiring scrum-half, Matt Dawson. In August 2006, Amor was the key playmaker in London Wasps's victory at the Middlesex Sevens.

Coaching[edit]

In 2008, Amor signed as a player/coach for London Scottish and Head Coach of the England Women Sevens team at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. He became a Performance Advisor at UK Sport[2] and was appointed on to the Advisory Board of Ultimate Rugby Sevens.

In May 2010, Amor took over the role of Head Coach for London Scottish. In November 2011, Amor took over the role of Director of Rugby at London Scottish who now play in the RFU Championship.

In September 2013 he took over the role of Head Coach of the England Sevens

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clockwatch: Powergen Cup final". BBC. 5 April 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Amor to Join UK Sport". UK Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 

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