With fifteens players clamouring to join their national sides sevens programmes ahead of the Olympics next year, we take a look at who would make the ultimate sevens team…
7.Willie le Roux
The Springbok full back is capable of stepping in a first receiver, whilst also possessing an impressive turn of pace that could see him break through defensive lines at ease.
The giant Welsh wing is a proven try scorer and has a powerful combination of size and speed that could see him run riot out on the sevens pitch.
Cooper already looks set to be the face of the Australian sevens team at the Olympics, and with his ability to step around players with ease it’s easy to see why.
One of the most exciting scrum halves in rugby right now, Matawalu is a risk taker which means he often finds himself making breaks that nobody expects.
The game of sevens is less reliant on set piece dominance meaning Burgess would be free to play to his strengths which involve passing, tackling and running with the ball (all very well).
With prior experience of playing in the centres, Hooper provides a specialist breakdown expert who is also more than capable of integrating into a backline move.
1.Sonny Bill Williams
It has already been confirmed that SBW fully expects to be playing sevens next year, and it’s easy to see why with his off-loading ability and quick breaks.