ON THE OLYMPICS…

Rugby World - - Pool Three -

RW: It looked like a bit of a risk to switch to sevens with Team GB af­ter a sea­son of 15s, but it paid off at the Olympic Games in Rio… James: If you look at the big play­ers who had the year to try to make it, like Quade Cooper and Bryan Ha­bana, and they couldn’t make an im­pres­sion, I was pretty proud of what I achieved in eight weeks. Jonathan: Go on, just blow your own trum­pet!! Se­ri­ously, I ad­mire him be­cause he al­ways backs him­self. That’s what he does in the 15-a-side game and he’s done bril­liantly since I’ve been away. RW: What stands out from your Rio ex­pe­ri­ence? Jonathan: I’ll just sit back, I’ve heard it all be­fore. I know what’s com­ing. James: It was men­tal, just to­tally sur­real. We saw Usain Bolt at the canteen, and chat­ted to Justin Rose and Andy Mur­ray. Mur­ray gets stick for be­ing dour but he was a good laugh. Play­ing-wise, Si­mon Amor is a bril­liant coach and I was with a re­ally good group of boys, but Fiji were awe­some (in the fi­nal) and de­served to win.

It was pleas­ing to get a few com­pli­ments on Twit­ter say­ing my game was go­ing well. That’s what ex­cites me, per­form­ing in front of thou­sands of peo­ple.

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