Ospreys scrum-half Reuben Morgan-Williams made his first foray into sevens this season and is now looking ahead to the next stage of the competition.
After featuring for Wales Sevens at the World Rugby Seven Series in Hamilton last weekend, the young scrum-half spoke about his transition from fifteens to seven before heading to the Sydney Sevens.
“It’s been very difficult, there’s a lot of fitness involved and it’s been entirely different to the 15s game. But it has been a really good experience for me.”
Morgan-Williams featured in 13 games last season for the Ospreys and signed his first professional contract with the region last year.
“I had a few games for the Ospreys last season which was pretty good. It was great to get that exposure and play against top level players.”
Speaking about his transition to the sevens game, Morgan- Williams said: “Sevens is completely different to the fifteens game which I’ve noticed a lot by being here. I’m learning an awful lot from the sevens boys and I think it’s really going to help my game by learning a lot of new skills.”
“You always have to be fit to play 9 in fifteen a side, but the sevens is a different ball game altogether. There’s only 7 of you on the field but you still have to cover the same space so it’s a lot different but its really helped me a lot.”
Wales Sevens have been drawn in a pool with New Zealand, Scotland and Spain for this weekend's Sydney Sevens.
“The crowd at the sevens never disappoint. They always show up. Hopefully it’ll be the same in Sydney which I expect it will be and I’m really looking forward to that.”