Simon Amor

Simon Daniel Edward Amor (born 25 April 1979) is an English rugby union former player and current coach. He played scrum-half and fly-half for London Scottish and captained the England national rugby sevens team. He has been the head coach of the England national rugby sevens team and is now attack coach for the England national rugby team.[1]

Simon Amor
Birth nameSimon Daniel Edward Amor
Date of birth (1979-04-25) 25 April 1979 (age 41)
Place of birthKingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight76 kg (12 st 0 lb; 168 lb)
SchoolHampton School
UniversityCambridge University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team London Scottish
Senior career
Years 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 Team Apps (Points)
  England Students
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2001–2006 England

Early lifeEdit

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 careerEdit

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.[2]

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.

CoachingEdit

In 2008, Amor signed as a player/coach for London Scottish. He became a Performance Advisor at UK Sport[3] 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, and in November 2011, took over the role of Director of Rugby at the club.

He was Head Coach of the England women sevens team at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. In September 2013 he took over the role of Head Coach of the England national rugby sevens team. In 2016, Amor was appointed Head Coach of the Great Britain Sevens team who went on to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. In 2020, he was appointed Attack Coach of the England Rugby team, under Eddie Jones [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The i". George Ford's advice for England's new attack coach: Keep it simple, please.
  2. ^ "Clockwatch: Powergen Cup final". BBC. 5 April 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Amor to Join UK Sport". UK Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Amor and Proudfoot Join England Men's Coaching Team". RFU. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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