Ex-London Scottish director of rugby Simon Amor has been handed the job of leading the Team GB men’s sevens team at next year’s Olympics in Brazil.

The current England sevens head coach will be assisted by Wales’ Gareth Williams, while England Women’s head coach Simon Middleton will take charge of the women’s squad assisted by Richie Pugh.

Former Hampton School student Amor said: "“I am incredibly honoured and privileged to be appointed as head coach of the GB Sevens team.

It will be a massive challenge, but a huge opportunity.

"However, with a lot of effort, common sense and working together across the unions we can get a team ready that can be very successful next year in Rio."

He added: “It is great to have Gareth alongside me. He has seven years’ experience behind him on the world series and he was assistant coach for Wales when they won the World Cup Sevens.

"He has also made a real impact on the Wales team as head coach as well. It is important we have a blend of unions in the management to create the ‘GB’ feel and to maximise the strengths of the home nations.

“I will, along with Gareth, meet the players and coaches from the other home nations.

"But the priority is to understand where we can get this Great Britain team preparing and playing in competition - which is critical.”