CONFIRMED | England Sevens legend makes move to the Gallagher Premiership | Ruck

CONFIRMED | England Sevens legend makes move to the Gallagher Premiership

London Irish has confirmed that Dan Norton, the leading try-scorer of all time in the 7s format, has agreed to link up with London Irish on a short-term contract.

Norton has incredibly scored over 350 times whilst wearing the England 7s jersey, firmly placing his name in the history books of the 7s game.

A distinguished 7s career has seen the speedster help Team GB to a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, and the England team to a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

Earlier this calendar year, Norton continued his record-breaking fashion by surpassing the record for most matches played in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

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“I am really looking forward to getting started with London Irish and for the opportunity to go back to the format I played at grassroots level.

“Hopefully my experience on the 7s circuit can translate onto the pitch with Irish and I can help the club wherever I can” explained Norton.

5 pairs of rugby players you didn’t know are related

1. Ben & Tom Curry and John & Sam Olver

The Curry twins are the nephew of former England hooker John Olver and cousins of former Northampton Saints fly-half Sam Olver, who is now at Ealing Trailfinders.

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