We’ve analysed the best players from only the 15-man game to present our ultimate Team GB Sevens team that would definitely win gold at the 2021 Olympic games in Japan.
Maro Itoje (England): Every sevens team needs a kick-off and lineout specialist may be required. No one fits that bill better than England’s sensational Itoje. His aerial ability and all-round athleticism is up there with the best. Tackles, turnovers, off-loads and bags of enthusiasm – Itoje would bring a medal-winning game to a Team GB Sevens team.
Jamie Ritchie (Scotland): The Scot would be the beast up front. A tackling machine, with massive go-forward and ferocious clear-outs at the ruck – Sam would give GB a hard edge that all good teams need.
Justin Tipuric: The Wales flanker has an all-round game well suited to Sevens. Turnovers at breakdown, high work rate and great handling skills all add up to a big impact for Team GB.