“As a former Samurai player it was great to be given the chance to coach the side in the Super Sevens Series and help maintain the club's success in the competition .”
John Brake, Head Coach
Samurai Barracudas beat the British Army in a thrilling cup final to win the elite Super Sevens Series trophy and maintain their stranglehold on the competition. The side. which boasted players from nine different nations, came together the day before and after topping their group with wins over Marauders and the British Army went on to beat Apache and Ireland in the knock out stages to set up a rematch with the Army in the final. With five of the twelve teams in the mix for the series title heading into the final leg it was Samurai who kept their nerve to finish top of the pile and capitalise on the narrow lead they carried over from the first three legs.
Samurai had finished as well beaten runners up to the British Army in the first leg of the series at Bury St Edmunds but had performed consistently throughout the series winning the second leg in Maidenhead before losing in the semi final of the third at Worcester.
Squad: Adam Clayton (Eng), Boyd Rouse (Zim), Carl Murray (Por), Charlie Walker-Blair (Eng), John Dawe (Ger), Adil Achabar (Mar), Pedro Leal (Por), Pierre Peres (Fra), Jordan Simpson-Hefft (NZ), Kalo Kunro (Fij), Elliot Frewen (Wal), James Beal (Eng)
Manager: Billy May
Updated 16:27 - 10 Aug 2017 by Mark Dean
Coach: John Brake
Physio: Claire McLoughlin
Assistant Physio: Kai Adams