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Keira Bevan named in GB 7s training squad

Bristol Bears Women scrum half, Keira Bevan has been named in Scott Forrest’s GB Sevens extended squad, putting her in the frame for inclusion in the Team GB rugby sevens squad for July’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Bevan headed to Scotland last week to take part in the first of three GB Sevens camps ahead of selection for the Games.

“It’s an unexpected but exciting opportunity for me. We know that almost half of this extended squad won’t travel to Tokyo so it’s definitely a case of working hard from here, keeping my head down and pushing for a spot.

“There’s going to be a lot of competition but that’s only going to benefit everyone in the long term.”

Wales Sevens head coach Ollie Phillips said, “It’s fantastic to have three Wales players named in this extended squad.

“They’ve all got the skillset and professionalism needed to challenge for a place in the final squad and we will continue to support them as best we can to ensure they are in the best possible place to do so.

“The hard work starts here, but it will be a challenge they will relish as international athletes and competitors.”

Following the camp in Edinburgh, there will be further camps in Wales and England in April.