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Great Britain head coach Simon Amor believes that rugby sevens soaring global standards will make qualification alone a tough assignment for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Trainers All Black .Amors squad ended the mens tournament at Deodoro Stadium with a silver medal after?missing out to Fiji in the final.Britain made a mark by beating sevens powerhouses like New Zealand and South Africa during their six-match campaign. The tournament delivered some spectacular moments -- Japans defeat of New Zealand being a prime example -- and Amor is enthused about prospects for sevens.I think World Rugby has done an amazing job growing the game, he said.You see the level of competition -- the womens game is going through the roof, the developing rugby nations are getting better and better, and in four years time you are going to see an unbelievable tournament.It is going to be difficult to qualify for 2020, let alone get a medal. That is the direction it is going in.Amor paid tribute to his players, who only came together as a group barely three months before Rio, but still finished on the medal podium.I certainly think we maximised every opportunity, he added.We made the best of the challenges we faced. We knew what they were, and the ability of that team to adapt into the Olympics was second to none.It is important everyone has a bit of time off now and switches off, and then we start again on the World Series when I get back into the office on Monday with my England hat back on.For Amors opposite number in the final -- former England Sevens head coach Ben Ryan -- it was a strange experience, given his role in developing many of the Great Britain squad.Ryan said: I find it quite awkward coaching against them because I know a lot of them. I knew Dan Norton when he was 16. Tom Mitchell, the captain, I watched him play in Bristol University Freshers Week, Dan Bibby was playing for Cardiff Met, Marcus Watson I picked up when he was released by London Irish academy. James Rodwell I coached for England counties.Tom has never played a game of XVs in his life, and he is an absolute genius on the sevens field. He could be a terrific 12 at international and Premiership level, given the chance in XVs.Reflecting on his departure from the Rugby Football Union in 2013, Ryan added: There is no animosity involved. The guys I had head to heads with are no longer at the RFU.I had seven years with England, and my last tournament was a World Cup final. We got battered by New Zealand.I just got a bit disillusioned and flat, and with a few things that were going on at the RFU.I came to Fiji and just got back to basics again and stripped away all the other stuff that sometimes comes with these programmes -- too many people, too many layers.We have simple leadership and a very simple framework of what we do. We set simple standards. Everyone knows what is going on.There is no politics around the players or management. It works. Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Trainers Green . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Trainers Rose . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.Defending champions Surrey Storm picked up their first Vitality Superleague victory of the season as they proved too strong for Team Northumbria on Friday. Leading 27-20 at the interval, Surrey eased through the gears in quarters three and four to limit Northumbria to just 15 points and close out a 57-35 victory.After a narrow Super Saturday defeat to Team Bath on the opening weekend, the Storm bounced back in perfect style with a comfortable win. Goal keeper Hannah Reid was the star of the show as she led a strong defensive performance that kept the Northumbria attack quiet throughout all four quarters. Sky Live: Northumbria v Mavericks We preview Mondays live action froom the Superleague Pamela Cookey ensured the Storm attack was equally as impressive, her 100% shooting record (23 from 23), coupled with 34 goals from Rachel Dunn enough to see off Northumbria after a close first half. Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Trainers Pink. For Northumbria it is another defeat after being beaten 59-37 by Manchester Thunder last weekend - the girls from the North East will look to bounce back when they host Hertfordshire Mavericks live on Sky Sports on Monday.Watch Northumbria v Hertfordshire Mavericks live on Sky Sports 3 HD on Monday from 7.30pm. Catch the match for £6.99 on NOW TV. No contract. Also See: Vitality Superleague fixtures Table Live on Sky Sportswomen Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' ' 

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