Simon Amor: 'Sri Lanka, Uganda are unknown quantities'

Head coach Simon Amor of England looks out to the crowd during the Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
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England Rugby Sevens head coach Simon Amor is wary of unknown quantities such as Group D opponents Sri Lanka and Uganda at the Commonwealth Games.

England Rugby Sevens head coach Simon Amor has admitted that Group D opponents Sri Lanka and Uganda will be unknown quantities for his side at this summer's Commonwealth Games.

England have been drawn in a group alongside the two minnows and Australia, with whom they are much more familiar having done battle regularly in the IRB World Series.

However, despite being heavy favourites to comfortably beat both Sri Lanka and Uganda, Amor is wary of the danger posed by the smaller nations.

"The standard at the bottom has really come up. The honest truth is we don't really know until we get there, but in the Sevens environment you cannot think about day two, you cannot think about the next game, you have to focus on your first game because it is all about building momentum," Amor told reporters.

"There are too many good teams out there that are currently smaller nations that could quite easily turn you over. Our focus is very much getting Sri Lanka right first and foremost, and then building from that moment to do Uganda and then Australia."

England, who will play all three of the group games on July 26 at Ibrox Stadium, revealed their 12-man squad for the Games earlier today.

Who will win the Rugby Sevens gold at the Commonwealth Games?

New Zealand
Australia
South Africa
England
Scotland
Other
New Zealand
42.9%
Australia
3.6%
South Africa
5.4%
England
23.2%
Scotland
5.4%
Other
19.6%
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks on during the quarter final match between England and Samoa at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
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