Bath’s Ollie Devoto hopes to call on Premiership Rugby 7s experience
Bath full-back Ollie Devoto hopes to call upon his experience from last year's Premiership Rugby 7s series
Bath full-back Ollie Devoto may still be at the beginning of his professional career but having one J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s series under his belt already he is keen to help the side’s debutants hit the ground running in this year’s event.
The 19-year-old was part of a Bath side that only missed out on the final last summer on points difference and enjoyed a successful season having secured the Six Nations and Junior World Championship titles with England Under-20s.
This year’s squad features the likes of young talents such as Ollie Evans, Max Clark and Max Northcote-Green and having been in their shoes 12 months ago Devoto believes his advice can help them prosper.
“I played in the J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s last year and I didn’t have too much of a role, it was mainly just to welcome me into the season but I feel this year I need to step up to the plate a bit more and I am really looking forward to it,” said Devoto.
“I went to school with some of the lads that are doing the same thing that I did last year so I know what they are going through and I know what they are thinking and we are a tight group.
“I think 7s is a nice way to start the season and you can go out there and enjoy it and it is fantastic to go to places like Gloucester.
“Our first game is against Gloucester and I don’t think there is any better way to start the competition. It is going to be physical and it always tough to go and play in front of their home crowd.”