Navy Coach works with Samurai Rugby during the 2011 7's Season
Former Head Coach to the RN Senior XV and Navy Sharks WO1 (PT) (Billy) May has spent the closed season working with Samurai International as one of the coaches to this prestigious 7's rugby teams. Founded in 1996 and renowned for their adventurous free flow style of play which has carried them to success in many competitions around the world.
During the 7's season Billy has coached the Fiji Global Samurai to the final of the Manchester 7's only losing to the Spain in the final. This was followed with a competition which involved the Samurai Sharks which is the Samurai Academy team during the Wild Boar 7's he took the team to the semi finals which considering the teams they had to overcome in the early rounds was commendable.
The remainder of the season Billy spent with the Samurai Barracudas at tournaments at the Church, Cwmtawe and Harpenden losing in 2 finals against Wooden Spooners and the Marauders and the Semi Final against Neath at Cwmtawe. It was during this tournament that Billy had the opportunity to coach alongside IRB Legend Ben Gollings.
Billy said of the experience, ‘It was an honour to be invited to coach the Samurai 7's sides at various prestigious tournaments, and to have an opportunity to work/develop with some talented 7's players'.