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England 7s legend Dan Norton returns to his roots with a stint in the Premiership

BY Grant Constable  ·  Tuesday Aug 18, 2020

England Sevens’ all-time leading try-scorer will join up with London Irish on a short term contract. Dan Norton will return to rugby fifteens after forging a stellar career on the 7s circuit with England, amassing countless records along the way.

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Norton has incredibly scored over 350 times whilst wearing the England 7s jersey, firmly placing his name in the history books of the 7s game.

A distinguished 7s career has seen the speedster help Team GB to a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, and the England team to a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

Earlier this calendar year, Norton continued his record-breaking fashion by surpassing the record for most matches played in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

“I am really looking forward to getting started with London Irish and for the opportunity to go back to the format I played at grassroots level.

“I hope my experience on the 7s circuit can translate onto the pitch with Irish and I can help the club wherever I can” explained Norton.

London Irish Director of Rugby, Declan Kidney, said that everyone is excited to see what he can do when making the switch.

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“Dan has had a fantastic career with England 7s and we are excited to see what he can do in the XV game environment.  Hopefully Dan can bring his experience from over the years and have a good impact on the squad.”

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