Simon Amor

Simon Amor
Personal information
Full name Simon Daniel Edward Amor
Date of birth (1979-04-25) 25 April 1979
Place of birth Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 76 kg (12 st 0 lb)
School Hampton School
University Cambridge University
Club information
Position Scrum-half
Current club London Scottish
Senior clubs*
YearsClubApps (points)


London Irish
Rugby Lions
London Wasps
London Scottish

1 (11)
Representative teams
England Students
Sevens National teams
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Simon Daniel Edward Amor (born 25 April 1979) is a former English rugby union footballer who played at scrum-half or fly-half for London Scottish and is a former captain of the England Sevens team. He is the current Head Coach of the England Sevens

Early life

Amor was educated at Denmead Preparatory School, Hampton School, St. Mary's University College (Twickenham) and Cambridge University. At Cambridge he earned a blue playing in the 2000 Varsity Rugby Match for Cambridge University RFC against Oxford University RFC at Twickenham Stadium and went on to graduate with a degree in Management Studies.

Playing career

Amor started his rugby career at London Irish where he played as a junior before joining the senior squad. During the summer of 2002, Amor signed a professional contract with Gloucester. He has previously played for Harlequins, London Irish, Blackheath, Coventry and the Rugby Lions. Whilst at Gloucester he was a replacement in the 2003 Powergen Cup Final in which Gloucester defeated Northampton Saints.[1]

In August 2002, Amor represented the England Sevens at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. In December 2004, Amor was the inaugural IRB Sevens Player of the Year.

In August 2005, Amor was instrumental in Gloucester's victory at the Middlesex Sevens.

In May 2006, Amor joined London Wasps, as replacement for their retiring scrum-half, Matt Dawson. In August 2006, Amor was the key playmaker in London Wasps's victory at the Middlesex Sevens.


In 2008, Amor signed as a player/coach for London Scottish and Head Coach of the England Women Sevens team at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. He became a Performance Advisor at UK Sport[2] and was appointed on to the Advisory Board of Ultimate Rugby Sevens.

In May 2010, Amor took over the role of Head Coach for London Scottish. In November 2011, Amor took over the role of Director of Rugby at London Scottish who now play in the RFU Championship.

In September 2013 he took over the role of Head Coach of the England Sevens

See also


  1. "Clockwatch: Powergen Cup final". BBC. 5 April 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. "Amor to Join UK Sport". UK Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
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