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Scrum-half Callum Braley is looking to push on after sevens success

By The Citizen  |  Posted: August 13, 2014

AFTER enjoying a summer of silverware Callum Braley has set his sights on the number nine jersey at Gloucester.

The Bristol-born scrum-half kicked off the summer by captaining England Under-20s to a successful defence of their Junior World Championship crown in New Zealand.

He then made the switch to Gloucester and the good times have continued with the Cherry and Whites winning their second consecutive Premiership Rugby Sevens title on the weekend.

He was thrilled with the triumph, sealed by wins over Northampton Saints, Cardiff Blues and Newport Gwent Dragons.

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Now he is aiming to push Dan Robson and fellow new signing Scotland international Greig Laidlaw for game time.

Braley said: “It’s a good way to start the season and hopefully we can kick on from here.

“It’s always nice to get some silverware. It was a massive team effort, every time boys came off the bench they added more points and that’s what it’s all about.

“It was one of the first opportunities to play in front of David Humphreys and Laurie Fisher so you want to do as well as you can and the whole squad did that.

“I’m loving it here so far. It’s been tough but that’s what you expect from pre-season and it’s been good.

“Now I’m hoping to get some game time in pre-season and I can push on.

“I’ve got Greig and Dan ahead of me but hopefully I get some game time and I can take those opportunities whether in the A League, LV=Cup or even the Premiership.”

It is unclear whether Braley will play with Gloucester at the World Club Sevens on the weekend or at Kingsholm against Yorkshire Carnegie.

But he reckons the Cherry and Whites can travel to Twickenham with plenty of confidence following their latest triumph in the shortened form of the game.

He added: “It would be another chance to play the Gloucester way and hopefully get some silverware.

“We’ve proved over the last two years that we can play sevens so hopefully we can take it to the world stage.

“Tough occasions like that at the Stoop build the team. It will give us a lot of confidence.

“We will be playing against some of the best sevens players in the world but you fear and thrive on that.”

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