Glasgow 2014: Wales sevens can make history - Gareth Williams

Wales seven squad photograph ahead of Glasgow
The Wales sevens squad contains one former international and two players who will play regional rugby next season.

Wales sevens coach Gareth Williams says his side can create history at the Commonwealth Games by winning a medal.

New Zealand have won sevens gold in every Games since its inception in 1998, without losing a match.

In contrast, Wales have never won a medal - but Williams believes that with hard work, his team can change this record.

"If we get to a stage where we want to be... we can challenge and create history," he said.

"We're happy with our selection, we're really excited about the group we've put together.

"If we can get everything else right, we can put ourselves in a position where we can challenge.

"Within sevens tournaments you grow throughout them and you learn throughout them.

"We want to create history and no Welsh team yet has won a medal."

His thoughts are echoed by Wales captain Adam Thomas, who told BBC Wales that it will be "an honour and a privilege" to captain Wales in Glasgow.

"I've been lucky enough to captain Wales last year in the World Cup in Moscow," said Thomas, adding: "to captain them again in the Commonwealth Games is a massive honour for myself and my family.

"We've set ourselves goals, but we just want a medal to be honest.

"If we can get into a position where we can pick up a medal, it would be massive for us as a team and for Team Wales."

This will be Thomas' final tournament before he begins a regional career with Cardiff Blues.

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