Damudamu faces change
Isoa Damudamu has a lot on his plate after this weekend's USA Sevens, with a new family member as well as plans to return to the British Army.
Last Updated: 09/02/12 1:17pm
England centre Isoa Damudamu has a lot on his plate after this weekend's USA Sevens in Las Vegas, with a new family arrival as well as plans to return to the British Army.
Damudamu took part in last week's Hertz Sevens in New Zealand just a week after the birth of his son Sela.
As well as increased family commitments, the Fijian-born centre will return to work as a lance-corporal in the British Army, serving in the Port and Maritime Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps.
However, Damudamu remains confident about his added commitments on his return, saying: "In a way I can't wait to get back and I know I'm going to be busy!"
With various changes affecting his personal life, Damudamu's life on pitch has also altered as he has switched from forward to centre, something seen as conducive to England's success this season.
England coach Ben Ryan commented on Damudamu's switch: "Damu's been central to a lot of things we do in attack and defence, we've been working hard to make sure he's fit and long may that continue. The move to centre and all the effort in the gym is paying off."
Ryan has spoken of the team's commitment to the army, stating: "We've got a close relationship with the British Army and it's great that in the professional international game a team like England can still have military personnel involved - he's a great ambassador for them and us."
The Las Vegas tournament will see England face Brazil, Scotland and Kenya in the pool stages this weekend.