Pincus taking Twickenham debut in his stride

Mens - London
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by Beth Newman

Joe Pincus is taking everything in his stride ahead of his World Series debut.

Pincus will run out at Twickenham this weekend for his first taste of international Sevens, but it wasn't an easy road for him to get ther.e

The 22-year-old has been part of the fold full-time since July, but injuries have hindered his progress to date, making his debut just that little bit more special.

"I moved down to Sydney at the start of last year and I started doing a few training sessions here and there with the boys, then started full-time at about July last year," he said.

"I've been injured for a few months now but I've just been having a good time doing my rehab and really keen to get onto the field."

He will have his family in London on the weekend, with brother Tom living and playing in Bristol, and his parents coincidentally already having planned a visit.

"My brother just lives a few hours down the road in Bristol," he said.

"Luckily enough that Mum and Dad were going to be over there visiting him, so they're all going to be in Twickenham watching which makes it extra special."

The team is staying in the heart of London, right near Premier League club Chelsea's headquarters, but Pincus said he wasn't too starstruck by those facilities.

"It's cool to see the stadium from where we're eating our lunch," he said.

"I used to support Arsenal so I can't get too excited but still an amazing experience."

He will be running out on to a similarly iconic stadium when he makes his debut and he's not sure exactly how he'll feel when he gets there.

"It's hard to say," he said.

"I guess you don't know until you're there. I'm just hoping I'm going to stay excited and stay happy and stay hungry."

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Aussie Sevens fixtures for London

All times AEST.

Saturday June 2

7:36pm - Australia vs Ireland

10:42pm - Australia vs Wales

Sunday June 3 

1:48am - Australia vs Spain