Warwick Lahmert Scrum half for England 7s
About Warwick Lahmert
Warwick Lahmert is an English rugby union player. He plays in the scrum-half positions for amateur club Horowhenua-Kapiti and England’s national sevens team.
Lahmert made his All Blacks Sevens debut at Skilled Park, as he lined-up for New Zealand in the first round of the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series in the Gold Coast. The then 24-year-old came through a series of trial camps to make the 12-man squad, having missed out the previous year on the team at the final stage. He continued to rise up in the national sevens ranks after being included in the next two legs of the world series in Dubai and South Africa.
In his time with the New Zealand team, he had not played England, but helped the side to victory in the London tournament in 2013, scoring a try in the 47-12 victory over Australia in the final.
A switch of allegiance from New Zealand to England prompted Warwick Lahmert to play in the HSBC World Series tournaments in Wellington and Las Vegas in February 2015 before appearing at Glasgow and Twickenham that May. Half English, he qualifies through his mother, having figured in five events for the All Blacks Sevens in 2012/13 before dropping out of the squad. His maiden try was in the Cup quarter-final against South Africa in Las Vegas and he added a second against New Zealand, his former team, in the 21-17 Cup quarter-final win in London.
His fifth appearance in the Cape Town tournament in December 2015 produced his third try – England’s first in the opening match against Kenya. He also appeared in the Wellington tournament January 2016, in Sydney the following month. In May 2016, Lahmert was included in the 25-strong Great Britain training squad for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Later that month, he captained the England team on the first day of the Paris event before being injured.
- Born: 27 January 1987
2008-09 2016-: Horowhenua-Kapiti
2011-12: Birmingham & Solihull
2012-13: New Zealand Sevens
2015-: England Sevens
2016-: Great Britain Sevens