Former Italian 7s gun James Ambrosini desperate to ‘put Bond on the map’

By Matt Findlay

Former Italian Sevens captain James Ambrosini will never rule out signing another contract if the opportunity presents itself but, for now at least, it’s all about helping “put Bond on the map”.

The 30-year-old landed at Bond University midway through last season after almost a decade playing his trade in Europe, but tore his hamstring a few games in and missed the Bull Sharks’ finals run.

He’s been superb in the No.10 jersey after making a point of sticking with Bond this year, directing traffic as the side pushed into third on the Hospital Challenge Cup ladder before last week’s bye.

“I’d definitely think about it if the opportunity came knocking again, I’d be very grateful for it too, but I’m also mindful the competition at the Reds is pretty intense and James O’Connor is a pretty handy 10,” Ambrosini laughed.