England Sevens confirm squad for Hong Kong leg of World Rugby Sevens Series

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series trophy at the captain's photo prior to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series trophy at the captain's photo prior to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong
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England Sevens have named their matchday23 squad for the Hong Kong leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series to be played between 5th and 7th April.

Mike Ellery returns to the side after making recovery from an injury and is joined by Jamie Barden, who made his debut for the side during the Las Vegas leg.

Tom Mitchell's hamstring strain means he will be the 13th man in the side and in his absence Phil Burgess will be leading the side.

“After many of our senior players missed out on playing in Hong Kong last season due to an overlap with our Commonwealth Games preparation, there’s a lot of excitement in the group to play in this tournament,” said Amor.

“It’s great to have Mike Ellery back who brings both speed and power to the team, and with five wingers in the side, we definitely have some pace.

“We’ve been monitoring Tom Mitchell’s hamstring injury and while he has shown good signs of recovery this week, he won’t quite be ready for the start of the tournament so have named him as our 13th man. With a tough pool we need a fully fit squad so we can perform to our best from the start, and with Phil Burgess we have an outstanding leader who will do excellent job captaining the team.”

England Men Sevens squad for Hong Kong:

Jamie Barden
Dan Bibby
Tom Bowen
Phil Burgess (c)
Richard de Carpentier
Will Edwards
Mike Ellery
Harry Glover
Charlton Kerr
Will Muir
Ryan Olowofela
Dan Norton

13th man: Tom Mitchell

England’s Pool D fixtures

England v Wales
England v Spain
England v USA

 

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