England Sevens squad picked for Paris

England Sevens squad picked for Paris
With Paris playing host to the last World Series weekend before the final in London at the end of May, the England side are excited to welcome back Alex Davis who picked up an injury in Sydney earlier this year.

“It is great to be able to name Alex Davis in what is an exciting but relatively inexperienced squad,” said Head Coach Simon Amor. 

“He was on top form at the start of the season and it was a big loss when he and Dan Bibby picked up injuries in Sydney four months ago.  He has been looking good in training and, while we will need to manage his game time in Paris, this is the start of his return to full fitness.” 

With less than 100 days to go before the Rio Olympics, players like Tom Mitchell, Phil Burgess and Dan Norton are being rested to ensure that they are fit and fresh to begin training for the Games at the end of May and this provides the perfect opportunity for less experienced players to gain some match time on the world stage.

“Although we are without our most experienced players, in Alex Gray, Charlie Hayter and Richard de Carpentier, we have strong characters on the field and are pleased to give Warwick Lahmert the honour of captaining the side,” added Amor. “He is a player who will always lead by his actions and deserves this opportunity. 

“We are grateful to Harlequins who have released Ollie Lyndsey-Hague again.  He was very much on modified minutes in the last two tournaments but has had a full training block with us now and, with sevens’ conditioning under his belt, we are looking forward to seeing what he can do in Paris.” 

England Sevens for Paris:

Tom Bowen
Cameron Cowell
Alex Davis
Richard de Carpentier
Harry Glover
Alex Gray
Charlie Hayter
Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas
Warwick Lahmert ©
Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins)
Ruaridh McConnochie
Ethan Waddleton

Pool C Fixtures (BST):
v South Africa (Friday 13th May) 8.12pm (Sky Sports 2 red button)
v Australia (Saturday 14th May) 12.04pm (Sky Sports 2)
v Brazil (Saturday 14th May) 2.53pm (Sky Sports 2)


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