Team England names Rugby Sevens squad

Team England names Rugby Sevens squad
Team England names its men's Rugby Sevens squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Team England has named its men's Rugby Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Tom Mitchell will captain the 12-man side, while Charlie Hayter is selected as a travelling reserve and Tom Bowen misses out due to an injury picked up on the World Series.

The team includes the likes of Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, world-record try scorer Dan Norton, and England's most-capped player James Rodwell.

Head coach Simon Amor said: "We've been fortunate enough to have six World Series tournaments in which to work the guys, and for them really to fight for these spots.

"What's been most pleasing has not only been our progress in terms of how we're looking to play and change our style of game, but also to get to this point half way through the year with pretty much everyone fit to pick from barring Tom Bowen.

"This has been great for the selection but has created a real challenge for me as a coach to pick a final 12."

England, who will be aiming to improve upon a fifth-place finish at Glasgow 2014, have been drawn in Pool B alongside Australia, Samoa and Jamaica.

England Rugby Sevens squad in full: Tom Mitchell (c), Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, Alex Davis, Richard de Carpentier, Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton, Charlie Hayter (reserve)

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