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England 7s Squad & Fixtures Wellington NZ - 2016

By K
January 22 2016

Despite being the other side of the world, supporters can watch the full tournament live on Sky Sports 3 from 10.20pm on Friday 29 and Saturday 30.  The first 30 minutes of day two will start on the red button but remaining action will be on the front channel.


 England have been drawn in pool C and will play France in the opening game (10.30pm GMT), before taking on USA (1.54am GMT ) and Samoa (4.28am GMT).

              England Squad for Wellington                   

Tom Bowen, Dan Bibby, Cameron Cowell, Alex Davis, Richard DeCarpentier, Alex Gray, Warwick Lahmert, Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell (Captain),  James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton, Jack Wilson

Wilson first featured for England Sevens in Exeter

Sat Jan 30 2016  
11:30 France 14 v 17 England 11:52 USA 24 v 20 Samoa 12:14 Argentina 19 v 12 Wales 12:36 Fiji 45 v 7 Japan 12:58 Kenya 31 v 7 Canada 13:20 Australia 19 v 12 Portugal 13:42 South Africa 28 v 5 Scotland 14:04 New Zealand 38 v 7 Russia 14:32 France 28 v 12 Samoa 14:54 USA 5 v 19 England 15:16 Argentina 31 v 14 Japan 15:38 Fiji 33 v 7 Wales 16:00 Kenya 26 v 5 Portugal 16:22 Australia 26 v 22 Canada 16:44 South Africa 54 v 0 Russia 17:06 New Zealand 27 v 7 Scotland 17:28 England 14 v 17 Samoa 17:54 France 21 v 29 USA 18:20 Wales 33 v 28 Japan 18:46 Argentina 10 v 31 Fiji 19:12 Canada 42 v 7 Portugal 19:38 Kenya 12 v 17 Australia 20:04 Scotland 19 v 17 Russia 20:30 South Africa 14 v 19 New Zealand
Sun Jan 31 2016
11:30 Bowl Quarter Finals Scotland 29 v 12 Portugal 11:52 Bowl Quarter Finals France 14 v 19 Japan 12:14 Bowl Quarter Finals Canada 35 v 12 Russia 12:36 Bowl Quarter Finals Wales 24 v 29 Samoa 13:02 Cup Quarter Finals New Zealand 36 v 0 Kenya 13:24 Cup Quarter Finals England 33 v 7 Argentina 13:46 Cup Quarter Finals Australia 14 v 26 South Africa 14:08 Cup Quarter Finals Fiji 21 v 12 USA
14:40   Shield Semi Finals   Portugal      17 v 22    France
15:02   Shield Semi Finals   Russia         17 v   0    Wales
15:24   Bowl Semi Finals     Scotland     31 v 26    Japan
15:46   Bowl Semi Finals     Canada         7 v 26    Samoa
16:08   Plate Semi Finals   Kenya            14 v 35   Argentina
16:30   Plate Semi Finals   Australia        17 v  5   USA
17:27 Cup Semi Finals New Zealand 25 v 5 England 17:52 Cup Semi Finals South Africa 31 v 0 Fiji
18:30 Shield Final France 14 v 7 Russia 19:00 Bowl Final Scotland 7 v 19 Samoa 19:30 Plate Final Argentina 5 v 21 Australia 20:00 Bronze final England 12 v 24 Fiji
20:30   Cup Final           New Zealand 24  v   21      South Africa

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England 7s Squad & Fixtures Wellington NZ - 2016
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England Sevens finish fourth in Wellington
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01/02/2016 11:20
England Sevens finish fourth in Wellington

England Sevens finished fourth in Wellington following a convincing win over Argentina (33-7) in the quarters before coming up short against eventual tournament winners New Zealand (25-5) and Fiji (12-24).

Simon Amor’s side battled hard against Fiji in the bronze final to bring it back to within two points from a 14-5 half time deficit but two tries in the last three minutes saw last year’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series’ winners clinch third place.

After topping their pool, England started strongly against Argentina on day two and have now overtaken the Cape Town finalists in the series standings (moving from fifth to fourth) as they head into the next leg in Sydney.

Amor said: “The boys gave it their all this weekend. They didn’t quite get it right in attack in those final two games but we have a young team out here and it has been an amazing experience for them playing against two incredibly physical sides, I’m proud of them.

“We had very clear tactics when playing against Argentina in the quarters and they are a difficult side to face. The way the boys executed that game plan was excellent. They also played great rugby on day one, particularly against the USA.”

Against Argentina, Tom Mitchell opened the score by gathering a tap back, within the dead ball area, from Dan Bibby who had limited space and was under pressure from the oncoming defence.

Argentina drew level before Richard De Carpentier set up two breakaway tries, first for Bibby and then Alex Davis. Individual brilliance sent Davis over for his second and Mitchell rounded off an impressive and composed performance with England’s fifth try of the game.

Last season the host side was always victorious when England and New Zealand met - New Zealand claimed the Wellington title after beating England 27-21 in the final while in London, Amor’s side progressed into semi-final by beating the visitors 21-17.

The pattern continued today and, with quick and effective work at the breakdown and powerful running to break through tackles, New Zealand showed their full potential against England. Despite periods of English attack, New Zealand’s dominance gave them a 20-0 lead.

Jack Wilson crossed in the corner to score his first series’ try for England but with a minute still left to play the hosts struck again setting up a final against South Africa and leaving England to play for third but still making it six years of finishing in the top four in Wellington.

England will once again play the USA next weekend in Sydney, the fourth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. They have been drawn in pool D which also includes Wales and Japan.

England’s result from the weekend:

QF: England 33-7 Argentina
Tries: Mitchell (2), Bibby, Davis (2)
Conversions: Mitchell (3), Bibby (1)

SF: England 5- 25 New Zealand
Try: Wilson

Bronze final: England 12-24 Fiji
Tries: Davis, Mitchell
Conversion: Mitchell

Pool C results:

England 17-14 France
Tries: Mitchell, Bowen, Bibby
Conversions: Mitchell

England 19-5 USA
Tries: Davis, Mitchell, McConnochie
Conversions: Mitchell (2)

England 14-17 Samoa
Tries: Bowen, Bibby
Conversions: Cowell (2)

England 7s Fixtures 6 & 7 FEB - Sydney OZ
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Injury struck England finish seventh in Sydney Sevens
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England Sevens finished seventh in Sydney after the injury struck squad lost to Australia (12-17) in extra time in the cup quarters before going down (14-19) to Argentina in the plate semi-final.

England finished top of their pool yesterday with wins over Japan (26-5), Wales (21-5) and USA (17-14) but in the process lost key play maker Dan Bibby and Warwick Lahmert.

Head Coach Simon Amor said: “I’m so proud of the guys. Everyone is disappointed with the result but, after the first game when Bibby was ruled out, we said that this is a chance to show what our attitude and effort are like and in both those areas we were excellent. It hurts, and the boys want to do better than this in tournaments, but they fought and fought against the odds so I can’t ask for any more.

“Credit must go to the inexperienced guys like Ruaridh McConnochie, who had to play a ridiculous number of minutes, and Ethan Waddleton. They were thrown in at the deep end in pressurised situations and did really well.”

Through James Rodwell and Tom Mitchell, England twice took the lead against Australia but the hosts levelled the scores at 12-12 in the final minute to force sudden death.

Amor’s side matched Australia’s intensity but, after a nail biting four minutes, a turnover and blindside attack sent the hosts over in the corner for the crucial score.

England beat Argentina 33-7, when the two sides met only last weekend in Wellington, but this time it was Argentina who opened the scoring to race to a 14-0 lead.

Powerful running from Jack Wilson reduced the gap before captain Mitchell levelled the scores, combining speed and impressive footballing skills to go the length of the field.

Argentina drove over the line mid-way through the second half to nudge back ahead and when England – now also without the injured Alex Davis – made one last effort to fight back, the delayed support for flyer Tom Bowen showed that the depleted squad’s efforts had finally taken their toll.

Cup Quarter Final
England 12-17 Australia
Tries: Rodwell, Mitchell
Conversions: Mitchell

Plate Semi-Final
England 14-19 Argentina
Tries: Wilson, Mitchell
Conversions: Mitchell, Cowell

Day one pool results:

England 26 Japan 5
Tries: McConnochie, Dan Bibby, James Rodwell, Tom Bowen
Conversions: Mitchell (3)

England 21 Wales 5
Tries: Bowen, Davis, Wilson
Conversions: Mitchell (3)

England 17 USA 14
Tries: Gray, Davis, Mitchell
Conversions: Mitchell

England 7s Fixtures & Squad - Las Vagas 2016
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England 7s Fixtures & Pools Vancouver 2016
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England make three changes for Vancouver Sevens
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10/03/2016 16:25
England have made three changes for the Vancouver Sevens this weekend (12-13th March) with Richard de Carpentier, Warwick Lahmert and debutant Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas coming into the squad.

They replace Alex Gray, Tom Mitchell and Jack Wilson as England take on New Zealand, USA and France in pool D.

Vancouver has been added to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for this first time this season and it was new hosts Canada who knocked England’s depleted squad out of the Las Vegas tournament last weekend in the shield semi-final.

Head Coach Simon Amor said: “We are not a programme that makes excuses. In previous tournaments we have had injuries but our strong attitude and work rate have not been compromised, last weekend was not good enough and harsh lessons were learned. We are aware that we need to build depth in our squad in key positions so that when injuries occur we are able to consistently remain at the top end of tournaments. This is not a short term process and we need to show our mental resilience."

“The positives are that Dan Norton showed good form after missing the last two tournaments and being ill on day one and Phil Burgess, who has been out with injury, played well and was a strong captain in Tom Mitchell’s absence. Due to the injuries Charlie Hayter played more than initially planned, but he responded well in his first tournament since last summer and he will get further game time under his belt in Vancouver.”

Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas is the sixth England Sevens player to earn his first cap this season and the 21yearold will be following Cameron Cowell, Ruaridh McConnochie, Harry Glover and Ethan Waddleton as having progressed from the England Sevens academy side onto the World Series.

Amor added: “We lose some leadership with Alex, Tom and Jack returning home but I am sure that Richard, Warwick and Oskar will bring energy, passion and commitment to the squad. We took a big step backwards in Las Vegas and with a tough pool in Vancouver we will be working hard in all aspects of our performance to take a big step forward."

England’s pool D fixtures (all times in GMT) live on Sky Sports 5:

New Zealand - 7.20pm Saturday
USA - 10.34pm Saturday
France - 2.22am Sunday

England Sevens Squad for Vancouver:
Tom Bowen
Phil Burgess ©
Cameron Cowell
Richard de Carpentier
Harry Glover
Charlie Hayter
Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas
Warwick Lahmert
Ruaridh McConnochie
Dan Norton
James Rodwell
Ethan Waddleton

England knocked out of Vancouver Sevens
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15/03/2016 10:44
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England have been knocked out of the Vancouver Sevens by hosts Canada 17-7 in the bowl semi-final.

After finishing third in a tough pool on day one England were drawn against Portugal. Debutant Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas opened the scoring after two minutes and was one of five players to touch down in the 31-0 quarter-final win.

Against Canada a chip and chase from Dan Norton, and a try saving tackle from the winger, just before the break kept the scores level 7-7 at half time however two tries in two minutes from the hosts created a ten point difference which England couldn’t recover.

Yesterday a tightly contested opening game resulted in a 7-0 loss to New Zealand. England were then undone 17-12 by USA before finishing day one with a 14-12 win over France.

England Sevens:
Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess ©, Cameron Cowell, Richard de Carpentier, Harry Glover, Charlie Hayter, Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas, Warwick Lahmert, Ruaridh McConnochie, Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton

Bowl Semi-Final
England 7 – 17 Canada
Tries: Norton
Conversions: Lahmert

Bowl Quarter-Final
England 31-0 Portugal
Tries: Hirskyj-Douglas, Bowen, Glover, Burgess, de Carpentier
Conversions: Lahmert (2), Cowell

Pool Results:

New Zealand 7-0 England

USA 17-12 England
Tries: Norton, Bowen
Conversion: Cowell

France 12-14 England
Tries: McConnchie (2)
Conversions: Lahmert (2)

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