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England 7s Squad & Fixtures Sydney 2017


By Kath
February 1 2017

England 7s will field an unchanged squad for a fourth successive tournament when they compete in Sydney this weekend (4-5 February). Currently third on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, they have been drawn in Pool A with Kenya, Japan and leaders South Africa.

 In surpassing 1000 series points, last weekend was a milestone tournament for captain Tom Mitchell but England’s seventh-place finish was disappointing after winning in Cape Town and finishing third in Dubai.

England flyer Dan Norton also has 19 tries this season and is second on the World Series leaderboard.

"We had three good results in the pool stages in New Zealand but didn’t play to the standard we are capable of when it mattered on day two," said head coach Simon Amor.

"Our technical accuracy in both attack and defence was not at the level it can be.  We have worked hard on this here in Sydney and the squad are committed to taking their opportunity this weekend. 

“We had a number of players who were returning to full-fitness and will be better for the game time. 

"The guys have trained well in tough sessions over recent months and we are confident that with more clinical performances, coupled with their strong team-first attitude, this group can make England proud and be back on the podium.”

England Sevens squad for Sydney:

Dan Bibby, Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess, Alex Davis, Richard de Carpentier, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Charlie Hayter
Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell Captain, Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton.

 

Please Note all Times GMT

 Friday 3rd February

2230 Argentina 19v22 USA  
2252 Canada 12v7 Russia  
2314 France  12v14 Wales  
2336 Fiji 40v0 Samoa  
2358

England SkySports2

19v12

Kenya  

 

 Saturday 4th February

0020 South Africa 32v0 Japan  
0042 New Zealand 26v14 Australia  
0104 Scotland 26v12 Papua New Guinea  
0136 Argentina 19v14 Russia  
0158 Canada 19v31 USA  
0220 France 17v14 Samoa  
0242 Fiji 15v28 Wales  
0353

England SkySports2

26v0 Japan  
0415 South Africa 14v7 Kenya  
0437 New Zealand 31v7 Papua New Guinea  
0459 Scotland 14v43 Australia  
0723 USA 14v17 Russia  
0745 Canada 17v17 Argentina  
0807 Wales   7v7 Samoa  
0829 Fiji 31v7 France  
0851 Kenya 17v12 Japan  
0913

South Africa

15v21 England SkySports2
 
0935 Australia 26v7 Papua New Guinea  
0957 Scotland   7v14 New Zealand  
 
 2330

Challenge Trophy  1/4 Final   Kenya

0v22  Russia  
 2352  Challenge Trophy  1/4 Final  Scotland 14v21  Samoa  

 Sunday 5th February

0014 Challenge Trophy 1/4 Final   Canada 7v19  Japan  
0036 Challenge Trophy  1/4 Final    France 17v0  Papua New Guinea  
0058  Cup  1/4 Final   England 24v7  Argentina  
0120

 Cup 1/4 Final    New zealand

24v21  Fiji  
0142  Cup 1/4 Final        USA 10v21  South  Africa  
0204  Cup 1/4 Final    Wales 0v26  Australia  
0241  13th Place S/Final Kenya 19v14  Scotland  
0303  13th Place S/Final  Canada 33v20  Papua New Guinea  
0325  Challenge Trophy Semi Final       Russia 17v12  Samoa  
0347  Challenge Trophy Semi Final           Japan 12v19  France  
0409 5th Place S/Final   Argentina 21v38  Fiji  
0431 5th Place S/Final      USA 19v10  Wales  
0453  Cup Semi Final   England 12v5  New Zealand  
0515  Cup Semi Final    South Africa 26v12  Australia  
0557 13th Place Play Off  Kenya 5v10  Canada  
0624 Challenge Trophy  Final                 Russia 26v0  France  
0657 5th Place Play Off  Fiji 35v12  USA  
0724 Bronze Final         New Zealand 29v14  Australia  
0751 Cup Final           England 14v29  South Africa  
         
Congratulations to South Africa

 

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