Amor names strong 12-member squad for 7s world cup

England 7s coach Simon Amor. Picture: THE NATIONAL

ENGLAND coach Simon Amor has named a strong 12-member team to take part at this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens.

The squad boasts 10 bronze medallists from the recent Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and six players who represented Team Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics where the team secured a silver medal.

England, who is seeded fourth in the World Cup behind South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand, will play their first game on Saturday against the winner between Samoa and Uganda.

Tom Mitchell will captain the team in what will be his second Rugby World Cup Sevens after he and fellow teammates Mike Ellery, all-time leading try scorer Dan Norton and England Sevens’ most-capped player James Rodwell reached the final in Moscow 2013.

The experienced outfit is complemented with two members of the England Sevens academy squad: Will Edwards and Will Muir, who have recently joined the England Sevens program.

The Fiji Airways Fiji 7s men’s team play their first game at 3.53pm on Friday against the winner of the Japan Uruguay match.

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