2019 Oktoberfest 7s

England Sevens Squad Looks To Oktoberfest 7s

England Sevens Squad Looks To Oktoberfest 7s

England has a squad of 18 from which to pick for the Oktoberfest 7s.

Sep 17, 2019 by Alex Goff
England Sevens Squad Looks To Oktoberfest 7s

England men's sevens head coach Simon Amor has named a group of 18 players as his squad for the 2019-2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series; this squad is also expected to be the basis for the England team slated to play in this weekend's Oktoberfest 7s in Munich, Germany.

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Tom Mitchell will once again captain the side, while all-time leading try-scorer Dan Norton is back. This is his testimonial year. 

Northampton Saints academy graduate Tom Emery joins full-time after impressing as a regular in the Franklin Gardens side’s sevens team and on his first international call-up for the 2019 HSBC London Sevens.

Will Hendy (Beechen Cliff) and Alfie Johnson (RGS Guildford) also join the England Sevens Academy from school with both players impressing in the European Lodz 7s Grand Prix, the final tournament of the 2018-19 circuit.

“Looking to the season ahead, it’s a big one with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the end," Amor told England Rugby. “On the back of a tough 2018/19 campaign, we have a number of players rehabbing injuries at the moment. We know how big a challenge the World Series will be and our focus this year will be on getting our experienced and talented squad peaking at the end of a long season to not only earn selection for Team GB but give Team GB the best chance of becoming Olympic champions."


Seniors: Dan Bibby, Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess, Alex Davis, Richard De Carpentier, Will Edwards, Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Charlton Kerr, Tom Mitchell (C), Will Muir, Dan Norton, Ethan Waddleton. 

Academy: Tom Emery, Ben Harris, Will Hendy, Alfie Johnson.