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England Want To Win In HK

The England rugby 7s team are determined to continue on their winning form by hoisting the Hong Kong 7s title next weekend. England 7s coach Simon Armor told World Rugby
02 Apr 2017 11:06
England Want To Win In HK
simon amor

The England rugby 7s team are determined to continue on their winning form by hoisting the Hong Kong 7s title next weekend.

England 7s coach Simon Armor told World Rugby that the last time they won in Hong Kong was way back in 2006.

He has made one change from the side that claimed gold in Vancouver, with Ollie Lindsay-Hague returning in place of Alex Davis, who is still recovering from a knee injury.

Among the England team are two players looking to achieve personal milestones with Tom Mitchell hoping to touchdown for his 100th try and Dan Norton level with Collins Injera as the series’ all-time try scorer with 244 tries apiece.

They are out to deny Gareth Baber coached- Vodafone Fijian 7s team from retaining the title.

Amor’s side are currently second in the standings on 103 points, 23 behind series leaders South Africa. However, they are the only side to beat the Blitzboks on the 2016/17 series- having beaten them three times in the past six tournaments.

“As a squad there is real potential, desire and work ethic to be better,” said Amor.

“We were pleased with the win and our day two performances in Vancouver, but there are many areas of our game we want to improve upon, particularly the consistency of our play across the whole weekend.

“We hugely value the expat support and will work hard to put in our best performances of the year across all three tournament days.”

England squad: Dan Bibby, Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess, Richard de Carpentier, Charlie Hayter, Charlton Kerr, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell (captain), Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton.

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