Packman ready for England sevens

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:35
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England Under 20 player Howard Packman will join the England Sevens squad for the first time as they compete in Glasgow this weekend.
 
England Under 20 player Howard Packman will join the England Sevens squad for the first time as they compete in Glasgow this weekend.
 
This is the only change to the side that finished third and second in Tokyo and Hong Kong respectively.
 
The Northampton Saints Academy fullback and wing replaces Jack Clifford who had an impact and benefited from the experience of the previous two tournaments.
 
Packman heads to New Zealand as part of the Under 20s squad to defend the Junior World Championship trophy later this year, which was lifted by the former England captain last summer.
 
“Howard has played for a number of England teams and has been a super talent from a very young age," England Sevens Head Coach Simon Amor said.
 
"This is a great opportunity to get him involved in the Glasgow tournament.
 
"With the Junior World Championship very much in mind, this will help with his preparation and development. 
 
"In training with the squad, he has proved that he is a devastating runner and we are hoping that he will not only add something to the England Sevens team but also gain a lot from the experience.
 
“It’s a challenge for any team when new players come in at different stages but the squad understands how sevens fits into the England development pathway.
 
"Our ability to do this reflects the strength and unity of the core group and credit must go particularly to the senior players for integrating the young guys and bringing them up to speed.”
 
England are currently fourth in the world series standings, eight points behind Fiji who trail South Africa and New Zealand.
 
With just Glasgow and the London Sevens left to play, they face Canada, France and Japan on day one of competition in Glasgow.
 
England Sevens team:
 
Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, Sam Blanchet, Alex Gray, Tom Mitchell (captain), Dan Norton, Howard Packman, Tom Powell, James Rodwell, Sam Stanley, Marcus Watson, Jack Walsh.
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
SEVENS
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Pool 0
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Spain Sevens 0 0 0 0 20
Pool 19
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England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool 20
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Uganda Sevens 0 0 0 0 2
Pool A
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Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
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New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
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Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
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South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
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Wales Sevens