Amor makes double change for Cape Town

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:52
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Defending Champions England Sevens head coach Simon Amor has made two changes to his side for the upcoming Cape Town Sevens on December 9 and 10.

England faced Australia in the last eight and progressed with a 26-19 win, but despite Ruaridh McConnochie's early score they lost narrowly 5-14 against New Zealand but recovered to beat the Fijians 28-21 in the bronze medal match.
 
Charlie Hayter re-joins the squad for Cape Town after making his return from injury in the Dubai Sevens invitational tournament last weekend. Hayter captained the England Sevens academy side, playing under the banner of The Royals, and was the 13th man for the World Series squad.
 

"Last weekend in Dubai was a great start to the World Series and you can just see how everyone has raised their game which shows that the sport has been taken to a whole new level across the board – the intensity has really gone up and the margins are closer than ever," said Amor.
 
"There are a lot of things that we did well in Dubai but there are also loads that we can still work on, we will certainly look to learn from the New Zealand semi-final game in particular but as a first step it was a positive start.
 
"Cape Town is going to be a very exciting challenge for us – it’s an amazing tournament and the atmosphere is just fantastic. It’s obviously a special tournament for the squad after beating South Africa in the final last year, but our focus now has to be on day one and our first game,"
 
Drawn in Pool C, England will face Uganda, Argentina and Scotland on Saturday, December 9.
 
Amor added: "On Saturday we’ll face Uganda who had one of the top try scorers in the Dubai tournament last weekend which demonstrates how much of a challenge awaits us in the pool stages, but everyone’s extremely excited to get stuck into it and to be a part of a very special leg of the series,"
 
Dan Bibby and Alex Davis continue their rehabilitation on injuries sustained in pre-season training, which provides the opportunity for Will Glover to continue his development on the world stage as 13th man. Glover made his World Series debut in Singapore last April and was then selected for the Paris and London legs.

 

England Sevens squad: Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess, Richard de Carpentier, Will Edwards, Harry Glover, Charlie Hayter, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell, Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton, Will Glover

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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
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