England get some serious muscle back
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Coach Tony Roques has named his England squad for the final leg of the World Sevens Series in Los Angeles.
Drawn in Pool D, England take on Scotland, Kenya and Samoa on Day One.
Former England and Team GB captain Tom Mitchell returns for his first England sevens appearance since 2020 while Ethan Waddleton is also back with the group.
Freddie Roddick captains the side for the first time as Alex Davis continues his rehabilitation from injury.
“We’re really looking forward to playing out in LA for the final leg of the 2022 World Sevens Series,” Roques said.
“We’re delighted to welcome Tom Mitchell and Ethan Waddleton back to the group.
“Tom has been in and around camp in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games and brings a wealth of experience into a young group has competed in two Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games already so we know the capabilities he has on the pitch and around the group.
“Ethan is a top-quality player that also represented Team GB in Tokyo and brings his vast experience on the sevens circuit.
“Freddie [Roddick] epitomises the values and behaviour we hold dear as a programme and thoroughly deserves his opportunity to captain England in our last appearance on the World Series.
“This is our final tournament before the World Cup and we want to ensure we keep trying to build, learn and grow as a group.”
England: Jamie Adamson, Api Bavadra, Jamie Barden, Tom Bowen, Blake Boyland, Max Clementson, Tom Emery, Will Homer, Charlton Kerr, Tom Mitchell, Calum Randle, Freddie Roddick (captain), Ethan Waddleton.
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