Mike Ellery is in his second stint with England Sevens having sandwiched an extremely successful career at Saracens in the meantime.
Mike was part of the England Sevens team that competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where England won the Plate competition.
Despite arriving at Saracens as a back-row player, Mike switched to the wing and learned a thing or two from England internationals Chris Ashton and David Strettle.
He was part of the Saracens team that won the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Premiership Rugby and European Champions Cup in the space of just a few seasons before returning to shorter format in 2018.
That move paid off, as Mike was selected for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
Switching positions at the age of 24 was one of the toughest moments of his career but Mike says lifting European silverware was his proudest non-England moment.
Mike started his rugby career as a 12-year-old with Penrith Rugby Club, following in his father’s footsteps, and has represented Newcastle Falcons and Moseley.
The Consett-born winger isn’t the only member of his family with sporting talent though as his sister Megan has also played for England Sevens, while his mother Dawn was an England sprinter.
His favourite sport to watch, other than rugby, is basketball but he’s happy to view any sport including golf, basketball, football and tennis.
Last updated: 10 July 2018