- Amor announces 2018/19 England Sevens squad - read
- Tournament takes place on 8-9 September
- Watch the games live on Rugby Europe website here
England Sevens has named the 12-player squad for the final round of the 2018 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series in Lodz, Poland on 8-9 September.
The tournament, which will be live streamed on RugbyEurope.tv, is the fourth and final round of the European series in which England is currently ranked second. It forms part of the 2017/18 season.
The squad comprises of a mix of England Sevens, academy and university talent. England have been drawn in Pool A and will face Sweden, France and Georgia on day one of the tournament.
Captaining the side is Will Edwards who, alongside Will Muir, was part of the cup final-winning squad at the previous round of the series, the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s, back in July. Both players also took home a silver medal from the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
Tom Bowen returns from injury for a place alongside new England Sevens academy recruits Jamie Barden, Ben Harris and Femi Sofolarin, as well as a number of university players.
England Sevens Academy Coach John Brake, who will lead the side in Poland, said: “This tournament gives us a great opportunity to expose the younger boys to international rugby and for our senior players to further develop their leadership.
“In this squad we have a nice blend of recently signed players, those coming back from Rugby World Cup Sevens and some who will be representing England for the first time.
“We’ll be playing against some tough competition in Lodz, so we know we need a real squad effort this weekend. This competition will be a good challenge for players. We can’t wait to get out there, see the skillset and what this group of players has about them.”
England Sevens squad:
Jamie Barden, Tim Bitirim (Loughborough University), Tom Bowen, George Chatterton (Exeter University), George De Cothi (Loughborough University), Will Edwards ©, Ben Harris, Ade Lipede (Nottingham University), Will Muir, Femi Sofolarin, Charlie Spawforth (Durham University), Tom Walsh (Loughborough University).
England schedule (all times in BST and games available via RugbyEurope.tv)
Pool A: England v Sweden (09:22)
Pool A: England v France (11:45)
Pool A: England v Georgia (14:30)