England replace Watson with Davis

Date published: February 10 2015

England Sevens have named their squad for this weekend’s Las Vegas leg of the Sevens World Series with wing Alex Davis coming in to replace the injured Marcus Watson.

Jack Walsh has also travelled to Las Vegas as England monitor Tom Bowen's fitness. 

Head Coach Simon Amor’s side finished second in New Zealand, falling to the hosts in the final, with both James Rodwell and new signing Warwick Lahmert named in the team of the weekend.

They will now face Argentina, Canada and Kenya in the USA and Amor is looking forward to another tough leg.

"We're extremely pleased with the heart and spirit that the guys showed in Wellington and we're looking to build on that," said Amor.

"It's disappointing to lose Marcus, but the injuries we've had have provided other players with the opportunity to come in and impress.

"Once again we're hugely grateful to Dean Ryan and Worcester Warriors who have released Richard De Carpentier and James Stephenson.

"We've got another tough pool in Las Vegas, but it's a tournament we're looking forward to."

England currently sit in fifth position in the overall standings, two points behind fourth placed Australia.

England Sevens squad for Las Vegas:

Tom Bowen, John Brake, Alex Davis, Richard de Carpentier (Worcester Warriors), Alex Gray, Charlie Hayter, Warwick Lahmert, Christian Lewis-Pratt, Tom Mitchell (c), James Rodwell, James Stephenson (Worcester Warriors), Jack Walsh, Jeff Williams