England Sevens welcome trio’s return

Date published: February 24 2016

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The England Sevens squad has been boosted by the return of Phil Burgess, Charlie Hayter and Dan Norton for the Las Vegas leg of the World Series.

Coach Simon Amor and his charges head off to Las Vegas for the fifth leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series on March 4.

England are currently sixth in the standings, just three points shy of Australia and Argentina who are tied on 54 points.

While Norton took time off to be with his new-born son, Hayter has been out since July 2015 with an ACL Injury. Amor is eager to have a fully fit sqaud for the Las Vegas leg.

"Everyone was very proud of the effort the guys put in for the last two tournaments," he told englandrugby.com.

"Unfortunately in the process we lost key players including Dan Bibby, who was on red hot form in Wellington, and then Alex Davis who again has been outstanding in both attack and defence.

"They will be out for a few tournaments now but it is great to be able to bring back Phil, Dan and Charlie and to start building their game time again.

"Charlie has worked hard to return to fitness and been a great mentor for the young players during his recovery. It will be good to see him back playing."

England Sevens squad: Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess, Cameron Cowell, Harry Glover, Alex Gray, Charlie Hayter, Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell (c), Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton, Jack Wilson

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