Mitchell returns for England

Date published: November 26 2014

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England Sevens have named their squad for the second leg of the World Sevens Series in Dubai, and welcoming back captain Tom Mitchell.

England Sevens have named their squad for the second leg of the World Sevens Series in Dubai, and welcoming back captain Tom Mitchell.

Mitchell was injured during England’s Commonwealth Games campaign in Glasgow, and head coach Simon Amor says that he’s pleased to see last season’s series top points scorer back in action.

“Tom’s a great player, and was rightfully nominated for the World Player of the Year last season, so to have him back in training has been a massive boost,” said Amor.

“It is also good to have Jeff Williams back in the squad after recovering from a knee injury that saw him miss a large part of last season. Jeff will add pace, power and energy to our team.”

After finishing third in the first leg of the new season at the Gold Coast, England take on USA, Kenya and Australia on a tough first day in Dubai, but it is a challenge Amor is relishing.

He added: “It’s a physically challenging pool, but also an exciting one, it’ll be very tough, and I imagine the games will be very close. But our focus is on that first game against USA – a side who have improved hugely – and we want to take a step forward from Gold Coast ”

England Sevens squad:

Dan Bibby, Sam Blanchet, Tom Bowen, John Brake, Phil Burgess, Alex Gray, Charlie Hayter, Christian Lewis-Pratt, Tom Mitchell (c), Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Jeff Williams

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