England Sevens unchanged for Twickenham finale

12 May 2015 / 12:26

They say familiarity breeds contempt, but Simon Amor is adamant this is couldn’t be further from the truth for his England Sevens after the head coach named an unchanged side for this weekend’s final round of the World Series at Twickenham.

The top-four ranked sides following the culmination of this season’s World Sevens Series will qualify directly for the 2016 Rio Olympics, England chosen as Team GB’s hopes.

And after victory in Tokyo and a third-place finish in Glasgow last time out, England currently occupy the fourth and final spot after Fiji, South Africa and New Zealand confirmed their place in Brazil.

As England look to keep hold of fourth, the are currently 16 points ahead of closest rivals Australia, Amor has kept faith with the same squad that did so well in Glasgow.

“This is the first time this season I have been able to pick the same 12 players for two back-to-back tournaments so it is a bit of a luxury for us,” said Amor, who’s England are in Pool C and will face Scotland, Kenya and Brazil.

“They are all fit, fresh and ready to go and that will give us a good level of consistency.

“Everyone is excited to play in front of their friends and family. To play the London Sevens in front of what will be no doubt a world-record crowd in the climax of the season is an incredibly exciting opportunity. They all can’t wait to get out there and do their very best in a England shirt.”

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