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Emery and Olowofela in England squad for HSBC London Sevens

Tom Emery is targeting an international debut this weekend with England Sevens head coach Simon Amor today naming his side to play in the HSBC London Sevens event at Twickenham.

The penultimate round of this year's Sevens campaign will be broadcast from HQ live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event on Saturday and Sky Sports Action and Main Event on Sunday.

Emery wore Black, Green and Gold in four straight Premiership Rugby Sevens competitions between 2015 and 2018, and the 20-year-old is now set for an England debut with the Red Rose drawn to play New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland in Pool C.

While soon-to-be Saint Ryan Olowofela has also been named in the squad. England currently sit fifth on the circuit leaderboard, with Paris the last tournament of the season next weekend (1- 2 June).

Simon Amor said: “The opportunity comes around once a year to play at Twickenham and everyone is buzzing about that, particularly when we have got five players in the squad who are playing there for the very first time. To make their London debuts in an England shirt will be pretty special.

“Unfortunately our story this year has been of injuries with seven highly-experienced players out, but what that does is provide a huge opportunity for the young ones which is really important for us as we grow this programme going forward and they will be guided by some very experienced players.”

Jamie Barden
Tom Bowen
Phil Burgess (captain)
Richard de Carpentier
Will Edwards
Tom Emery
Ben Harris
Charlton Kerr
Ollie Lindsay-Hague
Dan Norton
Ryan Olowofela
James Rodwell
Femi Sofolarin (13th man)

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