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England national rugby sevens team

The England national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. England's best finish in the Sevens Series is second place, which they have achieved four times, most recently in the 2016-17 season. They have once won the Rugby World Cup Sevens — the inaugural tournament in 1993.

England
England Rugby text logo.svg
UnionRugby Football Union
Emblem(s)Red Rose
Coach(es)Simon Amor
Captain(s)Tom Mitchell
Top scorerBen Gollings (2,652 points)
Most triesDan Norton (261 tries)
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances6 (First in 1993)
Best resultChampions, 1993

The England Sevens team has generated several notable sevens players. Ben Gollings holds the record for points scored on the Sevens Series with 2,652 points.[citation needed] Dan Norton holds the record for tries scored on the Sevens Series with 302 tries as of November 2018.[citation needed] England's Simon Amor (2004) and Ollie Phillips (2009) have each won a World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year award.

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HistoryEdit


World Rugby Sevens SeriesEdit

England is one of the most successful team in the World Sevens Series. They have finished in the top three nine times — behind only New Zealand, Fiji, and South Africa.

World Series record
Season Position
1999–00 9th
2000–01 7th
2001–02 3rd
2002–03 2nd
2003–04 2nd
2004–05 3rd
2005–06 2nd
2006–07 5th
2007–08 5th
2008–09 3rd
2009–10 5th
2010–11 3rd
2011–12 3rd
2012–13 6th
2013–14 4th
2014–15 4th
2015–16 8th
2016–17 2nd
2017–18 5th
Best 2nd (4 times)

Quadrennial tournamentsEdit

Rugby World Cup SevensEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  1993 Champions 1st 10 8 2 0
  1997 Quarterfinals 8th 5 4 1 0
  2001 Quarterfinals 6th 6 3 3 0
  2005 Semifinals 3rd 7 5 2 0
  2009 Quarterfinals 7th 4 3 1 0
  2013 Runners-Up 2nd 6 5 1 0
  2018 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 1 0
Total 1 Title 6/6 38 28 10 0

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Commonwealth record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  1998 Quarterfinals 6th 3 2 1 0
  2002 Plate Winner 5th 6 5 1 0
  2006 Runners-Up 2nd 6 5 1 0
  2010 Semifinals 4th 6 4 2 0
  2014 Plate Winner 5th 6 4 2 0
  2018 Semifinals 3rd 5 4 1 0
Total 0 Titles 5/5 27 20 7 0

Regional competitionEdit

Europe Sevens Grand Prix SeriesEdit

Sevens GP record
Year Position
20022010 Did not
participate
  2011 2nd
  2012 1st
    2013 1st
  2014 3rd
  2015 3rd
2016 DNP*
2017 9th
Total 5/14

Note: In 2016, England did not enter a team in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens. Instead, Great Britain fielded a team.

HonoursEdit

Tournaments:

Legs of the World Rugby Sevens Series:

Current squadEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit