England national rugby sevens team

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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, 2018

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. The have twice won the Rugby World Cup Sevens — the inaugural tournament in 1993 and more recently in 2018.

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.

History[edit]


World Rugby Sevens Series[edit]

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 tournaments[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

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

Commonwealth Games[edit]

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

Regional competition[edit]

Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series[edit]

Sevens GP record
Year Position
20022010 Did not
participate
European Union 2011 2nd
European Union 2012 1st
France Romania 2013 1st
European Union 2014 3rd
European Union 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.

Honours[edit]

Tournaments:

Legs of the World Rugby Sevens Series:

Current squad[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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