Two students from St Marys University, Twickenham, have been selected to compete in the first leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
The head coach of England Women Sevens, James Bailey, has named the 12-player squad that will play in the opening round of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Glendale, Colorado on the 20th-21st of October.
The squad includes two players who are students at St Mary’s. These students are Emma Uren and Ellie Kildunne. Emma and Ellie will be making their world series debut in Colorado after being announced as contracted members of the England Women Sevens squad in August – an outstanding achievement.
Hosted at Infinity Park, Glendale is a new addition to the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series which has increased to six rounds for the 2018/19 season.
England are drawn in Pool B and will face USA, New Zealand and China in the knock-out stage of the competition.
Andrew Reid-Smith, Head of Sport at St Mary’s, said, “This year is an exciting time for the England Women’s Sevens with their new training setup and qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Emma and Ellie are hugely talented players and we are delighted at their selection – we wish them and the rest of the England squad every success.”
England’s Pool B fixtures, all streamed live on WorldRugby.org:
England v USA – (18:14 BST Saturday 20 October)
England v New Zealand – (21:20 BST Saturday 20 October)
England v China – (23:14 BST Saturday 20 October)