England name squad for Commenwealth Games
Team England head coach Simon Amor has named an experienced squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, taking place on the Gold Coast from 13-15 April.
The squad includes seven members of Team GB, who picked up silver medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and six players who competed at Glasgow 2014 with two of those also representing Team England at Delhi 2010.
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Tom Mitchell captains the side and will be joined by fellow Olympians Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Dan Norton and James Rodwell.
“We’ve been fortunate enough to have a six World Series tournaments in which to work the guys, and for them really to fight for these spots,” said Amor.
“What’s been most pleasing has not only been our progress in terms of how we’re looking to play and change our style of game, but also to get to this point half way through the year with pretty much everyone fit to pick from barring Tom Bowen.
“This has been great for the selection but has created a real challenge for me as a coach to pick a final twelve.”
Team England squad:
Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, Alex Davis, Richard de Carpentier, Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell ©, Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Ethan Waddleton.