Sevens gap for Warriors flank

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:54
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Worcester Warriors flank Richard De Carpentier is set to add an edge to his back row skills after being named in the England Sevens squad.
 

Worcester Warriors flank Richard De Carpentier is set to add an edge to his back row skills after being named in the England Sevens squad.

The 22 year-old has been added to the squad for two of the biggest events in the Sevens World Series calendar in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

"After the end of the LV=Cup period I had a chat with [Director of Rugby] Richard Hill and [Forwards Coach] Nigel Redman and they asked me if I wanted to come to the Sevens to hone my skills and improve my fitness; Sevens is going to do that for me," said De Carpentier, who appeared at the Edinburgh sevens for England in 2011.

"My first experience of England Sevens was good but I'd just come straight out of university and found it quite hard on the physical front.

"I hadn't done the weights I've done at Leicester and Worcester and wasn't as fit as I am now. It was interesting and a good experience and I'm looking forward to getting another taste of it now.

"The intensity carries over from your club into here but the mileage these guys do on a weekly basis takes some getting used to.

"The first week I came in we did over 30km which is a shock to the system and to the lungs, so that's the main difference. The intensity's the same and the skill accuracy is maybe better here because everyone has to be passing and catching really well," he explained.

Head coach Ben Ryan said: "I'm really pleased that Worcester have let him come into our set-up to train and play with us. If they want to develop an openside Sevens is only going to help him. It's going to take him out of his comfort zone, he's got to make good decisions around the breakdown and that's crucial at the highest level."

De Carpentier and former Moseley No.8 Mike Ellery are the forwards coming into the squad for Hong Kong where Samoa are England's first Pool C opponents on Friday. There are two more pool games the following day against Scotland and Portugal before Saturday’s knock-out stages.

Ellery signed for England Sevens last summer but makes his World Series debut after seven months recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

In his absence England overcame a tough start to the campaign by picking up the Wellington Sevens title last month and are aiming to force their way further up the table in the remaining four events of the season.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
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Pool 0
Team P W D L Pts
Spain Sevens 0 0 0 0 20
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 1
South Korea 0 0 0 0 0
Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Uruguay 0 0 0 1 1
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool 20
Team P W D L Pts
Uganda Sevens 0 0 0 0 2
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens
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