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
Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
SEVENS
MORE LOGS
Pool 0
Team P W D L Pts
Spain Sevens 0 0 0 0 20
Korea Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Chile 0 0 0 1 10
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 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
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 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
Hong Kong
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