“It is great to be able to name Alex Davis in what is an exciting but relatively inexperienced squad,” said Head Coach Simon Amor.
“He was on top form at the start of the season and it was a big loss when he and Dan Bibby picked up injuries in Sydney four months ago. He has been looking good in training and, while we will need to manage his game time in Paris, this is the start of his return to full fitness.”
“Although we are without our most experienced players, in Alex Gray, Charlie Hayter and Richard de Carpentier, we have strong characters on the field and are pleased to give Warwick Lahmert the honour of captaining the side,” added Amor. “He is a player who will always lead by his actions and deserves this opportunity.
“We are grateful to Harlequins who have released Ollie Lyndsey-Hague again. He was very much on modified minutes in the last two tournaments but has had a full training block with us now and, with sevens’ conditioning under his belt, we are looking forward to seeing what he can do in Paris.”
England Sevens for Paris:
Richard de Carpentier
Warwick Lahmert ©
Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins)
Pool C Fixtures (BST):
v South Africa (Friday 13th May) 8.12pm (Sky Sports 2 red button)
v Australia (Saturday 14th May) 12.04pm (Sky Sports 2)
v Brazil (Saturday 14th May) 2.53pm (Sky Sports 2)