Shekells gets England Sevens call

Jade Shekells is part of a 13-player group jetting off to Budapest for this weekend’s Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy Series (17-19 June live on

England will be hoping to build on their tournament victory in Zagreb, with James Rodwell’s side facing Finland, Georgia and Israel in Pool A.

“We’ve had a strong week of training and we are looking to continue where we left off last week in Zagreb,” added Head Coach Rodwell.

“We know that we need to be diligent on and off the field as we continue our preparation for the Commonwealth Games (Birmingham 2022) and our World Cup qualifier.

“It’s an opportunity for all players to get some game time and put their hand up for selection for the game next month.”

England women’s sevens squad for Zagreb 2022
Maisy Allen
Ellie Boatman
Abbie Brown (C)
Heather Cowell
Grace Crompton
Merryn Doidge
Amy Wilson Hardy
Alicia Maude
Isla Norman-Bell
Celia Quansah
Jade Shekells
Lauren Torley
Emma Uren

Women’s pool A schedule for day one Budapest 2022 – Friday 17 June

England Women v Israel Women – KO 13.00 (local time)/12 noon (UK time)
England Women v Georgia Women – KO 15.45 (local time)/14.45 (UK time)
England Women v Finland Women – KO 18.30 (local time)/17.30 (UK time)