Shekells selected for England Sevens

Jade Shekells has been named in the England Women Sevens squad for the upcoming Europe World Cup qualifying tournament in Bucharest this weekend.

The Warriors Women ace has been in scintillating form for her country, earning herself a place in the Team England set-up for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Drawn in Pool B, England take on hosts Romania, Italy and Belgium with all matches streamed onĀ

The tournament is made up of three pools of four teams, with the top eight teams progressing from the pools and reseeded for the quarter-finals where the winners of each will qualify for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, which takes place in South Africa in September.

Abbie Brown captains the side which is made up of players who have represented England Sevens on the 2022 World Series and Rugby Europe tournaments.

England Women Sevens squad

Ellie Boatman
Abbie Brown (c)
Heather Cowell
Grace Crompton
Merryn Doidge
Amy Wilson Hardy
Alicia Maude
Isla Norman-Bell
Jodie Ounsley
Celia Quansah
Jade Shekells
Lauren Torley
Emma Uren

Pool B schedule

Saturday 16 July
England Women 7s v Romania Women 7s
England Women 7s v Italy Women 7s

Sunday 17 July
England Women 7s v Belgium Women 7s