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A number of 15 a side players have been included in team GB’s Olympic Sevens squad.

Throughout the past number of weeks, there has been much speculation as to how many 15 a side players would be included in team GB’s Olympic Sevens squad.

Although the likes of Justin Tipuric and Christian Wade were thought to be in the running for places, both players have been left out of Simon Amor’s squad.

Instead, team GB’s coach has selected Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors), James Davies (Scarlets), Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins), Joe Simpson (Wasps) and Marcus Watson (Newcastle Falcons).

Bennett has previous sevens experience with Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, while Watson and Ollie Lindsay-Hague have represented England’s sevens team in the past.

Nevertheless, each of the 15 a side players have little time to adapt to the shortened version of the game, with team GB set to compete in four tournaments before the final squad for the Olympics is named.

Team GB Sevens squad:

Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues)
Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors)
Dan Bibby (England Sevens)
Tom Bowen (England Sevens)
Phil Burgess (England Sevens)
Sam Cross (Wales Sevens)
James Davies (Scarlets)
Alex Davis (England Sevens)
Richard de Carpentier (England Sevens)
Jamie Farndale (Scotland Sevens)
Alex Gray (England Sevens)
Charlie Hayter (England Sevens)
Warwick Lahmert (England Sevens)
Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins)
Gavin Lowe (Scotland Sevens)
Ruaridh McConnochie (England Sevens)
Tom Mitchell (England Sevens)
Luke Morgan (Wales Sevens)
Dan Norton (England Sevens)
Scott Riddell (Scotland Sevens)
Mark Robertson (Scotland Sevens)
James Rodwell (England Sevens)
Joe Simpson (Wasps)
Luke Treharne (Wales Sevens)
Marcus Watson (Newcastle Falcons)

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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