Rugby Union: Sleightholme called up for Hong Kong

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Jonathan Sleightholme, the England wing who marked his first season in the Five Nations with the championship-winning try against Ireland, is included in England's squad for next weekend's Hong Kong seven-a-side tournament.

Also named in the 10-man squad is Sleightholme's fellow Bath wing, Adedayo Adebayo, one of six members of the England team which won the World Cup Sevens in 1993. The side will be managed by Andy Harriman, who was captain when England won those sevens at Murrayfield, and the coach is the former England half-back, Les Cusworth.

England enter the Hong Kong tournament for the first time, in preparation for when it becomes the World Cup Sevens next year.

ENGLAND SQUAD (Hong Kong Sevens, 29-31 March): D Hopley (Wasps, capt), A Adebayo (Bath), A Healey (Orrell), N Beal (Northampton), T Stimpson (West Hartleplool), D Scully (Wakefield), T Rodber (Northampton), J Sleightholme (Bath), C Sheasby (Harlequins), N Back (Leicester).

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