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England name Ollie Phillips in their squad for the Nelson Mandela Bay SA Sevens

Last Updated: 07/12/12 1:50pm

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Ollie Phillips: Has shaken off a calf injury

Ollie Phillips: Has shaken off a calf injury

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Ollie Phillips has shaken off a troublesome calf injury to return to the England squad for the third leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in South Africa.

Phillips, the 2009 IRB Sevens Player of the Year, had been due to end his three-year absence from the international side in Dubai.

However he was forced to sit out the tournament after the injury flared up.

Phillips, though, has come through training this week and will replace Tom Mitchell, who broke his leg in Dubai, in the only change to Ben Ryan's squad.

"Ollie's worked very hard to get himself fit and I know he was extremely disappointed he didn't make it last weekend," said Ryan.

"We're delighted to have him back. He has a great deal of experience, communicates well and I'm sure he'll add something extra for us."

England will face defending champions New Zealand, runners-up Fiji and Scotland in the pool stages.

England Sevens: Dan Bibby, John Brake, Chris Brightwell, James Lightfoot-Brown, Ollie Marchon, Dan Norton, Ollie Phillips, Tom Powell, James Rodwell, Rob Vickerman (captain), Marcus Watson, Jeff Williams

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