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Alex Gray, Luke Fielden and Phil Burgess to join England Sevens squad

Last Updated: 05/04/13 10:58am

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Alex Gray: London Irish forward to join England Sevens squad

Alex Gray: London Irish forward to join England Sevens squad

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England Sevens have made three new signings for the 2013/14 campaign as Alex Gray, Luke Fielden and Phil Burgess all join the squad.

London Irish back row forward Gray, 21, is a former England U20 captain and has made 25 Aviva Premiership appearances for the Exiles and Newcastle.

Fielden, 27, is a full-back or wing who has played in both the Premiership and Championship for Newcastle while Burgess, 24, has made more than 70 Championship appearances for the Cornish Pirates.

England Sevens head coach Ben Ryan told rfu.com: "Our objective is always to add quality and competition for places as we continue to drive up standards ahead of an important season that concludes with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next July.

"Alex Gray, Phil Burgess and Luke Fielden are major signings for us. They're athletic and talented players who already have a lot of experience.

"Their decision to join England Sevens is a reflection of how the sport is growing and also of how it will enhance and develop them further."

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