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Simon Amor has named his England Sevens squad for this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  The England head coach has selected eight newcomers for the event, Sky Sports reports.  Those are Daniel Bibby, Mark Bright, Phillip Burgess, Michael Ellery, Charlie Hayter, Christian Lewis-Pratt, Tom Mitchell and Marcus Watson.

By Andrew Lee

Saracens captain Steve Borthwick is about to play the last game of his career on Saturday against Northampton at Twickenham.  The 34-year old former England captain said he is ready to hang up his boots as he feels he has earned the respect of his team-mates which is what really matters to him.

By Ludovica Tronci

The Saracens prop Mako Vunipola might skip England’s tour of New Zealand after reporting an injury at the medial ligament in his right knee.  The Heineken Cup final between Saracens and Toulon proved to be fatal to Vunipola who left the Millennium Stadium on crutches.  According to the London Evening Standard, the New Zealand-born England rugby player could need an operation, with surgery keeping him off of the field for up to six months.