Mitchell hoping to make most of home support at Twickenham

Mitchell hoping to make most of home support at Twickenham
By Sportsbeat

17/05/2017 at 23:07Updated

England will be playing for pride when the World Rugby Sevens Series comes to a close this weekend, but captain Tom Mitchell is keen to go out on a high in front of home fans.

With two wins from the nine events held so far, England sit second in the standings but are unable to catch runaway leaders South Africa after five wins in the season.

The London Sevens, held at Twickenham, is the traditional season-ender and will see England taking on Samoa, Australia and Spain in the group stages.

England will need a strong showing to maintain their second place in the standings, though, as third-placed Fiji sit just two points behind England with 22 up for grabs to the winner.

But for Mitchell, who led Team GB to a silver medal at last year's Olympic Games in Rio, the weekend is all about putting on a show for the home fans.

"The support we've had throughout the whole season has been phenomenal, but finishing the World Series to a home crowd at Twickenham means so much to the entire squad," he said.

"The HSBC London Sevens is always a unique and exciting tournament which brings a real festival atmosphere to Twickenham and we can't wait to be a part of it!"

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