COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mitchell eyes up title bid

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell

First published in Sport

ENGLAND rugby sevens captain Tom Mitchell believes they can dethrone the All Blacks and claim their first Commonwealth gold.

New Zealand have won four out of four titles since the sport’s introduction in 1998, but former Oxford University fly half Mitchell says his side can end that run.

“There are certain advantages,” he said.

“We haven’t had to travel far which is a benefit and after the training we’ve done, we’re in a really strong position, so we’re hoping to do very well.

“It’s certainly realistic to be up there.”

Former Oxford RFC player Sam Myers is in the Australian squad.

Matches take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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