England Sevens hand Hayter contract
July 3, 2014
England Sevens have given ex-Wasps centre Charlie Hayter a central contract.
Hayter joined Wasps in 2012 but worked prior to that with current England Sevens boss Simon Amor at London Scottish. He was handed a chance to impress in the short-form of the game during the European Grand Prix Series in Lyon in June and has since been rewarded with a full-time deal.
England Sevens boss Amor said: "Charlie has always been an excellent athlete, fast and physical, and I was delighted to see him make the step up to the Aviva Premiership with Wasps. He is a great addition to the England Sevens programme and I am confident that sevens will also help develop his game should he return to the Premiership at a later date.
"The FIRA tournaments and our intense training schedule ahead of the Commonwealth Games are really helping to embed him within the set up. He has been thrown in at the deep end but has all the raw materials to be a great player for us. It is exciting that we are already seeing a sharp upward curve in his performance."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Exeter moved top of the Aviva Premiership after Gareth Steenson and Henry Slade combined to punish Gloucester's poor discipline at Kingsholm
The Sportsground erupted at the finish as Connacht held on to defeat defending Guinness PRO12 champions Leinster 10-9 and end their 11-match losing streak in Irish inter-provincial derbies
Top 14 champions Toulon ran eight tries past 14-man Brive to record a dominant 53-13 victory at Stade Amedee Domenech on Friday
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from around the paddock after Friday practice for the Singapore Grand Prix
Jockey Jason Maguire enjoyed a winning return six months after he was induced into a coma following a horrific fall at Stratford