WORCESTER Warriors' flyer Ben Howard has been named in England Sevens side for the inaugural DHL Oktoberfest Sevens.

He is part of a 12-man academy squad who will head to Germany for the tournament which takes place on September 29 and 30.

Drawn in Pool B, England will face Uganda, Germany and Argentina on the opening day of the two-day competition, hosted at the Munich Olympic Stadium.

England Sevens head coach Simon Amor said: “As the first international, invitational tournament of the season, this is the first step on the ladder for many of these young players.

“This competition provides the England Sevens programme with a great opportunity to trial our very young players and give them exposure against some world-class teams which will undoubtedly be an enormous challenge for them.”

Amor added: “It’s great for the programme to have the opportunity to work with Worcester Warriors to allow Ben Howard with the chance to play international sevens and develop his game at this tournament.”

England are joined by 11 international teams for the inaugural tournament, many of which have previously competed on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

They include South Africa, Fiji, France, Argentina, Australia, Spain, Germany, Chile, Portugal, Uganda and Ireland.

England’s Pool B fixtures, Friday 29 September (BST).

England v Uganda 1.15pm.

England v Germany 3.38pm.

England v Argentina 6.59pm.