|Weight||86kg (13st 7lb)|
|IRB World Series||16 events|
A try in each of his first three matches in the HSBC Sevens World Series at Wellington in February 2012 launched the career of Tom Mitchell, who combined his initial season on the circuit with a Historical Studies course at Kellogg College, Oxford.
Tom began with a try against the Cook Islands and then scored against the United States and South Africa along the way to England finishing third in the Wellington tournament. A week later, he added three tries in the Las Vegas event against Brazil, Kenya and Argentina and kicked six conversions in Hong Kong in March 2012 before bagging three tries and seven conversions in Tokyo.
He scored five tries and 57 points in England's run to the 2012 Glasgow final with 26 more in London to take his total last season to 150. Tom then signed a full-time Sevens contract and has since taken his try tally to 46 and points to 453.
Tom led England for the first time when they won the Plate in the Las Vegas event in January this year and he was the tournament’s second highest points-scorer with 44 behind Cameron Clark, of Australia.
His other distinctions include helping England to reach the 2013 RWC Sevens final in Moscow, to take third place at the Gold Coast tournament last October and fourth place in Dubai the following month. He amassed 50 points in the South Africa event in December and after seven events he was the top points-scorer in the 2013-14 IRB World Series with 265.
Born in Cuckfield, he is a product of Worth School in West Sussex and obtained a BA in English and Philosophy at Bristol University before going to Oxford. At 15-a-side, he can play at centre and full back as well as fly half and he led England Students in their 29-25 defeat by the Portugal national side in Lisbon.
He helped Oxford to beat Cambridge 28-10 in the 2011 Varsity Match by scoring their third and final try and he led the Great Britain Students side to the World Universities title in Brive in July 2012.
Last updated: April 8, 2014