RISING young rugby star Danny Care has been named in the 15-man Team England rugby sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games in melbourne.

The 19 year-old former Prince Henry's Grammar School pupil is finding honours coming thick and fast at the moment. He was in the England Sevens squad which travelled to New Zealand and America recently and last weekend represented England U-19s in their 36-5 win over Scotland at Twickenham Stoop.

The Leeds Tykes scrum-half from Adel scored two tries in that win and impressed with some sharp finishing. Care got the first try by darting over from a quickly-taken penalty after England had kept the ball through a long sequence of phases.

No 8 David Tait later surged 50 metres down the right, pulled the last defender out of position and floated a pass for Care to go over in the corner for his second try.

The England squad for the Commonwealth Games contains a balance of experienced sevens players including Dan Luger MBE, Magnus Lund and Ben Gollings and some of the exciting youngsters who have earned selection through impressive performances so far this season. England sevens captain Simon Amor will lead the side.

The squad depart for Australia on Sunday, March 5, and will be reduced to the 12-man playing squad prior to the tournament, which begins in Melbourne on Thursday, March 16.

Only captain Simon Amor, Ben Gollings and Henry Paul have experienced a Commonwealth Games before so England will be looking to them to lend their experience to the youngsters.

England coach Mike Friday said: "I truly believe that this squad includes some of the future stars of England Rugby and this experience will be an integral part of their player development.

"We have some extremely talented young players such as Tom Varndell, Mathew Tait, Dave Seymour, Ben Russell and Danny Care. It is important to remember that this is the 15 man travelling squad. Only 12 players can be selected for the Games so there is still everything to play for in terms of earning their place in the team."