World Sevens Series ends badly for Fiji and Samoa in England

World Sevens Series ends badly for Fiji and Samoa in England

South Africa secured the world series title last weekend as they won the cup final in Paris.

Scotland came from behind to beat England 12-7 in an all-British final at the World Rugby London Sevens today at Twickenham. It's so special and I'm so proud of the boys.

England and Canada followed that and the hosts were clearly up for the challenge, with dream-teamer Ollie Lyndsey-Hague executing a attractive goose-step to score under the sticks early on.

Defeat meant that the United States of America topped Pool A, leaving the Blitzboks to face hosts England in the last eight.

"We have six tournaments that we're looking at in between now at the next World Series". Blake turned from defender into attacker with the first try of the second, playing to the whistle after England claimed the ball had been knocked on.

They were beaten by the US in the quarter-finals before smashing New Zealand 40-7 in the fifth place semi-final.

Canada beat US 22-19 to take bronze in the series finale, while Olympic champions Fiji finished third in the overall standings. "To play in eight finals and win five is something we are very proud of". The second half was close until Norton, sensational all weekend, evaded a Douglas challenge to dot down in the corner and Lyndsey-Hague's hat-trick in the same corner guaranteed the win, 24-5; the auld enemy set to clash in the final.

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In the two victories, the Aussies scored a combined 85 points with just one unconverted try posted against it.

The Kiwis gave away a late penalty when it was discovered they had eight players on the pitch and Scotland scored the winning try.

Laidlaw may have gleaned some joy from the Twickenham tournament, with Scotland pipping England 12-7 in a tension-filled final.

It was all England in the second half with Dan Norton and James Rodwell scoring two unanswered tries to advance to the semifinals.

"It says an terrible lot about the consistency of this group and the way they keep fighting hard day in and day out for each other and their determination to make England proud".

It was a valuable way to end the day with a quarter-final berth against the US awaiting the Aussies on Sunday at 7.58pm AEST.

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