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England win Newquay 7s

By RFU Press Release
July 3 2011

England Women won their first 7s tournament of the year defeating close rivals, an RFUW Development side, 27-0 in Saturday’s final.

England Women won their first 7s tournament of the year defeating close rivals, an RFUW Development side, 27-0 in Saturday’s final.

A hat-trick of tries from Wasps’ Michaela Staniford and a brace from Richmond’s Alice Richardson secured the convincing 27-0 victory.

England, who had to settle for second best in Rugby Rocks and the West Country 7s last month, booked their place in the final after a 44-0 victory over the Army, a 21-7 win over Premiership side Saracens and a 58-0 win over the Mauraders in the pool stages.

England met Welsh side the Cross Keys, who fielded several Welsh internationals, in the quarter finals and inflicted a 31-5 defeat on them with Jennifer Brightmore, Richardson, Heather Fisher, Staniford and Danielle Waterman all scoring.

In the semi finals England again met Saracens and this time upped the ante with a more convincing 38-0 victory, with Richardson scoring a brace of tries. There were also touch downs for Fisher, Merchant, Kay Wilson and Staniford, which set up England nicely for a showdown against the RFUW Development side.

England 7s Head Coach Barry Maddocks said: “It was great to have two England sides in the final as this really helps strengthens the development of our 7s programme as we look to the future. The weekend has gone well, and it is a great bonus for us to take the next step and win in the final.

“The biggest thing, however, for us is that we have improved in each tournament. Just like the tournaments before us, Newquay has provided some really tough opposition for us, such as Saracens who had England and Canadian internationals playing for them, and Cross Keys.

“Next up is the European 7s later this month and there we will have to pitch ourselves against full international sides. That will be another big step up, but we have put ourselves in a good position ahead of that tournament.”

England 7s Squad

Jenny Brightmore (Worcester), Heather Fisher (Worcester), Sonia Green (Saracens), Sarah Guest (Worcester), Katherine Merchant (Worcester), Sophie Nicholas (Lichfield), Alice Richardson (Richmond), Michaela Staniford (Wasps), Lydia Thompson (Worcester), Danielle Waterman, (Worcester), Kay Wilson (Richmond)

Pool stages

England 44 Army 0

Tries: Richardson (1min), Waterman (2min), Guest (3), Merchant (8min), Wilson (10 min), Wilson (12 min), Brightmore (14).

Conversions: Richardson  

England 21 Saracens 7

Tries: Waterman (5min), Waterman (9 min), Merchant (13 min).

Conversions: Richardson  (3)

England 58 Mauraders 0

Tries: Thompson (1min), Nicholas (3min), Thompson (4min), Guest (6min), Thompson (7min), Wilson (8min), Green (9min), Waterman (10min), Wilson (11min), Nicholas (14)

Conversions: Nicholas, Wilson (2), Waterman.

Quarter finals

England 31 Cross Keys 5

Tries: Brightmore (2min), Richardson (3min), Fisher (9min), Staniford (10min), Waterman (12min).

Conversions: Richardson (3)

Semi finals

England 38 Saracens 0

Tries: Fisher (1min), Richardson (4min), Richardson (7min), Merchant (10min), Wilson (13min), Staniford (14min)

Conversions: Richardson (4)


England 27 RFUW Development 0

Tries: Staniford (1min), Merchant (3min), Merchant (7min), Staniford (10min), Staniford (12).

Conversions: Richardson (1)

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