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England Sevens Dubai 2017 - Fixtures

By K
November 30 2017

England men have won the bronze medal in Dubai in the opening leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Fiji in their final game. 


      Dubai Sevens 2017/18 Series  

Day One  01/12/17
0500 1 USA  14-22  Argentina
0522 2 New Zealand 24-12 Samoa
0544 3 Australia 38 - 7 Wales
0606 4 Fiji 50 - 7 Russia
0630 5 Canada 15-29  Kenya
0652 6 South Africa 19-10  Uganda
0714 7 Scotland  24-14   France
0736 8  England 28 - 0   Spain
0800 9  USA 14-26   Samoa
0822 10  New Zealand 21-19   Argentina
0844 11  Australia 47 - 0   Rusia
0906 12 Fiji  21 -7  Wales
1014 13 Canada 22-17 Uganda
1036 14 South Africa 48 - 5  Kenya
1058 15 Scotland 26-21  Spain
1120 16 England 14-12 France
1400 17 Argentina 12-22 Samoa
1422 18 New Zealand  22-12  USA
1444 19 Wales 29-5 Russia
1506 20 Fiji 26-19 Australia
1531 21 Kenya 29-14  Uganda
1553 22 South Africa 28- 0  Canada
1615 23 France 12-14 Spain
1637 24 England 29- 0  Scotland
  After winning Pool B on day one with three wins from three, Simon Amor's side faced Australia in the last eight and progressed with a 26-19 win, but despite Ruaridh McConnochie's early score they lost narrowly 5-14 against New Zealand, but recovered to beat the Fijians 28-21.        Bronze delightIn a tight final, Tom Bowen’s hitch kick and burst of pace put England ahead after 40 seconds but Fiji responded to level through their own try, and then take the lead when Vatemo Ravouvou intercepted Will Edwards’ pass. 

England’s running lines and offloading saw Phil Burgess stroll in, before Tom Mitchell’s introduction to the game as a replacement sent McConnochie through as five tries were scored in the first seven minutes, but England had the edge 21-14.

In arguably the try of the match, some lovely interplay and offloads between Bowen and Burgess sent Bowen in for his second, before Josua Vakurunabili’s interception got Fiji to within one score.

However, England held out to finish third in the tournament ahead of the second round of the series in Cape Town next weekend.

In the semi-final, it was a tense clash with New Zealand but Ruaridh McConnochie got England off to the perfect start as he took Mitchell's pass and opened up to score out wide.

The All Backs wing Joseva Ravouvou scored twice though in an end-to-end game as they clinched a place in the final, where they lost to winners South Africa.

Earlier in the day, England beat Australia in the quarter-final where Dan Norton, who ended the tournament as joint top try scorer Norton pounced on a bouncing, loose pass and gathered his own kick ahead to dot down under the sticks.

Tom Mitchell got England's third following James Rodwell break, but Australia's converted try meant the game was level at 19-19, but, with the clock dead, captain Mitchell’s break through the middle got behind the defence and found Harry Glover to secure a dramatic win.

In the invitational tournament the England Sevens academy played under the banner of The Royals and were in the cup quarter-final after their performances on day one..   After suffering a 12-17 defeat from The Froggies, they went on to play Ireland in the fifth place play-off semi-final where they lost 5-24 to finish in sixth place.

Dubai day two results:

Cup quarter-final: England 26-19 Australia

Cup semi-final: England 5-14 New Zealand

Bronze final: England 28-21 Fiji


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