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England into Adelaide Sevens quarter finals


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Article Published: Saturday 2 April 2011


England finished day one of the Adelaide sevens unbeaten to book a cup quarter final match against Wales tomorrow.

Ben Ryan’s men finished day one as the tournament’s highest scorers, clocking up 111 points in their three games against Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Argentina.

England 45 Scotland 7

Following a third Cup final defeat to New Zealand this season in last weekend’s Hong Kong tournament, England got off to a strong start against Scotland with Nick Royle scoring his first of two hat-tricks.

John Brake, Tom Powell, James Rodwell all touched down before London Irish wing Marcus Watson closed out the scoring with a try on his England Sevens debut.

Sevens World Series record points scorer Ben Gollings added four conversions as England cruised to a 45-7 victory.

England 45 Papua New Guinea 12

England’s free-scoring rugby continued against Papua New Guinea and the Hong Kong finalists led 21-7 at half time after John Brake opened the scoring and Nick Royle added two more to his tournament tally.

The half time introduction of Mark Odejobi paid dividends after just 21 seconds as he stretched England’s lead early in the second half, and after Papua New Guinea’s Henry Liliket was sin binned England took full advantage, running in tries from Mat Turner, Chris Kakah and Dan Norton.

Royle bagged his second hat-trick of day one at the death leaving England with a second 45-point haul.

England 21 Argentina 19

Another two tries from Royale and one from Oli Lindsay-Hague secured a much tighter affair against Argentina who were 5-0 up in the first minute thanks to Javier Ortega Desio’s touchdown.

Ryan’s men rallied to lead 14-12 at half time and after an equally tight second seven minutes it was Gollings’ superior conversion kicking that booked England’s place in the Cup quarter finals.

 
 
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