England beat South Africa to reach World Cup Sevens final

Tim Walsh won't offer any excuses for his side's poor showing in San Francisco

Rugby World Cup Sevens Perry Baker sparkles as big guns dominate day one

England Sevens beat Samoa 19-15 in their opening game of the World Cup Sevens in San Francisco and will now play hosts US in the Championship quarter-final on Sunday (00:38 BST).

Coach Gareth Baber was pleased with the start and said his focus is very much on the World Cup rather than atoning for his side's slip-up in the final round of the HSBC Sevens World Series, where Fiji finished fifth to hand victory to South Africa. Curry was named the AIG Player of the Final, while Ravouvou earned the UL Mark of Excellence Award.

Mike Ellery and Ruaridh McConnochie scored England's tries, with Tom Mitchell kicking one conversion.

Kenyans have reacted with disbelieve and shock after the national sevens team squandered a comfortable 26-5 lead with four minutes to go to lose to Scotland 31-26 and exit the Rugby World Cup Sevens in the round of 16 stage on Saturday.

It was tough going all weekend for Lewis Holland and the Australians
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It capped a brilliant few months for the sevens programme, with both the men and women winning Commonwealth Games gold, and the World Cup. With the result, the Canadian team placed 12th overall at the tournament.

Pat Kay and Isaac Kaay scored for Canada, while veteran Nate Hirayama left the pitch in the second half on concussion protocol according to Rugby Canada.

Scotland and France also won through to the Cup quarters, with the French upsetting Australia 22-17 in a ding-dong battle. Japan posted the first try of the game, but Fiji hit back with scores from Semi Kunatani, Jose Seru, Jerry Tuwai, Josua Tuisova, Semi Radradra and Jasa Veremalua as the fixture turned into a rout.

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