Scotland and England through to World Cup Sevens quarter-finals

Paola Ditto
Luglio 22, 2018

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

The Black Ferns, who had not conceded a point until meeting the United States of America, duly went ahead with a slashing try from Michaela Blyde.

The women's championship semifinals on day two will see defending champions New Zealand play United States, with Australia against France on the other side of the draw.

Ruby Tui grabbed one back for New Zealand before the break, however the Black Ferns sevens trailed 12-10 at the interval. The USA fly-half Lauren Doyle got up from a tackle for a smart try that closed the gap to five as the clock ticked to zero.

Richard de Carpentier's try secured a place in the last eight
Richard de Carpentier's try secured a place in the last eight

Kenya, who have reached the semi-finals in the last two Rugby World Cup Sevens, struggled after losing two players to yellow cards, opening the door for a flurry of tries from Scotland before the dramatic finale. Chloe Pelle and Fanny Horta had earlier lifted France back into the game.

The Australian men's team were also upset by France, in the first round on Friday, leaving them to play for minor placings. Ireland, who beat England in the first round, beat Russian Federation 20-15 and will contest fifth place with Spain.

The Eagles next play England in the Championship Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.

Round of 16: Fiji 12-19 Spain, France 33-7 Japan, Russia 24-14 South Africa, Canada 43-19 Brazil, Australia 34-5 Papua New Guinea, New Zealand 57-0 Mexico, England 14-19 Ireland, USA 38-7 China.

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