England 7s dominate in first Europe Series

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:23
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SEVENS NEWS: England secured the Challenge Trophy and ninth place after beating Wales 21-17 in the final of the first tournament of the 2017 Rugby Europe Sevens Series which took place in Moscow over  the weekend.

They found themselves in the Challenge Trophy contest after coming third in their pool after day one of the tournament where they defeated Belgium but suffered losses to Portugal and France.

England fielded a youthful side for this weekend’s competition, with Simon Amor heralding this as an opportunity to identify the next generation of talent to come through the England Sevens pathway.

Commenting on the team’s performance in Moscow, England Sevens academy coach Warren Abrahams, said: "The boys worked extremely hard and the attitude, effort and desire to look after each other and put the team first was fantastic this weekend.

"It’s a very young group that we have out here so we are naturally going to make some errors but it’s a very exciting learning journey for all of these guys.

"We’ve learned some tough lessons over the past two days but the boys showed that if they do the simple things well they can put any team under pressure – they demonstrated that against France on Saturday,"

In the Challenge Trophy semifinal, England clinched a 24-10 victory over Poland. In day one of the tournament England defeated Belgium 19-10 in their opening game but lost 10-29 to Portugal and 21-26 to France.
 
Looking ahead to the second round of the European competition in Lodz, Poland next weekend Abrahams added: "There’s a huge amount of exciting potential in this group and for them to be able to continue to improve they will need to understand how to express themselves individually within the game plan and then learn how gel these individual components together to work successfully as a group,"

Europe Sevens Series, Fixtures:

Stage 2:  Lodz (Poland), June 10-11
Stage 3: Clermont-Ferrand (France - Comité d'Auvergne), July 1-2
Stage 4: Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s (England), July 15-16

 

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Sat, 18 November 2017
Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints 12h00 Sixways
Italy v Argentina 13h00 Florence
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Wales v Georgia 14h30 Cardiff
England v Australia 15h00 Twickenham
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons 15h30 Ricoh Arena
Ireland v Fiji 16h30 Aviva Stadium
Scotland v New Zealand 17h15 Edinburgh
France v South Africa 19h45 Paris
Sun, 19 November 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 14h00 Sandy Park
Leicester Tigers v Bath 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Fri, 24 November 2017
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 22h00 Liberty Stadium
Ulster v Treviso 18h05 Kingspan Stadium
Leinster v Dragons 18h35 RDS Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Connacht 18h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester 18h45 Kingston Park
Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors 18h45 Welford Road
Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
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Fri, 17 November 2017
Gloucester v Saracens 23 | 17
Tue, 14 November 2017
France XV v New Zealand 23 | 28
Sat, 11 November 2017
France v New Zealand 18 | 38
Ireland v South Africa 38 | 3
Wales v Australia 21 | 29
England v Argentina 21 | 8
Scotland v Samoa 44 | 38
Italy v Fiji 19 | 10
Sat, 04 November 2017
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 37 | 8
Connacht v Cheetahs 23 | 15
Edinburgh v Ospreys 37 | 10
Barbarians v New Zealand 22 | 31
Kings v Ulster 36 | 43
Japan v Australia 30 | 63
Fri, 03 November 2017
Scarlets v Treviso 20 | 8
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