England sevens to go for glory in Scotland

09 May 2015 / 21:05

After victory in Tokyo, England Sevens have a shot at World Series glory once again after booking a quarter final meeting with Canada in Glasgow on Sunday.

Great Britain’s qualification for Rio hinges on the success of England and they didn’t disappoint with a series of strong displays in Pool A at Scotstoun.

A 43-7 victory and a 26-7 win over France went along with a 17-17 draw against eventual pool winner Australia to set up the clash with the Canadians who came top of the pile in Pool D.

It was a tough start for England who found themselves trailing 10-0 to Australia in no time but James Rodwell and Dan Norton hit back to level matters and added a second after the break to earn a share of the spoils.

And with convincing wins over the French and Russians, England head coach Simon Amor feels his side stand a good chance of progression.

“We didn’t get out of the blocks particularly well against Australia but the guys showed a lot of character to come back and we are pleased to get into the Cup quarter-finals,” he said.

“We have been able to rotate the squad so a lot of guys got game time and that leaves us relatively fresh going into tomorrow.

“Canada tend to play a very physical game and you can’t afford to give them space so we will need to close them down.”

Elsewhere, Scotland finished second in Pool C after they picked up wins over Wales and Portugal but were unable to get the better of Fiji.

That means the Scots now face the tricky prospect of a match with New Zealand while Wales will go against Samoa in the second match of the day.

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