Kenya: Shujaa Close Season With 5 Points in London

Posted May 22, 2017

Australia has qualified for the Cup quarter finals, winning two of its three pool games on day one of the World Series London Sevens tournament.

Laidlaw may have gleaned some joy from the Twickenham tournament, with Scotland pipping England 12-7 in a tension-filled final.

The Red Roses got off to a flying start through prolific try scorer Dan Norton, but failed to add to that early score after some resilient defence from their neighbours from north of the border.

Richard de Carpentier then went close to adding to England's lead, only for it to be ruled that his foot was in touch and that was as close as either side came to adding to the scoreline before half-time.

But they advanced to the quarterfinals for a 10th time in 10 outings this season despite a loss against the U.S. in their final Pool match.

With England successfully progressing as one of the top eight teams, the battle for second place has not emerged and they will be declared the official runners-up to South Africa in the 2016/2-17 World Series.

South Africa opened the scoring through a converted Siviwe Soyizwapi try in the second minute only for Australia to hit back immediately thanks to a converted try of their own from John Porch.

Canada claimed bronze after beating United States of America 22-19, and the Challenge Trophy was won by Fiji, who beat Wales, 26-14.

With NZ on the brink of a semi-final spot at Twickenham, an assistant ref noticed something wasn't quite right with the number of Kiwi players on the field.

However, Scotland produced a remarkable rally to score four unanswered tries in the second period, two each for Dougie Fife and Jamie Farndale, secured a breathtaking 24-21 win.

The quarter finalists for Day Two are USA, South Africa, Argentina, Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, England and Australia.

"We're looking forward to playing the best side in the world", Amor said.

The Canada Sevens has a capacity for 6,430 over two days next Saturday and Sunday.

England and Canada followed that and the hosts were clearly up for the challenge, with dream-teamer Ollie Lyndsey-Hague executing a lovely goose-step to score under the sticks early on.