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Australia crush England in sevens rugby

23/05/2010 02:02:59 PM Comments (0)

Australia have set up a clash with Fiji in the quarter-finals of the English Sevens rugby at Twickenham after crushing the hosts 38-5 in their final pool match on Saturday.

The Australians topped Pool D with a 100 per cent record from their three matches, thanks to an emphatic victory over England, which followed a 43-17 win over Scotland in their opening game and a 47-0 thrashing of Russia.

England finished second in Pool D after beating Russia 29-5 and Scotland 36-10, and face a last eight meeting with Pool C winners South Africa, who edged ahead of second placed Fiji on points difference.

Ben Gollings, England's captain, became only the second player to score 200 tries in the Sevens World Series and admitted it was a remarkable achievement.

"It is pretty awesome feeling. Honestly I am just happy to be winning out there, but it is a great milestone," he said.

"I think the try that sticks out the most is the winning one against Fiji at Hong Kong in 2006."

South Africa won their first two matches, 19-12 against France, and 43-0 against Canada, before sharing a 21-21 draw with Fiji.

That tie denied Fiji first place after they had beaten Canada 28-19 and France 29-14.

Argentina can look forward to a last eight showdown with Wales, as they handed Samoa a first defeat in 21 matches to win Pool A.

New Zealand topped Pool B to set up a quarter-final with Samoa.

A convincing 43-5 win over Wales was followed by another routine victory as New Zealand brushed aside Portugal 35-12.

Wales also qualified as they bounced back from that New Zealand loss to defeat Kenya 22-17 and Portugal 14-12.

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